The Killing Game (Eve Duncan, #2)

The Killing Game (Eve Duncan, #2) Description:

A MERCILESS KILLER ON THE HUNT AN INNOCENT CHILD IN HIS SIGHTS A WOMAN DRIVEN TO THE EDGE TO STOP HIM br br The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter Bonnie whose body has never been found He knows that as one of the nation s top forensic sculptors she ll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia s Talladega Falls He knows she won t be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter s But that is only the beginning of the killer s sadistic game He wants Eve one on one and he ll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies And he won t stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most Eve s life

Rating: 3.35 out of 5

The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan, #1)

The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan, #1) Description:

An unidentified skull br br A trail of terrifying secrets br br And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth br br As a forensic sculptor Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls Her own daughter murdered and her body never found the job is Eve s way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan br br Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct a face no one was ever meant to see Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave even if Eve gets buried with it

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

The Search (Eve Duncan, #3)

The Search (Eve Duncan, #3) Description:

Building on her series featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan bestselling suspense writer Iris Johansen takes a slightly different tangent with her latest thriller i The Search i The search and rescue team of Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever Monty first appeared in i The Killing Game i where they helped Eve track down a kidnapped child and a maniacal killer Now John Logan the billionaire who wooed Eve only to lose her to Joe Quinn needs to utilize Sarah and Monty s talents in a quest of his own br br Although it has it rewards the rescue work Sarah and Monty do demands a hefty emotional toll from them both Sarah is highly protective of Monty and when Logan first approaches her with what s obviously a very dangerous mission Sarah is quick to say no But Logan brings his powerful resources to bear and more or less forces Sarah to agree to the mission or face the loss of her job her peace of mind and Monty The task at hand involves finding and rescuing a highly valued scientist who has been kidnapped and is being held somewhere in Colombia But the man who took the scientist is a ruthless and heartless killer whose primary objective is carrying out his sadistic revenge on Logan br br Sarah none too happy about being coerced into helping Logan becomes even less inclined toward him when Monty is wounded in the rescue attempt Logan is wounded too and after their mission has been accomplished the threesome end up back at Sarah s isolated cabin Sarah does everything she can to make Logan leave but finds it hard to be too insistent given his wounds Besides when Logan pays his debt to her for completing the mission it is something Sarah could never have anticipated an act that leaves her stunned confused and indebted As for Logan he refuses to leave Sarah alone because he knows that his nemesis Rudzak saw her and Monty in Colombia And because of the nature of his relationship with Rudzak and the secret history they share Logan knows the psycho will eventually come after Sarah br br Holed up together and fighting a wide array of emotions Sarah and Logan discover a spark of passion between them Though they both try to resist eventually the spark ignites a full fledged conflagration that leaves both of them stunned puzzled and forever changed By the time the inevitable confrontation with Rudzak occurs Logan will be forced to risk both his life and his heart in hopes of keeping Sarah and Monty safe And Sarah must risk everything she holds dear if she ever hopes to find a happiness she is only now beginning to realize br br Fans of Johansen s previous books in this series i The Face of Deception i and i The Killing Game i will enjoy brief though hair raising appearances by Eve Joe Quinn and Jane the spunky street wise child Eve adopted in the last book Also filling out the character roster is an intriguing love interest for Monty an injured gray wolf named Maggie But the best parts of Johansen s latest effort are her characteristically explosive mix of chilling terror and heated passion and her gift for weaving a tale of intrigue where seeing isn t necessarily believing br br Beth Amos

Rating: 3.59 out of 5

Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, #4)

Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, #4) Description:

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Rating: 3.38 out of 5

Eve (Eve Duncan, #12; Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #1)

Eve (Eve Duncan, #12; Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #1) Description:

b i The 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 i b br br 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 br br 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 i Eve i reveals long guarded secrets and is guaranteed to leave Johansen fans panting for more soon to come in i Quinn i October

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan, #11; Catherine Ling, #1)

Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan, #11; Catherine Ling, #1) Description:

A CIA agent s two year old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance Now eight years later this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day Her friends family and colleagues tell her to let go move on accept that her son is never coming back But she can t Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her and that person is Eve Duncan She knows that Eve shares her nightmare since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie Now Eve must take her talents as a forensic sculptor to another level using age progression as a way to unite Catherine with her child As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine s horror she must face looming demons of her own br br Bonnie s killer is still out there And a new killer is taunting Eve and Catherine at every turn Is Catherine s son alive or not These two women endure the worst fear any mother can imagine in Iris Johansen s latest thrill ride a gut wrenching journey into the darkest places of the soul

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling Description:

If fate suddenly made you more beautiful than you ever dreamed possible would it be the beginning of a fairy tale or your worst nightmare br br The brutal attack should have killed anybody but Nell Calder did more than survive She emerged a woman transformed with an exquisite beauty found only in fairy tales Nell Calder deserved a happy ending Instead her descent into terror has just begun br br Her attacker is still on the hunt determined to finish what he s started And Nell protected by a new face is just as determined to fight back and take her revenge But to catch her prey she will have to expose herself even if it makes her a killer s prime target

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Quinn (Eve Duncan, #13; Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #2)

Quinn (Eve Duncan, #13; Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #2) Description:

i b 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 b i br br 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 br br 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

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, #5)

Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, #5) Description:

ONE OBSESSED KILLER br ONE DEADLY TRAP br ONE WOMAN S DARKEST NIGHTMARE br br Her job is to put a face on the victims of violent crimes But as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan works on the skull of a newly discovered victim she s about to get the shock of her life The murdered Jane Doe s face has been erased beyond recognition But whoever killed her wasn t trying to hide her identity The plan is far more horrifying For as Eve s skilled hands reveal the murdered girl s face she recognizes someone she knows all too well Someone who isn t dead i Yet i br br To stop this twisted psychopath Eve must put her own life in the balance But that s not the worst of it when her adopted daughter Jane reveals a bizarre connection to the case Eve can t stop her from joining the hunt for the killer A hunt that will lead to a terrifying confrontation

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

No One to Trust

No One to Trust Description:

br He is the most terrifying of killers ruthless cunning charismatic And he has the means to get whatever he wants And what Rico Chavez wants most is Elena Kyler and he wants her dead Trained as an assassin Elena didn t need anyone to survive But now she finds herself on the run from one dangerous man and turning for help to another br br Sean Galen was a man without illusions He knew it was only desperation that caused Elena to accept his help a mother s desperation to save her young son from a psychopath father who would raise their son in his own chilling image And yet he was determined to get this woman who had never been able to trust anyone or anything in her whole life to accept him as her ally But both Galen and Elena know that Chavez s power and wealth mean there is no place they can be safe and no one they can trust not even each other Already Chavez s assassins and connections to those in the highest positions of power have turned this into a war with no rules br br With two shocking acts of brutal violence Chavez shows he will stop at nothing and that nothing will stop him Soon a trail of horrifying murders will follow Galen and Elena across country to a last stand and a shattering showdown For Chavez is a master of control and he wants more than just to take Elena s life He wants her alive long enough to see him destroy every reason she has for living He wants her to turn against everything and everyone she ever believed in He wants her to commit the ultimate act of betrayal And by the time he is through he wants her to beg him to take the only thing she ll have left to give her life

Rating: 3.58 out of 5