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Bonnie (Eve Duncan #14)

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The truth has eluded her for years. . . . Now is she ready to face it?

When Eve Duncan gave birth to her daughter, she experienced a love she never knew existed. Nothing would stand in the way of giving Bonnie a wonderful life---until the unthinkable happened and the seven-year-old vanished into thin air. Eve found herself in the throes of a nightmare from which th

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Hardcover, 373 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2011)
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Terri Lynn No and it is the same old crap with Eve thinking she is talking to ghosts. If you have read her other books, it is the same as having read this one.
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Bonnie
Nov 14, 2015 Bonnie rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, library, mystery, 2011
1.5 stars

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This is the one series that I have read longer than any series, at least a decade. I read all 11 of her Eve Duncan series and when the author announced that she’d be making a final trilogy to fully resolve everything, well, I was ecstatic. The Eve Duncan series chronicles a mother losing her child and never having the closure she needed, never knowing what happened to her, her daughter Bonnie simply disappeared off the face of the Earth. T
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Hilary
Jan 27, 2012 Hilary rated it it was ok
Shelves: suspense
I have to admit, I only read the last couple of books out of a somewhat perverse need to close the loop. I've just found too much repetition: the characters are all the same, they behave in the same patterns, Bonnie has increased appearances to all and sundry, and the absence of anything other than the seemingly impossible search for Bonnie's body just meant there was nothing more to flesh it out. Even the writing style was starting to annoy me, as each character seemed to speak and behave the s ...more
Elizabeth Noah Astle
I was able to get the book from my public library so I could finally find out who killed Bonnie. This is the third book and last book in this trilogy about it. Eve daughter, Bonnie, went missing years and years ago. Eve has never known what happened to her and who killed her. She has been on the search for years and years to find the truth, and this book explains it all.

Overall the book was good, I thought. Lots of action, it had Catherine and Gallo in it but, no Jane. As usual, Joe was his typi
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Mirkat
Oct 24, 2011 Mirkat rated it it was ok
I am not a long-time reader of Johansen's who has read all of the "Eve" books. On the contrary, I bumped into the first book in the series--Eve--when I did one of my periodic keyword searches for "Playaway" books in my library's online catalog. I love these preloaded audio books that are compact enough that they are handy to take on my long runs (or counter the boredom of a treadmill run of any length!). So I listened to the "Eve" narrative without realizing until near the very end that I was on ...more
Phyllis
I was disappointed in this book. It was a little slow and seemed to drag on for no other reason than to make it into a whole book for a three book series. I have read every book in this series. I liked them mostly, but I don't like the way she writes dialouge. Everyone, no matter who they are and where they are from, speaks English perfectly. I was unhappy that a lot of this book was repetitive from previous books. I hate when you are reading a series and the authour tries to explain every thing ...more
Robin Priddy
Jan 17, 2012 Robin Priddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having and keeping Bonnie was the best thing that Eve Duncan ever did. She is the reason Eve worked so hard at school, the reason that Eve's mother cleaned up her act. Seven years later the worst thing that could happen to a family did. Bonnie disappeared without a trace. One minute she was there and the next she was gone. Eve is now a world famous Forensic Sculptor. She manily works with the skulls of children so that she can bring them home to their familes. The time she is not working she spe ...more
Debbie
Oct 12, 2011 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bonnie is the culmination of the trilogy dedicated to the disappearance of Eve Duncan’s daughter Bonnie. It will answer many of the questions that fans of this incredible series have been asking for years and yet we will be left with some unanswered as well.
Years ago a struggling single mother Eve Duncan had one shining light in her life, that was her daughter Bonnie and in an instant that light was extinguished. Eve could have easily given into the darkness that followed and at times she was cl
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Cynthia
Feb 19, 2012 Cynthia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reading the other reviews here I see that many shared my same feelings. I was terribly disappointed in the ending of this series, and each book of the trilogy got more frustrating for me. Unfortunately, it would have been better off done as 1 final book, although I must say I did enjoy "Eve" and the back story that gave us more information on how Even met Bonnie's father.

The biggest problem I saw with these ending books, as well as several of the books that were a prelude to the trilogy was all
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Candace Salima
Mar 03, 2013 Candace Salima rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 18 and Up
With 100 books under her belt, New York Times bestselling author, Iris Johansen, has delivered top notch suspense year after year, after finally leaving the romance which made her famous. I wasn’t a big fan of her romance, but am a huge fan of her suspense, specifically her Eve Duncan series.

With this latest book, Ms. Johansen finally answers the question plaguing her readers since October of 1998. Who kidnapped and killed Eve Duncan’s daughter, Bonnie.

From the backliner:

The truth has eluded her
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 2.5
*Genre* Romance/Mystery/Thriller/Last book in 3 part trilogy

*Review*

*Series Synopsis*

World Renowned forensic sculptor Eve Duncan was a single mother who studied hard to put herself through school in order to give her seven-year-old daughter Bonnie a life she herself never had.

Then the unspeakable happened when Bonnie disappeared without a trace and her body has never been found. Eve painstakingly made her way through numerous possible leads and serial killers to get to the bottom of
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Kathy
Oct 23, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I'm very happy to know (FINALLY) what happened to Bonnie, I feel somewhat disappointed by this book. There was so much rehash of info so anybody could pick up the book and have it seem like a stand alone story but it didn't work. The last three books (Eve, Quinn and Bonnie) could have been one book and it felt like the publisher was milking the story for more sales before the series ended.

SPOILER ALERT:::





On top of that the ending seemed too tied up in a perfect little bow to make sure th
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Michelle
Sep 11, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
So, this is a review for the whole trilogy (Eve, Quinn, Bonnie), even though I'm just putting it here.

I really like the Eve Duncan books. When they're about the forensic sculpting. Or Jane (especially when Mark Treveor is involved. Woot!). HOWEVER, this whole "who killed Bonnie," thing has been stretched out to a ridiculous extent. For the love of...

It's not epic, it's boring.

If you already like these stories, I suggest reading these all together. Get it over with. If you're thinking about start
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Katie
Nov 23, 2011 Katie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011
Let me start out by saying that if you read the synopsis on the cover of this book, it is very, very misleading. It is gripping and you settle down to read a good thriller/suspense/chase book, only to realize that you were the one being taken on a wild chase because the description of this book leads you to believe that a suspect of a kidnapping is truly innocent & that instead the father of the little girl gone missing has a role in her (Bonnie) disappearance.

This my friends, is false adve
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Crystal
Oct 21, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, ultimates, 2011
For those who have been reading this series since 1998, I applaud you for making it through this book in one piece! I started with this series in 2004, and I'm a sobbing mess. I'm a happy, satisfied reader, but sobbing nonetheless.

The world of Eve Duncan is always alive. The characters make strong impressions in a world that you feel you can touch. BONNIE is just the same. The interesting thing is that I can’t really recall (and never really do) Johansen getting into too much description about t
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Jennifer
Oct 18, 2011 Jennifer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
By the third chapter I was completely fed up with the writing and the character development. Unfortunately, this culmination of the "Eve" series was bogged down with implausible situations, villains, and of course a very educated ghost of a seven year old. With so many directions to go for deciding on a killer, the author chose one that made the least sense..but not in a good suspenseful "you got me" way. There were so many laughable twists and turns that, when I was finally completely frustrate ...more
Peni Renner
I don't know why I kept reading Johansen's books. Despite how silly some of her stories are, I kept reading them just to find out what happened next to the characters, but I don't think I ever really cared for Johansen's writing style.
Danielle Choffrey
I've been a fan of the Eve Duncan series for a long time. I liked the search for Bonnie that has spanned over many books and introduced some good mysteries, but I felt like the conclusion to this series was kind of a let down. I wanted more. I wanted to be wowed and surprised. I wanted to feel something... anything really.

I was able to figure out the "mystery" of what happened to Bonnie within a few short pages. I like to delve into books. In mysteries I crave action, danger, and puzzles. This
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Wendy Hines
Jul 02, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
Bonnie was only seven years old when she disappeared one sunny afternoon. Eve Duncan picked up the pieces of her life and moved on, but she continues to search for her daughter.

Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn have a new lead. CIA agent Catherine Ling feels that she owes something to Eve for helping her locate her own lost son. She's investing all of knowledge and talent into finding Bonnie's body and her killer. Catherine is working with Eve's ex-lover and Bonnie's father, John Gallo and they have a su
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Book Him Danno
Feb 14, 2012 Book Him Danno rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I will be reviewing this title on my blog in the next few weeks and all I have to say right now is that I cried and cried while I read this book. A good ending to the unanswered questions about Bonnie.

This is my review of all three books in the trilogy- I gave the whole thing 3 1/2 stars.

I found that this author is a bit hit and miss with her books. Some have been great and others have floundered. This was not bad, but it seemed longer than necessary. I would have liked the back story to have p
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Lisa
I don't know how to rate this book! It was too much and not enough all of it! It could have been and should have been better. This book should have left me breathless, understanding, feeling, overwhelmed, and overjoyed! Eve was going to finally find Bonnie and bring her baby home!!! Instead I am still asking questions because I predicted the outcome in Quinn! And it is the WRONG KILLER! It was too easy! I have never written a negative review and I have been disappointed by other authors in the p ...more
Jodi
Nov 13, 2011 Jodi rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-read
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FINALLY! We know what happened to Bonnie. It was quite anticlimatic for me. How about for you? It was rather so sad for me and I thought, geesh, just end it. This dragging out so long is just tortuous for all of us.

Bonnie makes more appearances in this story to help aide the ones she loves. I still feel badly for Quinn. He's still being dragged through hell with Eve. This story didn't add anything to the characters for me. There wasn't any new building or strengthening of relationships. Did I gu
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Fran
Oct 18, 2011 Fran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bonnie
Author: Iris Johansen
Reviewed by Fran Lewis

An uneasy feeling alerted Eve that something might happen to her daughter, Bonnie even before it did. A child’s attachment to her mother, her unwillingness to be apart from her and her feelings expressed letting her mother know she loves her but yet something just might be wrong. Looking into the sky and at the stars Bonnie loved learning about the galaxies but something about that evening would haunt Eve Duncan forever. Looking at the stars and t
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E.
Nov 27, 2011 E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
Wow! I am a little ambivalent about this book, having invested so many years rapidly devouring each installment as it was published and becoming attached to so many of the characters. The trilogy that ties up the loose ends for the saga started so many years ago is in some ways a bit of a letdown and in other ways a relief. Eve's intensity can be wearing and her gut-wrenching search for her daughter over so many years has provided so much tension that it is nice to achieve closure. The tormented ...more
Jodster's
Nov 18, 2012 Jodster's rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit I have been an Eve Duncun fan from the beginning.. Iris Johansen writes in a way that you as the reader are drawn in... This book made me cry.. not sure if it was because of the story line or the fact that I assumed it was the last in the Eve Duncan Series.

I loved it from beginning to end.. the way Eve found out how and where and why her daughter was murdered was just beautifully written.. all this time we were lead as she was that she was brutally murdered.. and when in fact it
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Shelly
Oct 22, 2011 Shelly rated it liked it
Sigh. Well about a decade ago I became obsessed with this series. I loved Eve, Joe, and Bonnie. I was fascinated with Eve finding the lost children with the sculpting of the skulls. All that part of the series fell to the wayside over the years. What happened to the skulls at all over the last few years?

I gave the book 3 stars because of my love of the series from the beginning. I have to say I was disappointed in the trilogy of answers. The characters became flat and unlikeable. Jane didn't eve
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Deb
Mar 28, 2013 Deb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
finally the truth about what happened to Bonnie, Eve's daughter.Out of the triliogy this was my favorite. I read all three back to back and I have to say Quinn is not my ideal of a great man for Eve. He's just way to intense. I got the feeling from the stories that Quinn loves Eve more than she loves him. They were comfortable with each other. However, the way Ms. Johansen describled Eve with Bonnie's father, now there was passion. Now maybe because of the events of Eve's past her passion for Qu ...more
Melanie Chabrol-
I have to say this was the best book out of all. Bonnie, the day she was born she was MAGICAL, AND SPECIAL. the day she was kidnapped it had everyone in Georgia in stitches looking for her. It was always Eve's dream to come to an end and find out what really happened to her daughter.
Join Eve,
Catherine, Joe, John, in finding out the truth. How do they come about finding out what really happened, what does a Priest and a SPECIAL BOY NAMED BEN have to do with mystery. Couldn't put it down. How do
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Jennifer Bloom
Oct 25, 2011 Jennifer Bloom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Melissa Cowder
Feb 01, 2016 Melissa Cowder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gave this book 4 stars because it was free of errors and was well-written with good grammar.

*Spoilers*

This book was, again, just okay. By the time I finished Quinn, the series was losing a little steam and I was tired of "spiritual" references with Bonnie. I've enjoyed Iris Johansen's books in the past about Eve and Quinn. I expected the ending to be more of a twist, after all this time, not just a simple explanation and garbage about Bonnie's spirit talking to everyone and guiding them. That r
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Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great su ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Eve Duncan (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan, #1)
  • The Killing Game (Eve Duncan, #2)
  • The Search (Eve Duncan, #3)
  • Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, #4)
  • Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, #5)
  • Countdown (Eve Duncan, #6)
  • Stalemate (Eve Duncan, #7)
  • Quicksand (Eve Duncan, #8)
  • Blood Game (Eve Duncan, #9)
  • Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan, #10)

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