Eve Dallas is one tough cop. Shes got no problem dealing with a holiday reveller in a red suit who plunges thirty-seven stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa. " But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, its all Eve can do to hold it together. Instantly, shes plunged back into the past, to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized girl - trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits in front of her, smiling. Trudy claims she just wanted to see how Eve was doing. But Eves husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise - and his suspicions prove correct when Trudy arrives at his office demanding money in exchange for keeping the ugly details of his wifes childhood a secret. Barely restraining himself, Roarke shows her the door - and makes it clear that shed be wise to get out of New York and never bother him or his wife again. But just a few days later, Trudys found on the floor of her hotel room, a mess of bruises and blood. A cop to the core, Eve is determined to solve the case, if only for the sake of Trudys bereaved son. Unfortunately, Eve is not the only one to have suffered at this womans hands, and she and Roarke will follow a circuitous, dangerous path to find out who turned this victimizer into a victim.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.
With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.