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|Publish Date:||Sep 2011|
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Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Eight Days to Live, Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, What Doesn't Kill You, and the Eve Duncan series. Her title Hunting Eve made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.
Shedding light on forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's (Quicksand; Stalemate) past, Johansen's latest thriller brings to the forefront the father of Eve's missing daughter. When Eve tries to find out if John Gallo had anything to do with Bonnie's disappearance, she ends up as bait in a perilous game between Gallo and dangerous ex-military men. Helped by her boyfriend, Joe Quinn, and CIA agent friend Catherine Ling, Eve escapes with her life, but the answers she seeks are elusive.
Whereas earlier works danced around the details of Eve's personal history, much is revealed in this satisfying first entry in a forthcoming trilogy. If Quinn (Jul. 2011) and Bonnie (Oct. 2011) provide as much background and pieces of the puzzle as this one does, fans are sure to be pleased. The suspense and action will entertain all, even those new to the series.
Verdict: Essential for series followers and enjoyable enough to attract new fans.
[400,000-copy first printing; see Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.] - Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA
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Eve Duncans 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 match a name to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified. Eve is brilliant, driven, and tormented - because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. Now, with the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, a startling piece of evidence is uncovered in the quest to find Bonnie, leading to a connection that had been all but buried.
Catherine challenges Eve with a name: John Gallo, a man from Eves own past, 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 Bonnies disappearance? And what kind of darkness was he hiding? With a brilliant narrative that exposes Eve Duncans early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before, Eve reveals long-guarded secrets and is guaranteed to keep Johansen fans holding their breath for more.
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