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Eve | by Iris Johansen

Eve by Iris Johansen
(St. Martin’s Press, 2011, 378 pages)

About the book:

Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and bring an identity to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified…maybe forever. Eve is brilliant, and driven, and tormented—because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. And Eve has never discovered what happened to her. But now a name from the past resurfaces, thanks to CIA agent Catherine Ling who knows all too well what it’s like to lose a child.

After teaming up with Agent Ling to find her missing son, Eve and Catherine share a bond forged by their mutual pain. Now, Catherine challenges Eve with a name: John Gallo. A man from Eve’s past. A man, seemingly raised from the dead, whose whereabouts are unknown. Could Gallo be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years? Why was he in Atlanta just before Bonnie’s disappearance? With a brilliant narrative that goes back to Eve Duncan’s early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before, Eve reveals long-guarded secrets and is guaranteed to leave Johansen fans panting for more—soon to come in Quinn (October 2011).

I’m a big fan of Iris Johansen, and she did not disappoint with this one.  Her Eve Duncan series is awesome!!

Start at the beginning and don’t skip a book. Things happen quickly. There are twists, turns,  and eye-opening surprises.  Johansen’s storytelling draws you in step by step until you are as entrenched as Eve in working to find her daughter and the killer who stole her.

Eve was very suspenseful.  It’s a real page-turner and I had a really hard time putting it down.

Watch as each character grows and each step leads them and you closer to an answer. Keep reading about a woman of determination. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did.  At the end of the book, it left you wondering what was going to happen next.  I thought this was one of her best books – and I have read them all. I flew through it! The next one will be out in July and I can’t wait!!

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