Concealed in Death (In Death Series #38)

Concealed in Death (In Death Series #38)

by J. D. Robb


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Lieutenant Eve Dallas uncovers a conspiracy when she investigates the murders of some of New York City's troubled youth in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.

Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve’s done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved.

The victims are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life.

Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary—and the evil concealed in one human heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594561040
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Series: In Death Series , #38
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for a number-one New York Times–bestselling author of more than two hundred novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than four hundred million copies of her books in print.


Keedysville, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Praise for the In Death series

“Robb is a virtuoso.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“It’s Law & Order: SVU—in the future.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Gritty thrillers highlighted by humor and heart . . . The ‘In Death’ novels offer something for every fan of genre fiction.” —This Week (Columbus, Ohio)

“The series [is] groundbreaking in its unique combination of futuristic setting, suspense and romance.” —The Romance Reader

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Concealed in Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 reviews.
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
I’ve been a fan of In Death for years, and though I've enjoyed some books more than others, they have all been enjoyable. So, it’s always nice when Robb manages to surprise me. Concealed in Death concerns what is essentially a cold case. The victims are discovered, by Roarke, 15 years after the murder. As usual, Eve gets her murderer but the case unfolded in unexpected ways and the ending was different from the usual. I won’t say more to avoid spoilers. Sure, a lot of things are so obviously contrived (Roarke getting involved in nearly every case, for one!) but that doesn't undermine the mystery. Another plus to this installment is the obvious maturing of the characters. Eve has truly grown as a person, a cop and a wife. It was nice to see her more accepting of the “perks” of being married to Roarke (even if she is annoyed that she doesn't have to harass the doormen when they recognize her!) She’s also more willing to accept and ask for help, from him and others. In turn, Roarke is developing in complementary ways. This is perhaps the best thing about an on-going series with so many books. We get to see the characters develop and change. Overall, a fantastic read. I can’t wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a huge fan of this series, but last few books just havent been as good as others. Its like she is just trying to get the book written and out to the masses. She use to have alittle more humor involved with her characters. Feeney wasnt even mentioned in this book. I was glad to see a new character in the mix but still like hearing more about sommerset, feeney, mcnab, mavis and leonardo, mira and dennis. Dallas and peabody are key of course, and you can never get enough of roarke, but she is losing about 6 of us due to this lack luster writing in the last several books in this series.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I love this series.   It is one of my top auto-buys and 38 books later it is still going strong.  Eve seems to be getting better, more comfortable in her own skin.  A lot of that has to do with her support system and her competence on the job.  Eve will always stand for the dead but when the dead are children it makes it that much tougher.  I devoured this book and await the next action packed entry into this incredible series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the death series, but the writing style in this book was disappointing. It was so unlike the JD Robb I have come to admire I feel cheated and even wonder if she didn't put her name on another writers work. The change of writing style was so distracting from page one I couldn't enjoy the story. If I had purchased a hard back I would have returned it before the end of the first chapter. JD shame on you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the series. However this book was very lacking in spunk compared to the others. I actually got bored with it so much that I skipped pages just to get to the end. Something really was amiss here and I do hope that it's gone and it's back to writing great books that we love to read. 
KarenJG More than 1 year ago
Meh. I like mysteries, I like science fiction, and I like strong female leads. This book was adequate in all of the above, but just did not have that "sparkle" that I expect from the series. Maybe Nora/J.D. is getting tired of the characters. Maybe, as some have suggested, somebody ghost-wrote it. The writing was competent, but somebody let the air out of the characters - they were all kind of flat. Plus, most of the secondary characters merely made an appearance, they weren't really involved in the story in any substantive way. All in all, it was still better than many of the self-published books I've read (I read a lot of those, because they're cheap and my reading appetite doesn't allow me to feast exclusively on professionally edited & published books). But it was in no way as outstanding as some of the other books in the series.
fenris More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite series, I have read them over many time but this one was a disappointment. You could tell that someone else wrote it. I can only guess that Nora(J.D.Robb) my have outline the story and then handed it off to a ghost writer. The characters that we know and love were not themselves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although this story remains true to Eve and Roarke and all the In Death crew, it isn't as engaging or fun as many of them are. A very cold case, a connection that feels half hearted and almost no action make this a weak addition to a wonderful series.
Sargon1 More than 1 year ago
They just keep getting better. Love Eve and Roake they are my favorite couple. Mira and Dennis added there special brand of humor love and calm and Mavis and Leonardo and baby Bella add some serious and fun spots to the story which kept me guessing almost to the end.
catshade13 More than 1 year ago
Kept me spellbound. I thought I had it figured out but got a nice surprise in the end. Also we get a bit of Mavis's background. I like how the In Death series just continues on. Can't wait until the next one.
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Different from the other books. Not quite as good. I’ll keep reading the series
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I dont remember if it was Quinn or Ethan....
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I love this series.
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Great book , excellent read.
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Where is that spectacular writing I have come to expect and grown to love.
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