Monday, November 9, 2015

Shadow Play: An Eve Duncan Novel by Iris Johansen, Book Review

General Information
Genre~ Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal
Publisher~ St. Martin's Press
Published~ September 29, 2015

Book Summary (Per Goodreads)
Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed at the age of seven, Eve feels a sense of duty to those whose lives were lost and whose bones are now in her hands. When a sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his intensity and investment in the case puzzle her. But when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more intensely than she could have ever imagined. Not since Bonnie has Eve had such an experience, and suddenly she finds herself determined to solve the murder and help the little girl find peace. Except that the killer is still out there, and he knows Eve is on the case. And he won’t rest until anything and anyone that could reveal his identity is eliminated... 

My Thoughts
Eve Duncan is incredible.  Every story I admire her character, morals, wit, snarkiness and weee bit more!  This story stayed true to the Eve Duncan series where we know that it is her expertise that is needed, Joe gets protective, children are involved, there is a back story working its way to a head.  I absolutely loved the way this ended and I can't wait to see what results from this new character addition!!  I know I have my fingers crossed for a certain type of result, but then I wonder about Jane?!!?!?!

I read this story in one setting and was captivated by the twists and turns.  When I finished reading the book I could see that some of the language and scenes were definitely foreshadowing of events to come, but I did not see it while reading.  I have so many questions after finishing this book, but I love the way a new story is emerging that will impact all of these amazing characters in Eve's world! I must admit that for a few books I was having difficulty with the whole Bonnie component of the story, but now..oh now..I don't want to see her leave or change so I hope this all works out! One could definitely read this book without reading the other Eve Duncan stories, but having that background will definitely enrich the experience and understanding of the relationships and loyalty among this group of characters.

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Disclaimer~ I borrowed this book from the library.  All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Until my next post...love y'all!!

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