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Quinn by Iris Johansen

January 6th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Borrowed from the library

Publication date: July 12, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from

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.

Iris Johansen has done it again.  She reeled me into this book and I couldn’t put it down and even knowing the next book, Bonnie, was coming out so we wouldn’t find out who her murderer is yet I still wanted to scream at the end.  She certainly knows how to keep a reader hanging and desperately seeking the next book.  If you read my review of Chasing the Night and Eve you know that despite not having read all of the Eve Duncan books from the beginning I am still in love with this series.  Eve and Catherine Ling are both such strong female characters and you can’t help but bond with them and fall in love with them.  I admit I was not a huge Joe fan and preferred John Gallo so I did not rush out to get Quinn when it was released.  Big mistake!

I loved that this book takes you back to when Joe first meets Eve and how he ends up falling for her.  Having that background and seeing more of the type of guy he is made me actually like him a lot more.  So now I feel like I can accept him more and really root for he and Eve to make it through together.

The action is pretty non-stop throughout the book and there are a lot of twists and turns.  My only complaint is the attraction between Catherine and John.  Like I mention above I love both characters and actually think they would work really well together BUT I wish in the past books there wasn’t the exploration of Catherine and Joe’s feelings for each other and the possibility of them falling for each other if it weren’t for Eve.  Because of that and now the attraction with John it almost seems a little creepy that Christine always seems to end up having a thing for the guys Eve was in love with.  Maybe that is supposed to emphasize how alike the two women are but it just didn’t work for me.  Still I loved this book and cannot wait to start reading Bonnie!

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Mystery

2 Responses

  1. Cherry Mischievous

    The book sounds like it ended in a cliffie *pouts*

  2. Debbie's World of Books

    It does so I was happy I had Bonnie sitting on my shelf. :)

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