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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 March 3, 2012

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    great

    Wonderful Book I enjoyed reading. Did not disappoint

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

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    The Best of the Eve Duncan Series

    I have waited so long to get some type of closure on Eve's unending struggle to find answers about the death and whereabouts of her daughter. This book was very fast paced. I read it in a day and wanted to scream when I got to the last page. I can't wait till July when I can read Quinn. Will he live? Will he die? I almost don't want to know.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    I've read 10 of the 11 books in the Eve Duncan series. Start at the beginning and don't skip a book. Things happen quickly. This is not a foregone A+B+C=D book. There are twists, turns, cinkers, and eye opening surprises. Eve, her family, her friends, her clients, the missing and their families are people with lives - some better that others but all just people. Eve's dedication to her family and her craft open her up to many edge of the world moments and mind bogglikng turn abouts. The home by the lake provides Eve and her family a safe haven to step back form the madness - that is until it follows them home. Johansen's story telling draws you in. Step by step until your are as entrenched in Finding her daughter and the killer who stole her from Eve. You think you'll just quit this series, that is until the next one comes out and there you are buy or downloading the next one.
    Watch as each character grows and each step leads them and you closer to an answer. Keep reading about a woman of determination. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I am.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    The best

    Could not pit down cannot wait for sequel_Lynn

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    My favorite eve duncan thus far!

    I read this one in less than a day and thus far its my FAVORITE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    jolene

    abosoultly eve.. suspensiful non stop

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    great series--looking for more

    love the series, keeps you on the edge of your chair, later books in series are too short though so beware as costs only go up--still, am looking forward to next book

    books are somewhat repetitous the further you get into the series, wasted story space with repeated back story of characters and repeated background

    Eve/Quinn/Bonnie should have been one book instead of 3 with the amount of repetition contained in stories--still recommend though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Eve

    Very good reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Main clearing

    Main clearing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Silena

    Yes no more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Beth

    Hey lm bored. Wanna chat?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Great book

    Great book. Better hlthan exxpected

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    I am loving it!

    I have really enjoyed this book. It had a little bit of a slow start for me but quickly found myself wanting more.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    This is the most exceptional book I have read. Very suspenseful.

    This is the most exceptional book I have read. Very suspenseful. Very well written. Cant wait to read Bonnie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Love the series

    I love the twists and turns she adds into her stories... She's second only to Christine Feehan on my favorites list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Great!!

    I was very excited to read about Eve's past and how her life was prior to Bonnie & Joe... it was very interesting & answers a lot of questions I had regarding Eve. The ending was confusing... but it definitely sets the stage for the next book in the ending trilogy, Quinn!!

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Great book

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    I loved loved Loved this book!!!!!! I had always wondered what happened to Bonnie, and how she came about and this book starts at the beginning and fills in all the missing pieces , can not wait to read Quinn!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2011

    LOVE, LOVED this!!

    I love the Eve series, love every book written by Iris! This is probably one of my favorites ever written by her. I have always wondered about Eve's past, Bonnie's father and everything that went on in that time. Nice to finally be able to visualize it. On another note, I don't understand why everyone is getting huffy-puffy about the cliff hanger ending. These are the last 3 books in the series, why not make the first two end in a cliff hanger?? Get the readers pumped to read the last and final book. True Iris fans would appreciate these books and know that Iris would never leave us hanging at the final book's ending. Come on people, this is Iris Johansen we're talking about! I recommend the Eve series to everyone, truly amazing characters and plots.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    Another must read

    Loved it as usual!

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