I was very impressed by this story. It threw Eve way the heck out of her comfort zone, and forced her to take a good, hard look at motherhood. It was interesting to see her reactions to it, even outside what she had experienced through Mavis. The characters in this one were very believable, even little Nixie, and the action and pacing were both well timed and brutally swift. What I loved most about this case was that it tied back to an earlier case in the series, specifically the story in Loyalty in Death. This story tied up a loose thread or two from that one. Quite the enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon!