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Somehow it seems that plot-driven stories too often have to depend on trouble after trouble to keep the engine of a book’s action in gear. Or at least, it would be if Johansen would show readers why the characters love each other in the first place. Martin’s Press first published April Although, the ending with Joe and Bonnie was good, and brings hope that maybe things will get better, especially as it suggests more of a paranormal aspect to the world Eve inhabits, with others who can see or hear the dead such as Megan brought in to build the storyline.

However, Joe refuses to put Eve in danger, and therefore chooses to be more proactive about everything in order to find Bonnie.

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Quicksand is a boring read to put it bluntly. Will the two women find her in time? Yet there are so many people who pass in and out of our lives. At the same time though, Joe is out there trying to find Bonnie too.

In order to give Joe and Luis incentive to johaansen in, however, he tells her he’ll be kidnapping and murdering another child. Well, that and I kept hoping it would get better. At first, it was intimated that Eve dreamed of Bonnie and their conversations.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An exhilarating read with the previous volumes characters, as well as a new one It did at least give me a laugh when I read, “‘He’s killed another man,’ Joe said baldly. Instead he leads them to an island in the middle of a swamp where he has buried several children, but not Bonnie, before Eve kills hi Joe Quinn is chasing jkhansen a lead on the man who might have killed Eve Duncan’s daughter Johansn that leads him irie the midwest and Henry Kistle.

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Of course, there are many novels by Johansen where the heroine kills the bad guy, but usually, Eve Duncan is the exception. Now, this love triangle between Eve, Joe, and Montalvo is intriguing, I suppose. You sometimes have to keep a scorecard of who’s who, but it is certainly worth it. And once children understand that death is permanent, they have very strong self-preservation instincts.

If you have been reading the story of Eve, Joe, and Bonnie Then a lead on Kistle lands squarely in both their laps and the search begins anew I always envisioned Bonnie as Spirit and she comes to comfort her mother. I might well have done the same thing. irix

The plot plodded along, without really much imagination, and I kept wondering what inspired any of the characters to do what they doing. I enjoyed the take down of Henry Kistle as he was seriously creeping me out. I could not lay it down. What will become of Eve’s attraction to Montalvo who shows up to test her heart? Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Years before the opening moments of QuicksandEve Duncan’s daughter, Bonnie, was abducted uris murdered. When Eve finds out what Joe has done, she follows him, intent on being there when Kistle is captured.

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Again, this novel was blah on the Eve side, but the return of Montalvo whose wife’s skull Eve reconstructed in an earlier book and the firm stand of Joe Quinn Eve’s lover as he finally states his wish to separate the obsession of Eve with her missing daughter, Bonnie.

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She needs to bring Bonnie home Of course an event like this is life changing, but Eve put a positive spin to it – she pulled her life together, went to school, and became a forensic sculptor, helping ‘find’ lost people’s identities and letting them ‘go home’ to their families for proper burial.

This book still didn’t give me the answers, but I did enjoy having Miguel and Montalvo back in this story line. Quicksand follows Eve Duncan, a forensic specialist who spends her time reconstructing bodies with wax faces in order to help identify them.

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The leading men are something out of a bad romance novel, honorable, loyal, smart and skilled and of course, ex navy seal types.

InJohansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. If you enjoy suspense novels this series is for you. Nov 27, Peggy Huey rated it really liked it.

I hate just sitting here doing nothing Joe! But is Bonnie still alive?

Honestly, Eve, you are a bit helpless. However, Kistle eludes capture and leads them back to Georgia with promises of revealing the site where he buried Bonnie. She often does this for irid police to help solve murder cases. And, as someone who’s read the conclusion of Eve’s search for Bonnie’s remains, I’d say you could skip this one entirely.

For such a strong, intelligent woman, she has some definate stupid moments.

Megan, Eve, Joe, Eve’s lover, Montalvo lris to stop a madman from striking next. Nov 23, Melody rated it it was ok. Ships from and sold by Nilvera LLC.