St. Martin’s Press / April 16, 2013 / $27.99 print, digital
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan’s mission is to bring closure to 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.
Iris Johansen fans fans will be happy that Eve and her trusted knights, detective boyfriend, Joe Quinn, and adopted daughter, Jane McGuire, are back. Taking Eve is the first installment in a new trilogy, all of which will be released this year. For those new to the Eve Duncan series, jumping in with this book will be an easy transition. Johansen has provided enough background to catch the reader up to speed without slowing down the pace of the book. Taking Eve is a suspense packed thriller, full of enough twists and turns to keep the reader riveted until the very end. And then, wanting more.