Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Book Review: "Eve"

EVE by Iris Johansen
"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."

I really enjoyed this audio book. It displayed Eve as the teenage girl she once was when she had gotten pregnant with Bonnie. It also reveals John Gallo's young self, as well as open your eyes to the man he has became. Since I was drawn into the author by the Quinn book. I knew what followed the suspenseful cliff hanger at the end as well as WHO the killer really was. I still enjoyed each book I have listened to and I prefer the 'Vandyke' reader to all the other I listened to. I am happy that she was the one reading most of the latter books. Another I recommend; however it did have some sex in this book, considering it tells how Bonnie came about.

I have searched the remaining audio books I have of hers and found the one on Ling. I am very curious to see how she came about being the friend she is to Eve. If I was to go back... I would have listened to them in order. hehehe.

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