Smokescreen Eve Duncan #25 ☆ BOOKS By Iris Johansen –

G the murder who slaughtered a whole classroom of children the evil sadist cold blooded iller Varak who is as deadly as a snake And when a attempt is made on eve s life it s Joe uinn to the rescue and he s very angry at Jill and Novak for putting her life in danger They all must come together to find varak before he takes offAnd then deal with Zahra but before that happens one who slaved for her for years will deal the No Future for You killling blow a climax I didn t see coming til the end DNFThis book spammed me on my feed as sponsored content so I opened the preview and hated it Kiyanis Maldara Not for me Ebook 1499 Are you fckingiddin me Stop spamming me GoodreadsFor your information Goodreads reviews can be used to complain about the price of books GR has a feature for purchasesOne thing is Goodreads recommending me a book based on my shelves and another thing is spamming me with overpriced new releases in my feed I won this book in a Goodreads giveawayFull disclosure I have read a couple of Iris Johansen s books before but this was the first Eve Duncan book I read To her credit I didn t feel like I was lost because I didn t have a lot of the characters back stories nor did I feel like she was throwing in random background pieces in order to catch me up I ve read books by other authors who have done this and it makes for some tedious readingThe plot line itself was enough to eep my interest and sadly reminiscent of the Rwanda genocideBut there were several things I didn t care for very much and which led me to give it a 3 star rating I found the dialogue to be odd It just didn t sound realistic or reflective of how be odd It just didn t sound realistic or reflective of how speak to each other Sometimes it was overly formal and other times the exchanges were just tiresome and repetitive Most of the characters weren t likeable and perhaps that s because they seemed perpetually grumpy Granted this is serious material and a serious plot line with its fair share of bad guys but everyone just seemed so intense and annoyed with each other all the time Repetitive words and phrases throughout the book If I d had an electronic copy of this words and phrases throughout the book If I d had an electronic copy of this I would have done a count of how many times the word gaze was used or gaze flew as in her gaze flew to his eyes Or someone s lips twisting When you re reading a 400 page book and there s enough repetition of these words that it starts standing out that s not good Finally there wasn t enough Eve Duncan in the second half of the book In fact she was an altogether very minor character in the second half There were references made in the book to how she was a world renowned forensic sculptor and the best at what she does but we didn t get to see very much of thatI would be interested in perhaps reading an earlier Eve Duncan book to see of that character There was enough here to intrigue me forensic sculptors aren t your typical crime fighter but this book didn t uite live up to my expectations I don t now why I Charming the Firefighter (In Shady Grove, keep forgetting that reading this author irritates me beyond belief due to her heavy reliance on ellipses especially in the Kendra Michaels series Not to mention overuse of particular expressions notably lips twisted and lips tightened and far too many adverbs I don tnow the story might be a good one but I just can t get engaged with it because I m so on edge with waiting for the next crutch If I were someone who could abandon a started book I would have done that with this one. Who she can trust Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen is back with one of her most exhilarating and dangerous adventures yet in this riveting high stakes thriller Publishers Weekl. ,

Iris Johansen Ü 1 SUMMARY

Eve Duncan is pretty much bullied into taking on a new case when journalist Jill Cassidy implores her to come to Africa with her to help parents of children illed in a
They need closure and Eve just the right one to do so with her nowledge of forensic sculptor But Jill has another motive and soon Eve will find herself is uite a lot of danger Smokescreen is one of those books that I really wanted to like but ultimately the story failed for me because of some factors that I will discuss later on in the review But first let s start with what I found good and that is the story itself The Massacre Of The Children In A massacre of the children in a and Eve s help to find closure for the parents together with the real reason for her being there Because yes Eve is lured there to help with another thing that they need her special nowledge to do This is the part of the story that worked for me That and the interesting royal history of the leader of the country that played a big role in the story And if Eve and Jill and been alone working on this with the help of Jill s friend Gideon had I most likely enjoyed the book Unfortunately I have two big problems with the friend Gideon had I most likely enjoyed the book Unfortunately I have two big problems with the and some of the other books I ve read by Iris Johansen and that the s the men From Joe uinn Eve s husband to Jill FBI agent friend Novak Sorry but these macho men are boring me so much I like Iris Johansen s books but she has a tendency to use a special type of man in every book that feels like an overbearing macho man and I just get the feeling that she has found her niche when it comes to it and now everyone man is written the same way Even when I read other series by Iris Johansen And of course that brings me to the second problem The romance part because of course Jill and Novak have a lot of sexual tension all through the book Well it s written that way I was utterly bored by that I was interested in Jill s role as a journalist and her work to expose the truth about the massacre etcSmokescreen ended up being a so so book for me Not among the best like the early ones I ve read or like Shadow Play that introduced me to the author And that s just too bad because I like Eve Duncan I just wish the story had focused on exposing the truth and definitely less on the romance I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy for an honest review A journalist arrives with one uestion Help Jill find out who illed many people in a Guerilla attack in the jungleThis plea for help may just be a cover up by Jill and it may just result in lives being put in dangerZahra may be a person of interest in it all as there s an issue with some food poisoining and back door discussions Jill hired Eve as a reconstructionist in determining the final outcomeVarak and Zolak are also two characters that are worthy to mention here as they both are experienced in shall we say death and murderThis is creepy thrilling and down right murderous Gah Smokescreen was everything I love in an Eve Duncan story and I have been a huge fan of the Eve Duncan series since the beginning and was just as obsessed with her hunt for Bonnie as she was But as the series evolved and developed so did the characters individual depth and their passion for justice I absolutely loved Eve and Joe in this story and could not stop readingCalled to an exotic location in Africa by journalist Jill Cassidy Eve is asked to reconstruct the skulls of school ch. In this pulse pounding thriller from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Iris Johansen forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle but she may be putting herself in danger than she nowsA journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a he. Ildren illed in a terrorist attack But when Eve discovers a mystery there and uncovers a conspiracy she can t help but when Eve discovers a mystery there and uncovers a conspiracy she can t help but involvedI absolutely loved this story I loved Eve s passion and Joe s protective nature and the underlying suspense prevalent throughout the story This was an amazing addition to the series and I cannot wait for 5 stars Ratula For those who are familiar with the series featuring Eve Duncan forensic sculptor you are in for a treatAn investigative journalist shows up on Eve s doorstep begging for her help She wants Eve to go to Africa a war torn jungle to help identify 27 children who were massacred by guerilla soldiersBut this journalist may have a different agenda one that puts Eve in danger than she nowsThis is a preview only the complete novel will be available 7919The first chapter grabbed me by the throat and refused to let me go It tells the story of the journalist and how she survived her time in that part of the world It then goes on to show how she manipulates Eve into making the trip to AfricaMany thanks to the author Grand Central Publishing Netgalley for the preview of this thriller Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own I found this book to be too much Eve is just too good Her son is too psychically connected to her Her husband is too driven to protect her The CIA s Novak has too much power in order to manipulate Eve s and her family s schedules The President of the Congo thinks she is descended from Cleopatra too much a stretch for me Jill is too smartdamagedindependent I understand strong characters But I Feel That I feel that was too much in this bookMaybe it gets better but I am stopping at the half way point because I am too uninterested in the outcome I ve enjoyed several Iris Johansen books in the past including a few of the early Eve Duncan books The Killing Game was a favorite of mine so I was really looking forward to reading Smokescreen Unfortunately I just couldn t connect with Eve s character this time Yes she had a reason to be mad and yes it s great that she stands up for herself But she was so unnecessarily rudeharsh while doing so and on so many occasions that reading her commentary started to feel like a chore Negativity works for some characters especially when they re witty about it but Eve mostly comes off as a cantankerous jerk this time around Apologies to Iris Johansen but I can t recommend this one Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC This review contains my honest unbiased opinion Another fabulous eve Duncan thriller from the amazingly talented Iris Johansen I ve read every book in this series and love the twists and turns and the rollercoaster action always eeps me on the edge of my seat I don t Sequins and Spurs know how Johanseneeps coming up with such interesting storylines and great characters after so many years I love meeting new people that become part of eve s world With so many interesting new character s from the good guys like journalist Jill Cassidy to CIA agent jed novak who is very intense and a lot like eve s husband Joe Theirs also the charismaticand all around charming Sam gideonI really liked his character alot And the villians In this book are truly despicable and deadly from Zahra Kiyani the corrupt and evil bitch who rules Jokan Maldara after her father dies she doesn t care what she has to do to stay in power even if It means covering up andProtectin. Art wrenching story half the villagers many of them children have been illed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers the bodies burned beyond recognition Now the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to healBut when Eve arrives in the remote jungle she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper sinister plot Isolated and unsure. .
Smokescreen Eve Duncan #25