#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen explores the darkest corners of the human heart as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan closes in on the killer who stole her daughter so many years ago.
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.
Bestseller Johansen's thrilling second entry (after Eve) in a special trilogy featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds Eve at the hospital bedside of her severely injured longtime lover, FBI agent Joe Quinn. The story flashes back to Joe and Eve's first meeting, when he arrives at her Atlanta doorstep to investigate the disappearance of Bonnie, her seven-year-old daughter. While Eve devotes herself to the search for Bonnie, she also joins Joe in his quest for clues in the mysterious disappearances of other children. Joe hopes that their friendship, based on mutual respect and honesty, will lead to more. As Eve seeks relentlessly to find closure in Bonnie's disappearance, she deliberately puts herself in harm's way to lure the killer connected with the missing children out in the open. Suspense kicks into high gear as the killer strikes very close to Eve. As the novel fast forwards to a present-day search for another killer, the pulse-pounding pace will leave readers breathlessly anticipating the final installment. 400,000 first printing.
I loved the book. I finished it last night and I was only reading it for 2 days. Lot of questions unanswered. I can't wait to read Bonnie. I really hate to see the end of Eve, Quinn, Bonnie, and Jane. I love this series.
Frustrated with Quinn
There was a definite "filler" in the second half of this book that I skimmed to arrive at an unresolved ending. This seems to be a pattern with this author since Eve also ended unresolved. It seems that the author is more concerned with marketing her next book than telling a complete story. This is unfortunate since the characters are interesting.
Boring and slow!!
I have read all the Bonnie & Eve books and this one has proven that you can write one too many!!! I found myself skipping pages and totally not missing anything!?