Saturday, June 11, 2016

Week 24 Reviews: Quicksand, Blood Game, Eight Days to Live, Chasing the Night, Eve, Quinn, Bonnie








From Goodreads:
The number-one blockbuster bestselling author returns with a thriller that pits Eve Duncan against the one man who can put her darkest horror to rest - or make her relive it over and over again....

"Do you still miss your little Bonnie?"

This one sentence, spoken by a madman in an anonymous phone call, is all it takes to drag Eve Duncan right back to that horrifying day years ago when her only daughter vanished without a trace. Since that day, her life has become an obsession to find Bonnie's remains and put the pain of her death to rest. However, one man wants nothing more than to prevent that from happening. He is every woman's waking nightmare: a brilliant, ruthless killer whose hunting ground stretches from coast to coast. But taunting Eve Duncan might be his first and last mistake....

For Eve is armed with more than just her talent as a forensic sculptor and her fierce protective nature. She brings with her former Navy SEAL Joe Quinn, an Atlanta detective who will do whatever it takes to bring Eve some kind of peace, even if he has to lie to do it.

Eve's only salvation may be through the mysterious skills of another woman whose chilling talent leaves her as tormented as Eve - and as driven to bring this monster to justice. But when lives are in danger, every step could be a trap, and every inch of solid ground seems to be shifting under their feet. And this killer wants nothing more than to lure Eve further and further into his swamp of madness....


With relentless pace and gut-wrenching intensity, Quicksand is Iris Johansen at her best. 

From Goodreads:
Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen's thriller Blood Game brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter's killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape… 

When a Georgia senator's daughter is found dead and drained of blood, Eve Duncan enters the world of a twisted psychopath—a man whose name appears on Eve's shortlist of killers connected to her own missing daughter, Bonnie.

Then Eve receives a terrifying trophy—and the games have begun. Soon she must enlist the help of those she loves and trusts the most—Joe Quinn and Jane MacGuire—even if it means putting them in the path of someone whose thirst for blood is only growing stronger.

Eve believes this psychotic mind holds the answers to the questions that have tormented her for years. But like a spider hunting its prey, he is waiting for the perfect moment to strike—when Eve least expects it. And when she has the most to lose…

From Goodreads:
Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, displays in her Parisian gallery. The painting is called "Guilt" and Jane has no idea how or why she painted the portrait of the chilling face. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ believe that Jane's blasphemy means she must die. But first, she will lead them to an ancient treasure whose value is beyond price. This elusive treasure, and Jane's death, are all that they need for their power to come to ultimate fruition. With Eve's help, can Jane escape before the clock stops ticking?

From Goodreads:
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.


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. 

From Goodreads:
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.


From Goodreads:
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.



From Goodreads:
The truth has eluded her for years. . . . Now is she ready to face it?

When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life---until the unthinkable happened and the seven-year-old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which there was no escape. But a new Eve emerged: a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie's father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie's disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed . . .


My first review of EveQuinnBonnie
My Review:
Reading these books all together was pretty amazing! It's been years since I read most of them, and those were read, once I discovered them, around the times they were published, and yeah, books aren't published back to back, day to day!

Quicksand, the first book with a bad guy saying that they killed Bonnie. Blood Game is the second, and the last, but Quicksand had more Montalvo and Miguel than Blood Game. It also has Megan, which was really nice, reading it just after Pandora's Daughter!

Blood Game had so much packed into it! It was the book were we met Caleb. It has the first meeting between Eve and Quinn! And it has Bonnie's first visit to Eve, the one that kept her from slipping into death. So yeah, that was great, to top off an Iris Johansen Eve Duncan book!

I had forgotten that MacDuff and Jock were in Eight Days to Live. Same with Caleb, but since he was just in the last book, and they haven't been in since Countdown, well, yeah. I enjoyed having more of them!

It feels like I missed a book or something, between Blood Game and Eight Days to Live. Like the conversation that Eve and Quinn had about him seeing Bonnie. And while it was mentioned that he was closing, does that mean that the gift was going away? And Montalvo. He said he would be friends with Quinn, and then he had a brief conversation with Eve in Eve, and wasn't seen or heard from again. And I'm wondering if Miquel ever saw Harley!

Loved reading the 2011 Eve trilogy, because yeah, it ends the 12-14 book mystery of who killed Bonnie, while also giving us events that happened, of Eve and John Gallo, Quinn meeting Eve, and yeah. Just really a great, though sad, end to that mystery, and on to more!

Loved reading these books, so, so, so much, and yeah, I can't wait to read more of this series! It's just excellent!

Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, Catherine Ling #1, Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #1, 2, 3
First Read: December 11th, 2011, December 19th-20th, 2011, December 27th-28th, 2011
Read: June 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 10th, 10th, 2016
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books! And Eight Days to Live is a Wrote that Review Reward Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: April 22nd 2008, October 20th 2009, April 20th 2010, October 19th 2010, April 19th 2011, July 12th 2011, October 19th 2011

Quicksand:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Blood Game:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Eight Days to Live:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Chasing the Night:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Eve:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Quinn:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









Bonnie:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars





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