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Silencing Eve (Eve Duncan #18)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  4,315 Ratings  ·  345 Reviews
When it comes to EVE DUNCAN,


"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
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 21st 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published October 2013)
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Paige Turner
Nov 19, 2013 Paige Turner rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 04, 2013 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  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
Dec 22, 2013 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popfiction

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
Linda Munro
Oct 15, 2013 Linda Munro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kim Drew
Nov 09, 2013 Kim Drew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 28, 2014 Andreasoldier rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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-
Nov 12, 2013 Kathleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 27, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Eve. She is both smart and tough. The rest of the gang is great too. Yet this time I was not really feeling the vibe with this book. I was only semi interested in the events taking place in the story. There seemed to be a lot of mopping around. In addition, I found the high intensity action lacking until the last third of the book and no strong leader. There was a lot of times throughout this book that I found myself just going through the motions of reading but nothing was really ...more
Donna Barrett
Oct 05, 2013 Donna Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jeanne Grunert
Jan 16, 2014 Jeanne Grunert rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
A great conclusion to the arc with Eve and her father. This is a fast paced story with everyone racing against time to find Eve. Catherine showing up is great. Eve still able to fight crazy Doane is well done and consistent with Eve's character.

The twists and turns in this story had me spinning. This is why it was a 3.5 star for me. Some of the evil villains are shocking. The tragedy in this story completely throws me. As in, I'm in shock and had to re-read it several times at which point I scre
Apr 18, 2014 Kay rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 08, 2013 Judi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 02, 2014 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Oct 20, 2013 Pat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 16, 2013 Shelley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-releases
**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
Jan 14, 2014 Bob Connell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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J. Ewbank
This is a continuation book by Johansen. I have not read all of the books in this series but I have read some of them and have enjoyed them. The characters are well defined so that you get to know them and enjoy most of them, which you are supposed to do. The plot keeps you reading page by page to find out what is going to happen and if Eve is going to be saved or not from the bad guys. I rally enjoyed reading it, and hope you will too.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the I
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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
Alasandra Alawine
Apr 06, 2015 Alasandra Alawine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As everyone races to find Eve the mastermind behind the scenes is gradually revealed. Kevin's Mother, Harriet, is every bit as EVIL as her son and ex-husband and is the one in control. Harriet knows the location of the nuclear bombs Kevin planted in Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois and she plans to detonate them after she has the pleasure of watching Doane kill Zander.

Zander allows Doane to kidnap him in order to find Eve's location. In an attempt to prevent Harriet from prematurely det
Oct 01, 2013 Chantal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 05, 2014 Marilyn Michalski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 04, 2013 Susan1566 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, suspense
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
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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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
Oct 09, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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)
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