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Eve (Eve Duncan Series #12)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

great

Wonderful Book I enjoyed reading. Did not disappoint

posted by SuperBookish on March 3, 2012

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18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

How disappointing....an I was so excited to get this

Let me preface this by saying I have long been a fan of this author and have read every book she has written. I got "hooked" when I accidently picked up #8 in the Eve Duncan series, without realizing it was a series..no turning back, I quickly read 1 through 7 to get u...
Let me preface this by saying I have long been a fan of this author and have read every book she has written. I got "hooked" when I accidently picked up #8 in the Eve Duncan series, without realizing it was a series..no turning back, I quickly read 1 through 7 to get up to speed, then continued till I read the entire Eve Duncan saga and then everything else Iris Johansen wrote.

That said, I was so anticipating some closure for me as a reader and for the long-suffering Eve.

I do not appreciate authors who FORCE the reader to buy the next book and unless you are willing to chuck it all and say enough is enough you will now have to wait for July to see "what next" and then I am sure you will have to wail another 3 or 4 months for JANE to see POSSIBLY THE ENDING...COULD IT BE...or no wait, maybe we have to wait for her to write BONNIE before we can finishing sighing, crying and feeling bad and possibly feel a little BETTER for this character.

I believe a good auther makes you care about the characters, makes you get caught up in the plot and surroundings. So for anyone reading this entire series, you are not reduced to the greed of the author.

I bought this curled up and was so excited to get a bit of a glimpse into the past to hopefully finish the "future" Eve....not so.

I had found her last couple of Eve books to be rushed and disjointed feeling. If you compare the first 3 or 4 and the read the last 3 alone, it felt rusehd, no real depth to the plot or characters, which may be hard to do when you are reliving the same...OH WOE IS ME AND MY POOR BONNIE over and over. But for the most part, there was reason to continue to read and HOPE. Until now.

To so blatantly end a book where you must buy the next one to know what happened to a beloved character from book before????? unfair. I read one review where she states....Will Joe live? so I am not divulging anything not already spoiled by another reviewer (though why someone would put that in a review where someone may not have read the book is beyond me...that ruined it for them now didnt it)Until this point, each of the books in this series reiterated the Bonnie plot line and Eves work so that you really could just pick up say book #8 as I did and totally enjoy reading it on its own merit...not so any more.

I believe we will find the same "cliff hanging buy my next book" ending when we read Joe...we can only hopefully HOPE that Jane finally gives this series its ending.

You get captured by the story line...a murdered child....from the beginning, but the flaws become more evident with each and every book right down to EVE...is jane JANE or ADOPTED DAUGHTER JANE ADJ for short?? She is never just referred to as my "daugher" Jane. I was always curious why? I have friends with adopted children and they never say AND MY ADOPTED SON...it is and my son Josh...but every single book constantly refers to adopted Jane...like it is a poor thing...poor adopted Jane, instead of a loving thing.

I don't feel it was wrong to hope for closure for EVE in a bookd titled EVE.

Possibly the release lineup should have been Jane...then Quinn then EVE so the final chapter could have been final closure for the long-suffering Eve....and possibly for all fans looking to possibly see some happiness for this character.

If you are looking for something to close this for you, keep looking.

posted by Booker13 on April 23, 2011

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    WOULD NOT RECOMMEND

    I JUST FINISHED QUINN ,AS EVE LEFT ME HANGING. SADLY, QUINN ALSO LEFT ME HANGING. THE BOOKS ARE TOO WORDY AND DRAWN OUT. THE TRIOLOGY WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT BOOK IF ONE NOVEL AND LESS OF THE BACK AND FORTH THOUGHTS OF "SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T I??" STUFF. I WILL READ BONNIE ONLY BECAUSE I AM COMPULSIVER AND MUST KNOW WHO DID MURDER HER. HOWEVER, I WILL PROBABLY SCAN OVER MUCH OF IT AS I DID WITH QUINN.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2011

    Poor

    Will not waste time or money on next two books

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    I love her books, but I have to agree with some of the other rat

    I love her books, but I have to agree with some of the other ratings. I felt as if the author had lost her mind. I'm so sick of the Eve Duncan's series that I'm finding it hard to finish them. Iris is so repetitious in terms that people just do not use. Either Eve is Strong or she's Weak! please make up you mind. The phrase that she constantly uses is Now!!!! Now hand me a cup of coffee, Now get in the car, Now leave me along....OMG! lady get a Thesaurus, of course this may not help her as she may not be able to navigate it. I know that some may say this is fictitional, but as a writer you want your reader to become part of the charaters, so you have to make it believable. This series should have been laid to rest a long time ago. I'm a mother and if anything happened to my child I would be devistated, but not to this degree. Eve or should I say Iris would have done us justice by letting Eve put a gun to her head and put us all out of our misery. Don't eve get me starte on Joe, let me just say if this is what a Navy Seal is like, who need's them, the man is a weakling.

    She's never going to love you, she's to obscessed over finding her dead daughter and you are second fiddle, grow a pair. I'm going to finish this series as I want to lay it to rest, if she creates another Eve Duncan book I will leave it on the shelf. It's really a shame, because her other books that do not include this Charater are really well written, oh don't get me wrong, she definitly loves the Now!! phrase. For those of you that gave this series more than a couple of stars, are you insane or family members? I'm not here to insult, but really????? My girl friend read all her books with this author over a 2 week span and is so burned out by this Charater that she has stop reading, which is sad as we are avid readers. I have Quinn & Bonnie to go and I'm dreading it. I can usually read a book within a day or two, these last books are taking me weeks. Iris could have written one book and ended this series, but no she's so greedy that she had to break them into 3, forcing you to purchase them all just to see if we will finally get closure. The first part of the book is a recap of the last, and it's not just a few pages but a few chapters. I loved this Charater at first, but now I hate this Charater. She's definitly not James Patterson: now he knows what diverse is, even with his Alex Cross series. If you haven't started this series, my advice is don't....

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Hard to finish

    I wasnt crazy about it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Good book, disappointing ending.

    The book was fine and I liked her daughters father. Considering the price and its a cliff hanger for this and the next one I don't know that I will buy them. Especially at their price point.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    Disappointed

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Stereotypical characters. Stilted dialogue. Too bad because the plot is good.

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