Abandoned in Death Excerpt

A busy day on the blog — The Becoming discussion thread went live this morning and now I’ll share the excerpt from Abandoned in Death (out Feb 8 2022).

First, click HERE to see the cool cover reveal vid.

What’s Abandoned about you ask? Well here’s the official cover copy.

The woman’s body was found in the early morning, on a bench in a New York City playground. She was clean, her hair neatly arranged, her makeup carefully applied. But other things were very wrong—like the tattoo and piercings, clearly new. The clothes, decades out of date. The fatal wound hidden beneath a ribbon around her neck. And the note: Bad Mommy, written in crayon as if by a child.

Eve Dallas turns to the department’s top profiler, who confirms what seems obvious to Eve: They’re dealing with a killer whose childhood involved some sort of trauma—a situation with which Eve is all too familiar. Yet the clues suggest a perpetrator who’d be roughly sixty years old, and there are no records of old crimes with a similar MO. What was the trigger that apparently reopened such an old wound and sent someone over the edge?

When Eve discovers that other young women—who physically resemble the first victim—have vanished, the clock starts ticking louder. But to solve this case she will need to find her way into a hidden place of dim light and concrete, into the distant past, and into the cold depths of a shattered mind.

And now here’s a look at Chapter One.

You can pre-order Abandoned in Death from your favorite retailer.

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27 thoughts on “Abandoned in Death Excerpt”

  1. Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this, but you ladies might not know you can preorder autographed copies from Turn The Page Bookstore.

    1. Oh…My…the wait is always worth it!
      Thank you Laura…( and of course Nora)!!

  2. Darling Nora…. Sometimes you have such a twisted mind. And we as your faithful fans love it Cannot wait 🙂

  3. Darling Nora…. Sometimes you have such a twisted mind. And we as your faithful fans love it Cannot wait 🙂

  4. Oh My… I cannot wait to read this one. Such a gifted writer. Happy Thanksgiving Ya’ll!! Be blessed, stay safe, and healthy!

  5. As usual the first Chapter draws me in. What a talent Nora has. Can’t wait.

  6. I told myself to wait, this time. That it would be waiting for me in February, anyway. But noooooo, I jumped right in. Looks like a throat-grabber! Looking forward to it.

  7. Oh my birthday present and it’s already pre-ordered. Love all of Nora’s books.

  8. Again another brilliant gripping g story … Thank-you so much Nora for writing such wonderful books …

  9. What an exciting start. Just wish February would hurry up and come quickly 😉 Thank you Nora Roberts for yet another exciting story.

  10. My calendar is marked! Happy Thanksgiving to you all and your families. Stay safe. 76 more sleeps!!

  11. Fantastic treat after the hectic past couple of weeks in my life. Thanks so very much for this much needed brief break. Cannot wait until February.

  12. You had me intrigued at page one, reeling the reader in. You’re always the master Nora, looking forward to it.

  13. On my calendar and I know exactly what the first thing I will do with the Amazon gift cards my family always thoughtfully supplies me with for books every Christmas,

  14. Eeek! I had to restart my heart after reading just the blurb! Sooooo excited!!!

  15. I just started reading the older books beginning with #1 Naked in Death. I enjoy reading the loving interaction between Eve and Roarke in these earlier books. I miss this in the newer books. I just read a review of Abandoned in Death and there was a comment that they would have liked more Eve and Roarke. I love a good mystery but what makes these special is that relationship. I’ve been married for 56 years and still cuddle, make love. My husband has a frisky inclination. Now that the kids are out of the house opportunity abounds. I like to read about a married couple that has this too. Makes me smile. Your earlier books always had some wonderful, sexy romance in them. Any possibility we can have some of that fun writing again?

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