Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review: Quinn by Iris Johansen

First line: Stop me.

From the inside cover: As a former Navy Seal turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how deadly it can be. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love with a woman whose life would be defined by her dual desires to bring home her missing daughter and discover the truth behind her disappearance - no matter how devastating. With the help of CIA agent Catherine Ling, they make a shocking discovery that sheds new light on young Bonnie's abduction and puts Quinn squarely in the crosshairs of danger. Eve's first love, John Gallo, a soldier supposedly killed in the line of duty, is very much alive - and very much a threat.

Emotionally charged, with one shock after another, Quinn reveals the electricity of Joe and Eve's first connection, and how they fell in love in the midst of haunting tragedy. As their search takes them deeper and deeper into a web of murder and madness, Joe and Eve must confront their most primal fears...and test their resolve to uncover the ultimate bone-chilling truth.

My thoughts: This is the second in Iris Johansen's Eve trilogy. The purpose of this trilogy was to answer the question that readers have been dying to know in the Eve Duncan series - what happened to Eve's daughter Bonnie.

In this book, we get to go back in time to when Eve and Joe first met and follow them as their relationship develops. The story goes back to when Bonnie was first abducted and Joe Quinn makes his appearance in Eve's life. We get Joe's perspective of what was happening during those early days and how he fell for Eve almost instantly. Since her disappearance, Eve has always been able to "see" Bonnie and it wasn't until many years later that Joe was able to "see" her, too. As he lies in his hospital bed at the beginning of this story, he is with Bonnie, trying to figure out if he will join her or go back to Eve.

The story then brings the reader to the present where Quinn, Eve, and CIA agent Catherine Ling continue to pursue John Gallo, Bonnie's father, who is believed to have knowledge about who kidnapped her many years ago. There is quite a lot of time devoted to Catherine and Gallo - perhaps there is a new relationship worth pursuing in subsequent books?

As I mentioned in my review of Eve, the first book in this trilogy, I waited to read this series until I had all three books at once. With the first two books ending with crazy cliff hangers, I am definitely glad I did.

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

Books in this series:
  1. Eve
  2. Quinn
  3. Bonnie

1 comment

  1. I will definitely put all 3 on my list to read. I think most trilogies have to be read back to back because of those nasty cliffies!


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