Kindred in Death starts with the brutal rape and murder of the 16-year-old daughter and only child of a New York police officer. It was a tough way to start because the description was quite graphic. Not good for the mother of a teenaged girl. Her parents had left her home alone for a couple of days, believing that their extensive security system and the good sense of their daughter would keep her safe. Not So! The girl had a secret boyfriend and let him into the house. Hmm, teenagers, even the smart ones, aren't yet ready to be left on their own! That's my feeling anyway.
This isn't the first book that I have reviewed by J. D. Robb. They have both been part of the Eve Dallas series which is set in New York in 2060. I would like to say that they were readable but both have had a LOT of strong language, this one even had the one that makes it NC-17, and lots of sex and violence as well.