When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life - until the unthinkable happened and the seven-year-old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which there was no escape. But a new Eve emerged: a woman who would use her remarkable talent as a forensic sculptor to help others find closure in the face of tragedy. Now with the help of her beloved Joe Quinn and CIA agent Catherine Ling, Eve has come closer than ever to the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes that Bonnie’s father is a key player in solving this monstrous puzzle. And that Bonnie’s disappearance was not as random as everyone had always believed...
©2011 Iris Johansen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Johansen’s trilogy takes the reader on an action-packed journey.” (Booklist)
I found this story incredibly difficult to listen to. I waded through (as I did with the last two IJ books) just so that I would know what had happened to Bonnie. and could say a final goodbye to anything written by Iris Johansen. I don't know whether I have matured as a reader or if Iris has just given up / passed her books on to be ghost written. The habit of using
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solid, articulate, really, as good as possible given the material
i have no idea. i don't think additional characters are the issue.
I bought this audiobook based on the positive reviews and found myself being very disappointed.
I think it was the dialogue that did it for me. It was repetitious, dull, and used in excess. Fast-forwarding 10-15 minutes at a time did not matter as the characters were still harping on about the same things over and over and over and over and over again.
In short, I was bored by this book.
First of all, the narrator grated on my nerves. Can't say exactly why, but you know how it is. Sometimes you really like the voice, and sometimes you don't. Secondly, I thought the plot was rather corny, the characters vague. After a while, I didn't care where the heck Bonnie was.
I particularly didn't like her voice of Bonnie.
Yes. This story tied up a lot of loose ends that were left dangling in other story lines.
The pace was a bit slow at times. There was a lot of time spent tracking down key suspect in story. I would have liked the character relationship between Gallo and Katherine developed more.
I enjoyed it.
Yes. Finally...we know how and why and the who of Bonnie's death.
Not what I had expected for the final story. It was a bit anticlimactic. The bad guys from all other stories gave the impression that something much different (and more horrible) happened to Bonnie.
I loved the book, it is one of my favorite Eve Duncan books. With following Eve for over a decade I am so happy Eve finally found Bonnie, but I am not sure how I feel now that the quest is over.
I liked the way the story line turned back and linked the past to current events
Bonnie forgiving her killer
Trust, Hope and Love will save you
This was a great ending to a wonderful series. I enjoyed getting to know them, They kinda feel like old friends and I will miss them if this is truely the last book in the series.
I have read other Iris Johansen stories and really liked them. I was very disappointed with this one though - the story was silly (the ghost element) and contrived. None of the characters were likable, even the ones I was supposed to like.
The reader did not impress me. The one person with an accent was lovely. The children were okay. The male voices sounded grimaced and anquished.
Unlike some other reviewers, I didn't quit, but I frequently wondered; "Is it over yet?" I don't often review, but this book cannot be recommended.
to be believable. This author has had good books in the pas.
Not be so "other worldly"
A less whiny Eve and a completely different ending.
I'm unfortunately invested. I've already purchased thru the end of the Taking Eve Trilogy, so yes, I'll listen. But I truly don't expect my reviews to get any better.
She can't do accents worth a damn. If she wants to hear a fake actor Cajun accent, she should listen to movie The Big Easy. She's too melodramatic. I just can't like her narrations.
I realize that this book was a history compilation, but there was SO much repetition from previous books. But I also know it's necessary if someone unwittingly comes in to a series this long in the middle ....
I can't believe I've waited with bated breath for the resolution to what happened to Bonnie. I'm so disappointed with the ending. It was such a let down.
Yes, I would recommend this book, especially to Eve Duncan fans.
Not necessarily. It definitely has "can't put this down (turn this off) yet" moments, though.
First audio book with Jennifer Van Dyck.
Always wanted to get to know Bonnie better. Now I want more of Catherine Lang.
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