Saturday, June 18, 2016

Week 25 Reviews: Sleep No More, Taking Eve, Hunting Eve, Silencing Eve

From Goodreads:
One woman held captive for decades… 
Another one freed by the truth… 

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past.  For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure.  But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen—or maybe already has.  When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something.  It’s odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve’s suspicions that something is very wrong.

Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years, which makes it even harder to understand how she could have disappeared. As Sandra reluctantly reveals small pieces of the truth about Beth's identity, Eve is shocked to discover that their lives are strangely entwined, and Beth's disappearance now puts them all in grave danger.

 Desperate, Eve enlists a secret weapon to pick up Beth's trail:  rogue profiler, Kendra Michaels. With an uncanny ability to detect clues and solve puzzles, Kendra begins to uncover the bizarre circumstances of Beth's escape from what should have been the safety of her hospital room. Beth is on the run, and as her mind clears--detoxing from the drugs that have held her prisoner--she begins to see the threads of a twisted plot within the powerful Avery family, threatening to destroy Beth and anyone else who might jeopardize the high-stakes game that is already in play.

From Goodreads:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with the first book in a chilling new Eve Duncan trilogy that asks the question: will Eve survive what lies ahead?

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan's mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished.  She knows their anguish—her own beloved daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her when Bonnie was just seven years old.  It is only recently that this mystery was resolved and Eve could begin her journey to peace.  Now, Jim Doane wants the same kind of answers that Eve always longed for.  His twenty-five-year old son may or may not be dead and he has only burned skull fragments as possible evidence.  But he cannot go to the police for answers without risking his own secrets and dark past, so instead he chooses a bold step to find the truth—a truth that takes Eve down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history.  Doane needs Eve Duncan's skills and he'll do anything to get them. 

Even if it means taking Eve. 

From Goodreads:
In the second book of Iris Johansen's heart-stopping new Eve Duncan trilogy, the stakes get higher. Eve Duncan is on the run. Kidnapped by Jim Doane, a mysterious man who wants her to complete a sinister forensic sculpture, she now has no time to savor the victory of escaping from him. He's back on her trail and closing in fast. Doane desperately needs Eve's skill to reconstruct the skull of his son -- a sick and twisted killer who still holds Doane in thrall from beyond the grave. The CIA has its own reasons for tracking Eve's nemesis. And those closest to Eve -- Joe Quinn and Jane MacGuire -- are doing everything in their power to rescue her, while a hired gun named Lee Zander is on a personal mission to eliminate Doane.

Is she dead or alive? That is the question on everybody's lips. Eve appears to have been killed -- that's what everyone attending her funeral thinks, at least. But not even some of her top-brass colleagues know for sure whether her death is a hoax -- a way to ensnare her brutal captor, Jim Doane, once or for all. But even if Eve really is still alive, how much longer can this charade continue before she falls into even greater danger? CIA agent Catherine Ling will waste no time trying to find out. Years ago, Eve risked everything to help Catherine find her missing son. Now Catherine, along with Eve's beloved Joe Quinn and Jane MacGuire, will go to the ends of the earth to save her…

My first review of Sleep No MoreTaking EveHunting EveSilencing Eve
My Review:
I just loved reading these books again, reading them with the rest of the series! This is where Eve learns more about her family-that she has a sister, and who her father is. And of course there's threats, because it wouldn't be an Iris Johansen book without them!

You have to feel bad for Beth-she was shuffled off to the poor, quiet side of the family, with visits from her father, but mostly kept out of the public's view. And then spent most of her life heavily medicated with a fake mental illness. But it doesn't stay that way!

I can see where Doane was coming from. If Bonnie had been evil like Doane's son, Eve might have been put down a similar path as Doane. But Bonnie was good, basically the opposite. And it was really great to see those conflicting sides!

A lot happened in these books, we were introduced to new characters, Jane had romantic interests pushing for her to choose, and then after she did, he died. And that was hard. But having kinda read the ending of Night and Day, well yeah, I'll leave that there!

Such a fantastic series, so enjoyable, and I can't wait to read more! I'm now going to be reading new stuff! Yeah!

Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #15, 16, 17, 18
First Read: December 11, 2012, July 30th, 2013, August 7th, 2013, October 9th, 2013
Read: June 15th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 2016
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books! And Sleep No More is a Wrote that Review Reward Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published:  October 16th 2012, April 16th 2013, July 16th 2013, October 1st 2013

Sleep No More:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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

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

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

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