Bonnie by Iris Johansen
(St. Martin’s Press, 2011, 373 pages)
By happenstance, I picked up the novel Quinn by Iris Johansen for a trip I was taking. At the time, I didn’t realize that it was part of the Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen—I just wanted a good read while I travelled. Quinn led me to the novel Bonnie, which solves the mystery of what happened to Eve Duncan’s daughter, Bonnie, many years ago.
The story is about how Eve Duncan and her partner in life and work, Joe Quinn, are searching for the answers to Bonnie’s disappearance. They are also working with Catherine Ling, a CIA agent, and John Gallo, Bonnie’s father, who is suspected of killing her in a delusional state. Conflict arises between Eve, Joe, and John because John refuses to believe that he killed his daughter. Things continue to escalate because Catherine starts to supports John. The tension throughout the book keeps readers turning the pages to find out what actually happened. Overall, I found Bonnie to be a quick, easy, and enjoyable read.