Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shadow Play by Iris Johansen

Book Description

Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed at the age of seven, Eve feels a sense of duty to those whose lives were lost and whose bones are now in her hands. When a sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his intensity and investment in the case puzzle her. But when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more intensely than she could have ever imagined. Not since Bonnie has Eve had such an experience, and suddenly she finds herself determined to solve the murder and help the little girl find peace. Except that the killer is still out there, and he knows Eve is on the case. And he won't rest until anything and anyone that could reveal his identity is eliminated…

My Thoughts:
Great book!  Eve Duncan is the best forensic sculptor there is.  She has a waiting list a mile long, but a small town sheriff talks her into working a case that he just cannot get out of his head.  As she works the case, Eve starts communicating with the dead girl's ghost.  The killer is determined now that the body has been found to keep everything quiet and to continue his search.
I absolutely love Eve Duncan books.  There is so much going on and such suspense!  The fact that the officer just cannot get this little girl's murder out of his head and talked Eve into coming is very telling as to how the story will go.  Eve get so involved with her cases and seeing the little girl's ghost is just a part of the investigation.  The suspense is just so awesome and cases that involve children would have to be so much harder than others.  I just love how it ends and can't wait for the next one!
5/5!  Johansen knows how to write suspense!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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