Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review of Quinn by Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen
St. Martin’s Press
384 pages
ISBN 13: 9780312651213

Quinn is the second of Iris Johansen’s trilogy about Eve’s search for her daughter Bonnie and it is full of hard hitting action and a thriller that you’ll not soon forget. In this story we learn about Joe Quinn right from the moment he met Eve after the disappearance of Bonnie, she takes you deep into the psyche of a distraught woman fighting between hope and despair that her daughter would still be found alive but knowing it's not likely. She also gives us clues to the mystery and brings us ever closer to the final detail that will solve this crime and she shows us how one of the greatest love stories on paper began and was nurtured to the extent we see it today. She does this with her no-nonsense dialogue filled with emotion that her readers will feel from the wrecked Eve to the determined Joe and all the other characters as well. Her characters are old friends to many of us, so much so that we have formed a sotto friendship with them, but have no fear if this is your first foray into this series she also gives you enough background to feel secure in your knowledge. Her main protagonists Eve and Joe are enigmatic and complicated people who through all the trials in their life together have grown into a life-force that no one can break and the romance although far from new still grows in depths that many of her fans will aspire to.
So come along on this second journey to finally find the answers behind Bonnie Duncan’s disappearance learn along with all her fans what really happened and know that in just a few months with the release of Bonnie we will finally have all the answers. Even though this reads well on it’s own, I suggest that you read Eve first where the author tells us the story behind Eve Duncan, where she came from and how she got to be the woman she is today, then go back even farther and start the whole series you won’t be sorry you did.
Buy the book here visit the author’s website here and while there read her interview about this trilogy and where she goes from here.
Thank you again Ms. Johansen for another wild ride for my emotions and my heart, I’m anxiously waiting and at the same time sad for the publication of Bonnie.


  1. I am not a huge fan of super natural and was glad this book did not have much in it. However, the ending of this book was terrible. It was like she got tired of writing and stopped. It reminds me of a two part movie. I would have bought Bonnie no matter what, but now I will question waiting on future books. I suggest waiting until Bonnie comes out to read this book. Otherwise you will be disappointed and left hanging.

    1. Sorry you didn't like it Italia, I hope Bonnie was a better read for you.
      I really liked Quinn and Eve and Bonnie and thought that they all answered questions that Iris' fan had for a long time.
      Thank you for your comments

  2. I just finished Reading Eve by this Amazing Author, Iris. I really enjoyed this book. It has EVERYTHIng! Her writing is magnificent! There are really no words that's could possibly do her justice. I hope to find them next two I am beside myself with adrenaline and antisipation. Thankyou so much Iris.