Eve by Iris Johansen is the first book in the “Eve, Quinn and Bonnie” trilogy. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, April 2011
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 match a name to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified. Eve is brilliant, and 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 Eve’s 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 Bonnie’s disappearance? And what kind of darkness was he hiding. With a brilliant narrative that exposes 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.
WOW! I was so engrossed in reading this book, that I could not put this dynamic story down. When Eve hears a forgotten name, she goes into a tailspin that neither she nor Joe know how it will play out. This fast-paced, action-filled drama kept me turning the pages and I had to know what happens next. My heart was racing to see who would be the victor in this cat and mouse game between Eve’s past and her future. This thrill-a-minute ride will leave you breathless as you eagerly anticipate the outcome of the next chapter in this explosive trilogy. Next up is “Quinn”