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Quinn (Eve, Quinn and Bonnie #2)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  7,796 ratings  ·  466 reviews

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen explores the darkest corners of the human heart as forensic sculptor Eve Duncan closes in on the killer who stole her daughter so many years ago.

As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how deadly it can be. When he first met Eve Duncan, he never expected to fall in love

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Hardcover, 374 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published July 2011)
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Bonnie
‘Quinn’ is tagged as the 2nd of a final trilogy; however, Iris Johansen’s ‘Eve Duncan’ series is the series this trilogy is based off of. If you want to be able to truly understand and appreciate this trilogy, I would highly recommend reading the Eve Duncan series first.

Iris Johansen’s ’Eve Duncan’ series has become a personal favorite of mine over the last decade. Personally fascinated by crime novels with interesting forensic tidbits at an early age, stumbling upon this series was quite a disc
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Debbie
Quinn is the second of Iris Johansen’s trilogy about Eve’s search for her daughter Bonnie and it is full of hard hitting action and a thriller that you’ll not soon forget. In this story we learn about Joe Quinn right from the moment he met Eve after the disappearance of Bonnie, she takes you deep into the psyche of a distraught woman fighting between hope and despair that her daughter would still be found alive and knowing it’s unlikely. She also gives us clues to the mystery and brings us ever ...more
Kay
Sep 09, 2011 Kay rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
I'm not sure why I started reading this series about one million books ago. I guess I liked the first one I read and continued on. They got 'old' many books back but I never give up. This one is the 2nd to the last in what I hear is the end of the series so I'm hoping I will soon be finished with them.

I don't like the characters in the book except for Joe Quinn. The plots are usually good [and this one is no exception] but the conversations are 'cold'. The last [I'm hoping] three books are Eve [
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Judith
I read some of the earlier books in this series, so I thought it would be an entertaining way to pass some time. Even though I wasn't expecting much, Quinn was incredibly disappointing. While the previous books at least told a story with a beginning, a middle, and an ending, this one didn't even do that much. It was much like watching one of those retrospective episodes of a long-running television series--nothing new or interesting--but it was made worse because the whole muddle just stops with ...more
Marcia Stauber
KNOWING THAT THIS IS THE NEXT TO LAST CHAPTER IN THE SERIES OF EVE DUNCAN I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WOULD BE JUST A FILLER AND NOT BE OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF MS JOHANSEN. BOY WAS I WRONG. AS I TURNED THE PAGES IT ONLY GOT BETTER AND BETTER. ONE HAS TO BE A FAN OF EVE DUNCAN TO APPRECIATE THIS BOOK AND TO HAVE FOLLOWED THE STORY OF HOW HER DAUGHTER WAS ABDUCTED AND HER SEARCH FOR HER KILLER AND TRYING TO FIND HER BODY AND HAVE IT RETURNED TO HER TO BE BURIED OR AS SHE USES THE PHRASE TO COME HOME. ...more
Lubinka Dimitrova
While the characters were rather stiff and one-dimensional, IMHO, amazingly enough the book itself wasn't too bad. But the cliffhanger ending wasn't really my cup of tea. I'd prefer it if I was able to decide whether I wish to go on to reading the next installment based on a good story line and not because I'm compelled to do so in order to find out what happens in the last crucial scene of the second book. I'll read "Bonnie", but I'm not happy about it.
Debbie
4.5 stars
Iris Johansen has done it again. She reeled me into this book and I couldn't put it down and even knowing the next book, Bonnie, was coming out so we wouldn't find out who her murderer is yet I still wanted to scream at the end. She certainly knows how to keep a reader hanging and desperately seeking the next book. If you read my review of Chasing the Night and Eve you know that despite not having read all of the Eve Duncan books from the beginning I am still in love with this series. E
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Mary
Mar 07, 2013 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary mysteries
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
As a former Navy SEAL turned cop, Joe Quinn has seen the face of evil and knows just how dark the shadows of the soul can turn. But when he met Eve Duncan a decade ago, he never expected to fall in love with a woman whose torment has ultimately fueled her twin desires to bring her missing daughter home and reveal the truth of her disappearance, no matter how devastating it may be. Eve's fateful first love, John Gallo, seems to hold the key to the mystery of young Bonnie's fate. With Joe's life h ...more
Elizabeth Noah Astle
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Lisa G.
Another wonderful book, the second of the trilogy that has been eagerly anticipated.

Like "Eve", this book tells a complete story in itself, but is more meaningful as a follow-up to "Eve", the first book of the trilogy and is a continues covering the back story to the Eve Duncan series. It is the answer to many of the "I wonder . . ." questions that I've had over the years. I'm a fan of the Eve Duncan series, so this trilogy is a wonderful addition. Suspenseful, full of surprises and heading to a
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Melanie Chabrol-
Well, I must say the way it is written is a 5.5, but the idea of the furture, to the present to the past, you are so close to finding out who the killer is, then they go back into time with the next book. started it yesterday at 8am, put it down at 10pm, started it at 6am and just finished it at 5:50pm. Usually with trilogies i can read another book in between.

Joe Quinn is after the truth of what happened to Bonnie, Eve's daughter and although not everyone gets along they all have one thing in
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Danica
Although the first book, Eve, was definitely about her, this book literally had nothing to do with Joe Quinn. I was hoping that, like Eve, we would get to see about Joe's past and what his life was like growing up, but nope, we just had to sit through chapters of the initial search for Bonnie. I don't know about everybody else, but I had heard enough about these days throughout the rest of the previous books that I didn't really care. The only thing I am sure about is that Joe definitely breache ...more
Diane
The second of the trilogy that will end the Eve Duncan - Joe Quinn series of mysteries. I found this book disappointing and would not recommend it.

There is a great deal of back story about how Eve and Joe met, most of which has been covered or glossed over in the series of preceding mysteries. I found the inclusion of this information redundant, at times unbelievable (a federal agent giving a civilian full access to case files?)and, to be honest, boring. I kept reading because I respect the auth
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Stephanie
Once again the book leaves you hanging!! Either a VERY poor selling tool for her newer books or she is ending this line of her stories. That is sad I would miss these, but it is understandable that my joy in reading them is way different than having to write them. But if she had started with this way of doing them, I never would have followed her books as I have.
Cindy
slight spoilers!
I disliked this book for many reasons.
I've ranted before about books that end with no closure whatsoever. even if a book is part of a series there should be some reward for finishing it. this book ended in the middle of a chase scene. what??
oh the angst. the endless, grinding, unrelenting, humorless angst. the protagonists either spent years in a foreign prison or had a child murdered or had a child kidnapped and tortured.
finally - the protagonists were all just so darn tough an
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Kat Mcgrath
Enjoyed. A means to get from Eve, Book 1, to Bonnie, Book 3.
Tracey
Good Gosh! I was waiting to see if there was a clue to the killer, and nothing! It was a wonderful book though! More people linked together and new relationships forming. I loved it! It's so much better to read the stories in order so you get the full blown effect. Iris Johansen slowly touches up on the past histories, but if you don't know what you are getting in to, the book can look boring or not good. Mrs. Johansen told me two more books were fixing to come out this year and I can't wait! I' ...more
Nieca
Kind of ready for this to be over. She's starting to lose me...
Gjbates
This tells the story of how Quinn and Eve met and he fell in love at first sight. He is investigating the disappearance of Eve's daughter Bonnie. I was a little annoyed when about half way through the book, it seemed like the book's title should be changed to Ling. Joe is my favorite character in the series and I wanted to read more about him since the books are always centering on Eve since it is her series, but the book is called Quinn. It is preferable that the previous book be read, but this ...more
Jessica RiffeKincaid
The search for Eves lost daughter, Bonnie continues with the help of the friends closest to her. Almost, there with the answers as to who killed her daughter, together Eve, her Joe, Catherine & the father Gallo, found a man that holds the answers to the questions that they have all hunted & shed blood, sweat & tears over for a very long time. Just as the moment of truth is about to be told, they find the key to unlock their questions dead. Killed by someone that is just as lethal, st ...more
Vicki
Second of a trilogy that is loaded with passion and suspense, and of course leaves a committed reader panting for the final volume so that hopefully, all the mysteries, twist and turns will be resolved, this book begins where the first volume, Eve, left off. Joe Quinn is in a coma in a hospital on the cusp of death.

Ms. Johansen has been reporting the thrilling episodes in the lives of Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn in volume after volume for years, but this trilogy is my first intro to her writing and
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Holly Boyd
If you haven't read Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series I would highly recommend it. They are based around Eve Duncan a forensic sculptor who use the skulls of unidentified children to sculpt what they look like and eventually identify them, sound sad but it is very interesting, she seems to have a sixth sense that makes here be sculpt these children. Everything is based on the fact that Eve's daughter was kidnapped/stolen when she was very young and she has never been found. Finding her daughter ...more
Jennifer
Jan 20, 2012 Jennifer marked it as to-read
Oh my....well I found this book tremendously horrible!! I have never just stopped reading a book there are those that I don't like for sure but I plug away at them and finish them. There are those that I have been reading for years (ie. A Hundred Years of Solitude...honestly I just don't get it, I have yet to give up on this one though I am hoping that I will catch on to it at one point..it will probably take me a 100 years to finish it) Anyways I digress, this book bad bad bad!! Maybe I just ha ...more
Gloria Feit

This is the second volume in a trilogy [the first was “Eve,” and the next “Bonnie”], wrapping up the mystery of the disappearance of Eve Duncan’s seven-year-old daughter who was presumably murdered. This novel gives a lot of background on how she and Quinn came to meet, fall in love and come together.

Of course, it has to begin with Quinn near death in the hospital from a knife wound, but making a superhuman effort to get out and rejoin the hunt for Bonnie’s killer, aided by CIA agent and friend
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Abbey
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Francesca Rock
This is book two in the series that explains what happened to Bonnie in the Eve Duncan series. Though I enjoy Iris Johansen, these would be the only books I've read of that series in order and have a continued interest in. Probably because each of these books ends in a cliff hanger - I'm immediately like - WTF happens?!

I did enjoy the contrast from book one to two in that in the first book Eve's relationship with Gallo is explained - there is quite a bit of history that is given there. In this b
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Brittany
‘Quinn’ opens where ‘Eve’ left off, with Joe Quinn barely clinging to life in the ICU after being stabbed by Paul Black. After a miraculous recovery, Joe and Eve follow Catherine Ling’s trail back to John Gallo, who disappeared after he was revealed as Bonnie’s killer in book one. Gallo doesn’t remember killing his daughter, but he can’t rule out the possibility due to his mental state after Korea.

It was nice to see how Joe and Eve met, although it was shortly after Eve’s daughter Bonnie disapp
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Joti
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Karen
After Quinn is critically wounded by the serial killer Paul Black he is laying comatose in ICU. His subconscious takes him back to the time Bonnie Duncan disappeared and he, a young FBI agent and former Navy SEAL is called in to look for her abductor and possible killer. Her mother Eve is a 23 year old student trying to cope with the loss and insists on assisting him.
Fast forward to present day and Joe Quinn makes a surprising recovering. Eve Duncan is still searching for Bonnies killer and has
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Jennifer Hall
This is the 2nd book in the Trilogy Eve, Quinn and Boonie. It was nice that I didn't have to read the first book to understand this one or get in to the storyline. (I was given this book on vacation and didn't have the others) I loved that it was unpredictable and not a "fluffy" murder mystery. The characters were different and I found myself liking them all. They jump the story from past to present day to give you a great workup to the present chain of events. They are on a search to find Bonni ...more
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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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