Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
One of New York’s great attractions is the Staten Island ferries! But one vacationing family has the scare of their life when their wife and mother goes missing and the women’s bathroom that she was supposed to have gone into is covered in blood. Now it’s up to Eve and Peabody to get to the bottom of things and find a killer that seems to have disappeared into thin air.
It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten to read an In Death story so I was really excited to delve into this novella. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this one as much as I had hoped.
I liked the beginning with the buildup of Carolee’s disappearance. But after that mystery was solved and Eve and Peabody were looking for their Houdini killer, I got a bit bored which isn’t a good sign in such a small story.
The book did pick back up at the end, but it wasn’t stellar enough to improve my rating to anything better than 3 stars.
We did have a few comical moments in this book that I enjoyed … especially with Peabody.
“I get double credits. First I get the satisfaction credit of being hit on by the sexy DOT inspector, and second I get loyal and true credit for turning him down because I have my personal sexy nerd.”
We also got a brief intimate scene between Roarke and Eve, but the majority of the story was the case, which could be the reason I didn’t like this one as much, I’m always a big fan of the personal things going on around the mystery and there just wasn’t much of that in this one.