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Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan #18)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  2,570 ratings  ·  280 reviews
When it comes to EVE DUNCAN,

NEVER SAY NEVER...





“Iris Johansen expertly ratchets up the suspense as the action builds to a riveting conclusion.” Publishers Weekly





Is she dead or alive? That is the question on everybody’s lips. Eve appears to have been killed—that’s what everyone attending her funeral thinks, at least. But not even some of her top-brass colleagues know for
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published October 2013)
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Paige Turner
I could not read this entire book. It was just more of the same old Eve worship and I have grown very tired of that. I ended up reading the first few chapters, one chapter in the middle, the last two chapters and the epilogue and felt I didn't miss anything, really. All the characters, including Eve, are just too too much. They are exceptionally attractive in one way or another, all of them have very strong personalities and character traits, have above average intelligence and are extremely wit ...more
Melissa
Dec 04, 2013 Melissa rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense/Mystery Readers
First let me say I normally love all of Ms. Johansen's books, but I really struggled to get through this last series and especially this last book. The first few books of the Eve Duncan series sucked me right in, but the series is getting a little too far out there for me. Throughout most of the Eve Duncan series there has been a ghost/spirit (Bonnie) and very far fetched characters. The characters were never overwhelming or left you with "I just want to flip through the next few pages and see i ...more
Amy
Warning: SPOILER ALERT!

Dear Iris Johansen,
Well, I have stuck with you through thick and thin, through the torture of searching (I do realize some parents wait for YEARS and never find their children, but this is fiction) and finally finding, Bonnie. At that point, I really thought you might wrap up your Eve Duncan series, but no, you continued to plow on. This brought us to this trilogy, with the final book called "Silencing Eve". I really thought this might be the final chapter -- all of the ma
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Linda Munro
My apologies to those who have told me they look forward to reading my reviews; I have been so busy that I have not taken the time to write a review in months.Of course, I have still found time to read and have managed to read two novels a week, so now, I will try to write brief reviews on each of them.

This is the last book in the Taking Eve trilogy. I love Johansen's work, but I have to say the last book of this trilogy seemed to drag on, which is something I am unaccustomed to finding in her w
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Kim Drew
As much as I've loved the Eve Duncan series in the past, I think it's time for her to be retired.
Gevera Bert
This wasn't as badly written and boring as the first two in this trilogy, although it was still quite overwritten, for instance with telephone use. If an author says a character calls someone, I don't need to know that she takes the phone out, accesses her contacts directory, finds the person's name, calls, listens to it ring, and then the other person answers.
I haven't given up entirely on Iris Johansen, but I'm not going to rush to get any of her books anymore. The Eve-Quinn-Bonnie trilogy was
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Jeanne Grunert
This book was absolutely AWFUL. A bunch of blithering idiot characters, dreadful unending dialogue, and people saying things like "I want to have sex with you." Gee, how romantic. Honestly, this series went down hill, culminating in this unending drivel. Skip it.
Andreasoldier
I've read this series since the first book, and wished Johansen ended it long before this book, the last in a trilogy within the series.
Eve has been captured by the father of a serial killer, and is believed by most to be dead. But her friends are pulling a fast one; they know she's alive and are out to rescue her, laying a false trail for her kidnapper by hosting a funeral for her.
I think Johansen, again, crams every character who played a part in the past books into this one, and ups the whoo-
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Kay
After 18 books in this series I am calling it quits! I hate to give up on someone I have been reading for this long but this book was actually painful to get through! Her characters are so bad--- they are rude, smart asses, demanding, caustic, and totally unlikeable. And that's all of them! Half way through this disaster of a book I wanted to go back to her first one and see if the characters started out this way or if the author changed them. Then I had second thoughts and decided I would not s ...more
Judi
Just finished reading the last of the 3 book series.

I really loved the series and it was great to read them all at once.
This series about Eve keeps you interested and waiting for the next
turn of the page.

Eve is still held captive and trying to get away from the twisted
Doane, with Joe, Jane, Margaret and all the rest of Eve's friends
joining in to find her and bring her home.

I do love the interaction with Bonnie.

Hope we hear more of the new character Maragret!

This is a great series of fans of Eve
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Kim
I have always enjoyed this series, but these last three books, telling just one story, was too much of a stretch for me. It was almost painful reading the second book - I felt like the whole book was Eve running through the woods. There was just no need (other than $$) to make this story into 3 separate books.

The third book was the best of the series and there were some interesting plot turns, but it was just too hard to get there. I think it will be a long time before I am willing to read anoth
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Cardyn Brooks
Eve, Joe, Jane and Bonnie have provided hours of reading enjoyment via I.J.'s talents, but this is probably my last Eve Duncan read because my interest in the series never recovered from my disappointment with the solving of Bonnie's murder. That, combined with the sameness of all the female characters' personality traits and speech patterns, the sameness in the male characters and the sameness in the villains generate a predictability that no longer appeals.
Kathleen
Third of a trilogy. I have liked the Eve Duncan series from the first but it is getting a little too far out there for me. Now we not only have ghosts but an animal whisperer, a blood manipulator, an supper sleuth who puts patterns together as well as an old fashioned police detective. The characters are taking over the plot line and for me making it too unbelievable to be reading any more.
Donna Barrett
There were so many parts that made me want to cry. so much cruelty and evil done by humans. the plot was so real. the explosives, the murders, the sickness of the mind...... all too real. excellent as all of her books are. I feel Jane's pain and the love that Joe and Eve have doe each other.
Pat
Eve talking to her dead daughter weird, but ok. Caleb the blod guy just way over the top and so unbelieveable it wasn't even funny. I've always enjoyed the Eve Duncan series, but this triolgy just got more unbearable as they progressed.
Susan Walker
I have to say I was disapointed in this book. Having read the first two in this Eve Duncan trilogy I was anxiously awaiting the third, and last installment. I had a very hard time staying focused on this book.
Teresa Jones
tired of the worshiping of eve...the inbelievable characters and bonnies abilities are just too much. i really have enjoyed the eve series but the last couple of books has been very disappointing.
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
**Attention Goodreads Librarians*** This is actually book # 15 in the Eve Duncan series! Expected publication: October 15th 2013 by St. Martin's Press
Bob Connell
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Felicia
Listened for Review (Brilliance)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Silencing Eve wasn't my favorite in the trilogy but it tied up things in a very good way!

Overall Thoughts: Not really a review since I can't do it without giving stuff away and I refuse!

I admit that my problem with Silencing Eve was too much Jane. She is my least favorite character in the seri
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Chantal
This was by far the best book in the trilogy. It was fact paced, action packed and I read it in one sitting as soon as I downloaded it. I still hold my opinion that this series is going too much in the way of supernatural aspects, and find there to be too many supporting characters that keep jumping in to the action. In this book some of that served a purpose, but it makes me wary of future books. I am not sure if I will read the next book - it will depend on the plot and characters. The superna ...more
Marilyn Michalski
I was not expecting to really like this book, after all, the first 2 in the series did not thrill me and seemed to drag out the story but Ms. Johansen out did herself with the final entry in this series. Maybe I feel this way about it because all the characters were headed in the same direction, rescuing Eve Duncan. I didn't feel like I was being led in several directions and the story seemed much more cohesive here than in the other 2 books. I felt horrible for Jane in the end but all in all it ...more
Susan1566
This was a great ending to the series, it had everything you would want - suspense, romance, shockers, and satisfaction. It might be a good place to take a break from having Eve as the focus, how much can one woman take!, she could use some peace & quiet. The books could concentrate more on Jane, Kendra & Margaret who make a good trio. There was one action that caused my rating to change from 5 stars to 4 but it's a spoiler so I won't mention it. After you've read the book you should kno ...more
Marsha Hubbell
Book three of a long and dragged out trilogy. I think it's time to give Eve Duncan a much deserved rest. The women, except for Margaret (whom I definitely hope to meet again), sounded like harpies and fish wives. The men like besotted fools. Who talks this way in real life? Although the ending was to be expected, there was a cathartic moment, and I admit to shedding a few tears. I've been a fan of Ms. Johansen too long to turn my back on her, but am looking forward to something new and different ...more
Dana B
This third book of Iris Johansen's latest trilogy was marvelous. Both expected and unexpected events throughout the book all came together for an ending that, while satisfying, left plenty of room for the next novel. I eagerly look forward to the next one--whose story will be told along with Eve and Joe's next adventure? I want so much to see more of everyone--Jane, Kendra, Margaret, Caleb, Catherine, Gallo. Ms. Johansen is such a great novelist, I can't wait to see what's next.
Marsha Graham
I bought this book at the hospital gift shop as the most probably winner of a sad lot.

While this was a professionally written and edited book that was tightly focused and kept the story going, it should have come with a warning to read all the previous books first. Paranormal elements that were developed in prior novels were not fully explained and I felt like I was dropping in halfway through TV show on Dr Whom (I don't watch Dr. Who). It left me wondering what I was missing and what just happ
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Edward Beavers
Silencing but not ending

Silencing but not ending

I don't know how it works but I do enjoy these Eve Duncan stories, no matter how at times they get frustrating in some of the pathways it takes you.
Cami
I had a really hard time rating this book. While I love Eve Duncan, this trilogy really would have been better off as a single book in the larger series. It was very wordy and left me wondering if the author was simply trying to develop a higher word count so as to create and sell more books.

That said... I did enjoy the story even though it took an incredibly long time to tell. I did find myself skimming more than usual... the characters were very introspective and talked out things way more th
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Holly
I think this is the series that will never end. The writing is so repetitive...by now, I can tell you how every book will go. It is so lacking in newness or originality.
Momm
Another Eve Duncan mystery. Eve has been kidnapped by ruthless James Doan. He plans to make her disappear forever to her family and friends by blowing up the Colorado cabin in which he has her so no one will be following him to his son't west coast cabin. When it is realized that Eve is still alive, her family/friends pretend to memorialize her so they can pursue Doan to get her release.
Lots of spoilers:
Doan plans to kill her in front of her father Xander to cause him as much pain as he has exp
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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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