To me, this was a weaker story in the overall saga that is the In Death series. I remember reading it years ago, and this is the souring point for me when I quit the series back then. The book borrows too heavily from the Strangers on a Train precedent, and doesn't offer much of a twist upon that theme. There's not much in the way of furthering the relationships in this book, nor do we get any additional information into Eve's personality. This time around, it is not enough to deter me from continuing the series, though I wish there was more to this story overall.