Fiction · Gwen B · In the Library · Page-Turner · Thriller

Quinn | by Iris Johansen

Quinn by Iris Johansen
(St. Martin’s Press, 2011, 374 pages)

About the book:

As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how deadly it can be. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love with a woman whose life would be defined by her dual desires to bring home her missing daughter and discover the truth behind her disappearance—-no matter how devastating. With the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, they make a shocking discovery that sheds new light on young Bonnie’s abduction and puts Quinn squarely in the crosshairs of danger. Eve’s first love, John Gallo, a soldier supposedly killed in the line of duty, is very much alive—-and very much a threat.

Emotionally charged, with one shock after another, Quinn reveals the electricity of Joe and Eve’s first connection, and how they fell in love in the midst of haunting tragedy. As their search takes them deeper and deeper into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must confront their most primal fears . . . and test their resolve to uncover the ultimate bone-chilling truth.

I’m a big fan of Iris Johansen.  I have followed her books for years and love them.  Quinn is a story that will keep you entertained.  This is the second book in a series of three. The first book is called Eve. Reading the first book hooks you and is captivating all the way through. Quinn goes over the history of Joe Quinn and Eve. It is also captivating and leaves you in suspense for the 3rd book.

I had been waiting for this book since I finished Eve months ago. I really enjoyed the story, especially the last chapter when everything was coming to a climax. Of course she leaves you hanging on, which I expected since Bonnie is the next one to come out. My only criticism is that it wasn’t quite as much about Joe Quinn as I thought it would be.  But, I still very much enjoyed the book and now have to wait patiently for Bonnie to come out in October. I am just dying to know what is going on because this book left me with great suspense at the end!! I’m excited to know what actually happened to Bonnie and for Eve to finally find some peace.  It was a very suspenseful read.  If you do decide to read it, start with Eve first to get the full impact!

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