Saturday, June 22, 2019

Week 25 Review: Smokescreen

From Goodreads:
In this pulse-pounding thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle--but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows.

A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers--many of them children--have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal.

But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive . . .

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with one of her most exhilarating and dangerous adventures yet in this "riveting" high-stakes thriller (Publishers Weekly). 

My Review:
It was really fantastic to read this book! We know, between the synopsis and the prologue, that there's something more to the trip to Africa than was originally presented. I loved delving into the mystery, it was fascinating and horrifying!

This book was a bit different, in that we got portions of this book narrated by Jill, well, focused on her instead of Eve. I enjoyed meeting her, she was a pretty interesting character, because her skill is the story. She was very tenacious and a pretty good investigator!

There's this one casual update that we got in this book that made me go like, NO! WHHHHHY? I hoped for better than that! I really hope we get another, more positive update, or another book there, because I'm kinda traditional, at least there!

The bad guys in this book, yeah, they're some of the most horrible. I mean, children were slaughtered which is how Jill was able to convince Eve to come. I really enjoyed how they planned to defeat them, and how it went right and how it went wrong, it was so intense and great to read!

Yeah, another fantastic book in this series, and I can't wait for more!

Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan #25
Read: June 16th, 2019
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Expected Publication: July 30th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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