Eve Dallas gets a call on the way home from a party with her husband Roarke to a park in NYC, due to a homicide. The scene is rather grisly. A single mother walking home at night, she is beaten, raped and strangled before posed and her eyes cut out. Eve knows she needs to stop this guy before he kills again and she's helped in a very unlikely way. A sensitive, who can see visions and read people, visits Eve telling her that she saw the crime happen in her visions. She describes things that haven't been released to the public. Eve isn't quite sure what to make of her but uses it as assistance to the investigation.
I think this was one of the better 'in death' books. The investigation wasn't pretty, there was a lot of painstaking details that needed to be tracked down, which made it feel more real. I also think that Detective Peabody came a bit more in to her own in this book. Finally, there was a nice twist at the end that I wasn't expecting.
First Line: "She'd gotten through the entire evening without killing anyone."