Sunday, April 27, 2008


Quicksand by Iris Johansen ~~ The action-packed 12th installment in bestseller Johansen's saga featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan (after Stalemate) is also a sequel of sorts to Pandora's Daughter, which chronicled the life of Megan Blair, an Atlanta physician with burgeoning psychic abilities. Intertwining the two disparate story lines intensifies both, as Johansen pits her two courageous female protagonists against a vicious serial killer who claims to have murdered Eve's seven-year-old daughter, Bonnie, years earlier. When Eve's love interest, Atlanta police lieutenant Joe Quinn, tracks down elusive child predator Henry Kistle to a small town in Illinois, Quinn alerts the local authorities and sets off a series of bloody events that lead Eve and Megan Blair to a remote area in the Okefenokee swamp where they'll either discover the whereabouts of Bonnie's body—or come face-to-face with a psychopath bent on killing and burying them all in unmarked graves. The adrenaline-fueled narrative will keep Johansen fans eagerly turning the pages.

This is one of her best to date. Vintage Eve Duncan. I couldn't put it down. A child serial killer taunts Eve into thinking he killed her beloved daughter Bonnie all those years ago. Eve, Joe & even Moltavno from South America are in on the hunt. Did Kistle really kill Bonnie or is he just playing with Eve? Joe continues to struggle with Eve's obsession of bringing Bonnie home. As much as he loves her, he doesn't know how much more of this search for her that he can take. The inclusion of Megan Plair from Pandora's Daughter adds an interseting twist to the story -- hold on for the last 2 pages!!!! A+

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