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Eve (Eve Duncan) by Iris Johansen

Eve (Eve Duncan) (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Iris Johansen

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Title:Eve (Eve Duncan)
Authors:Iris Johansen
Info:St. Martin's Press (2011), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 384 pages
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First off I want to say that I have never read this author before and at the recommendation of a friend to try her, I chose to start with book 12 in the series (which is the first book in a trilogy). Why did I start with book 12 – well the premise for this series is the loss of the daughter of the heroine Eve and her determination to find out what happened to her many years ago. This book tells the history of Eve – her life as a poor teenager with a neglectful mother, how she met the father of her baby and how she handled becoming a single teen mother.

I didnt have any problem connecting with the characters and at no time felt lost about any thing. Its all clearly spelled out – the past and present – and even who all the characters were.

Eve's main goal in life has been to find out who killed her daughter. The FBI agent who was first assigned her case, Joe Quinn, are a couple now. Joe has always supported Eve in her quest even to the detriment of having to be second in Eve's life to a ghost. Her best friend is CIA agent Catherine Ling - who has her own series – who feels obligated to help Eve find out who killed her daughter as Eve was detrimental in helping her get back her kidnapped son in the past. Catherine's digging has uncovered a name Eve never would have considered – John Gallo – the father of her child and a man she thought dead for many years. I actually fell in love with Gallo even though he walks the line on is he the good guy or the bad guy. His story was fascinating.

Was the book perfect – no – but it kept my attention from beginning to end and I immediately started reading the next book – Quinn - where we will get to find out how he and Eve met and how their relationship started, along with getting more clues as to who really killed Bonnie – which is the 3rd book.

Some things that have me scratching my head is it took 12 books to finally tell the story of how Eve met her baby daddy and 13 books to finally get the story of how Eve and Quinn's relationship started – what were all the other books about? Anyways – If you're like me and looking for a good romantic suspense I recommend Eve, Quinn and Bonnie – a three book series within a series but gives a beginning, middle and end to the premise of the whole series. ( )
  CindySnS | Oct 26, 2016 |
In this novel we are taken back to the very beginning, before Bonnie was even born, when we meet Gallo, about to join the army, and follow his intense relationship with Eve ... and the conception of Bonnie. When Eve is confronted with the possibility that it is Gallo, Bonnie's own father, who kidnapped and killed Bonnie, she had to find out. The question throughout the novel is whether Gallo is being honest with Eve, or whether he is leading her into his own trap.

I love her stand alone books but for some reason I don't like the Eve Duncan books. I think I just got tired of Eve going on every other page about her daughter Bonnie. Okay, it was a mothers worse nightmare but enough is enough. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
I think I inhaled this book. It kept me up late last night and then I couldn't put it down except to take a nap today. Very cool to find out about young Eve. Don't know that I buy John Gallo as Bonnie's killer though.... ( )
  pnwbookgirl | Feb 7, 2016 |
Wow. This took me by surprise. Not my normal genre of reading, but I found I could not put it down. I did not expect the cliff-hanger ending. ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
This book was great! After reading so many Eve Duncan stories and never really knowing what was going on, we finally got a taste of the back story concerning Eve when she was just a child and before she got pregnant with Bonnie. The ending certainly had me screaming because of the cliff-hanger, but at least we won't have to wait too long. Just 3 months until Quinn! ( )
  bonniemarjorie | May 7, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312651201, Hardcover)

The #1 bestselling author delivers the first in a trilogy that will begin to answer questions that have haunted her legion of fans for over a decade, in her newest novel of breathtaking suspense

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).

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Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan zeros in on the kidnapper and serial killer who years earlier abducted and murdered her seven-year-old daughter, Bonnie.

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