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Iris Johansen
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The Persuasion

(Eve Duncan #26)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,268 ratings  ·  194 reviews
Published June 2nd 2020 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2020)
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Kat Valentine
Finally Iris gave two of my favorite characters of all times their happy ending!!! So! Excited! I have loved both Jane eve's adopted daughter and Seth Caleb the dangerous and sexy mercenary for hire who has the ability to not only control a person's blood flow and kill with just one touch but who has the power to persuade anyone to do just about anything he wants them to do. Since his first introduction in Blood Game I have been so intrigued by him and when he and jane meant you can see the inst ...more
Jun 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Eve Duncan series is always a solid read. Sometimes Iris Johansen can get carried away with long descriptions though. I enjoyed catching up on favorite characters. Suspense, strong characters, and a tight plot makes way for a compelling read.

I won this book from Goodreads Giveaways.
Thank you Tiffany at Grand Central Publishing for sending the book for my review!
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
if you ever wondered if honesty was just another word for deliberate cruelty or if being self-sacrificing is the same as hardheaded stupidity then come to Iris Johansen for the answer.

I started this book because at last it seemed Jane and Caleb would get together. At first I thought - oh yes, the best Johansen in years.

But then the endless - and I can't stress "endless" enough - chatter between characters. I hope the author is trying for witty repartee but the back-and-forth talk between these c
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ page 78 - I just couldn't with the childish bickering that was occurring between Jane and Caleb (which again, I think it's weird that you would call your own lover by his last name instead of his first...)

#3 The Search - ★★★★★
#4 Body of Lies - ★★★★★
#5 Blind Alley - ★★★★★
#6 Countdown - ★★★★★
#7 Stalemate- ★★★★★
#8 Quicksand - ★★★★★
#9 Blood Game - ★★★★★
#10 Eight Days to Live - ★★★★★
#11 Chasing the Night - ★★★★★
#12 Eve - ★★★★★
#13 Quinn - ★★★★★
#14 Bonnie - ★★★★★
#15 Sleep No More - ★★★★☆
#16 Taki
P Anderson
Hard to stay reading

Once again, had a hard time to get pass all the argumentative dialogue. So juvenile, everyone having to have last word. I found the story line very difficult to stay with. Spoiler Alert: all I can say it's about time they finally get with it - ended nicely.
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast-paced, sinister, and intense!

In this latest novel by Johansen, The Persuasion, Eve and Joe’s daughter, Jane MacGuire finds herself the target of a ruthless killer obsessed with owning the priceless Cira’s treasure, and begrudgingly in need of some assistance from her ex-lover Seth Caleb, a man of many special talents and a secretive past of his own.

The prose is ominous and tight. The characters are multilayered, unique, and resourceful. And the plot is a suspenseful tale full of familial dr
Lisa Albright
May 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Iris Johansen book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was full of action, adventure, suspense, mystery, family, and a hot romance. It was a fast-paced read that kept me up late and got me up early. I had to know how it was going to play out! The end was not a surprise, but the thrill for me was in the journey getting there, and there weren't any loose ends for me. This is a fun ride that I recommend you take.
Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for my gifted copy in exchange for
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Bestselling author Iris Johansen entertains readers with the 27th installment of her series starring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan. In THE PERSUASION, Eve’s daughter, Jane MacGuire, becomes the target of a ruthless, psychotic killer named Luca. Seth Caleb, her love interest, ally and protector, promises to keep her safe, but he is unable to do so when she confronts the monster who is after her.

An up-and-coming artist with a real gift, Jane finds herself alone with Luca, who is using her as a pawn
Donna Hines
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cloud-library
"When Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane MacGuire, becomes a killer's target, Jane must team up with longtime love interest Seth Caleb in this thrilling novel from the
#1 bestselling author of Smokescreen."
Well folks time to break out the crucifix in the cave and get going as cults are plentiful and danger is lurking with Luca the main bad influencer and hard core criminal.
Eve's daughter Jane is on the look out for this madman whose made her his ultimate target -target for training- in his eyes.
Living My Best Book Life
The Persuasion is another great addition to the 'Eve Ducan' series. This book focuses on Eve's daughter, Jane. She is a talented artist that is now the target of a psychopath. She is in danger and Jane is going to try her hardest to stay alive.

Jane is a talented artist and has caught the attention of a violent psychopath. Jane's parents enlist the help of Seth Caleb to keep her safe. He and Jane have a romantic past.

There is danger at every turn and there are tense moments that you can't help b
Althea Mason (21st Century Reviews)
If you have not figured it out already, Iris Johansen is one of my favorite authors. I find that she writes really good books. This is yet another great Iris Johansen book. Although it is #26 in the Eve Duncan series, Eve Duncan plays a fairly minimal role in the story. The story mainly follows that of Eve Duncan's adopted daughter Jane MacGuire and also that of Seth Caleb, who is Jane's past lover and has mysterious powers of his own (blood and the persuasion). Jane and Seth's relationship has ...more
Arpita (world of a book enthusiast)
Jane MacGuire is an amazing artist and a psychopath is following and observing her for years, who wants Jane to be with him for his personal gains. Seth Caleb can only protect her and they share a romantic past.

This is Iris Johansen’s 27th book in Eve Duncan series and has made me so invested in all the characters that now I want to read all the previous 26 books in this series to know their complete story. I used to be up late at night and get up early in the morning to read this book. The sec
Lindsey Domokur of Crazy Reader Chicks
I have been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. I don't know why, but I love Seth Caleb and Jane together so much that it might be more than Eve and Joe. This series is one that never gets old for me. I love how new characters get introduced and you just know there will be spin offs and as the characters grow older, you will see more and more of them. I'm glad Eve and Joe are still highlighted as well, the two of them work so well together and they have my heart. I do like the bit ...more
Another great read featuring Jane, Michael, Caleb and his sister Lisa , Eve and Joe, MacDuff in a back and forth battle with a rich, determined killer who is intent on using Jane and Caleb to further his dream of becoming a second Machiavelli and setting up his own fiefdom. Luca is relentless, psychotic and bloodthirsty and willing to kill anyone in his way. A book that kept me up late to finish it.
Read All About It
I thought this day would never come. I’ve been waiting for year’s for Jane and Caleb to finally get together as a couple. This story had all that is great about a Iris Johansen book. Great suspense a crazy whacked out bad guy and all our favorite Eve Duncan characters. Here’s hoping for many more great books to come.
Tess Olson
I won this Kindle ebook from Goodreads Giveaways.

I really wanted to like this newest book in the Eve Duncan series. I have read many of her books and this one just didn’t have enough substance for me. Not one of the top ones in her series.
Ruth’s Romances
⭐️⭐️⭐️ “She could not help him out there in the woods, but sometimes a hint did not always take place in the wild...”
If you enjoy:
•Hint of Romance
•Series Reads
•Mulitple POV
Then this may be the book for you.
When Jane becomes a killers target, her long time love interest Seth is determined to keep her safe. But Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands. As they work together to chase the killer down, can they rekindle their own relationship.
This is my first read of thi
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-books, thriller
Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for my complimentary copy of this book. I really enjoyed The Persuasion by Iris Johansen. The book is a winning combination of engaging characters, quick moving story line, family dynamics, and a little supernatural talent thrown in to make things interesting.

The book is a part of the Eve Duncan series of books. I haven't read an Eve Duncan book before and didn't feel it hampered my enjoyment of the book at all. This book revolves around Eve's daughter Jane. T
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Never thought the day would come that I would rate an Iris Johansen book a one star. Especially as I have liked both the main characters - Jane and Seth aka Caleb. Jane is the now successful artist and adopted daughter of Eve Duncan. She has featured in her own book a couple of times in this series. Those were good. Caleb is a complicated man with a psychic background that makes people uncomfortable. He is the dangerous "hunter" you don't want after you. Their relationship has been complicated o ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There was lots of adventure and had the classic Iris Johansen writing style that I enjoy. However, the reason for the four stars is for two reasons. One, some of the descriptions in this book were overkill. I don't usually notice this in her novels but this book could have used some editing. The second was because I felt the on again off again between Jane and Caleb went too far. I started to lose interest and it became annoying. Overall, an enjoyable read. ...more
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Love this book! I ad9re watching Michael grow up as the books continue. I love seeing him find his feet as a preteen. Jane and Caleb are wonderful and so entertaining. Just could not put it down.
Debra Berding
I am a fan of hers and have read most of this series. I have to say this one was unnecessarily long.
There wasn't any real action until halfway through, and there were way too many pages exploring the
relationship between Jane and Caleb. It felt like more of a romance novel than a thriller. If most of the
relationship exploration had been left out, especially since it was so repetitive, it would have been much better.
Robin Loves Reading
Wow! The best of the series to-date.

Complete review to come.
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read from the Eve Duncan series! Started off a little slow, but started getting better and better. More excitement and more suspense as it went along!
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

I love the chemistry between Jane and Seth Caleb and I can't wait to see how their relationship goes forward.

Nov 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just okay

I love Iris Johansen’s writing and especially love the Eve Duncan series, however, this book was not up to her usual standards. In addition, Eve’s role in this book was minor. The story was centered on Jane and Caleb. I expected a suspenseful, exciting read, but instead got a just okay read.
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been reading Iris Johansen books for a long time and her stories are always good. The twists and turns keep you on the edge of your seat.
Terralyn Brown Barfield
2 Stars ✨
Drw said it all. Read her review please.

For me, this was a beyond irritating book of verbal melodramatic supposed romance........endless, repetitive snarking ‘misunderstandings’ punctuated by episodes of “barely contained male rage”. A third of the way through, I was hating both protagonists and dreading having to pick the book back up. Michael is the only saving grace. I went against self preservation and read another 3rd but at 62% in I’ve had it. I’m returning it to my library. Tho
Cassandra,Caleb, Michael, , McDuff,Eve,Lisa, and Joe.-l",This was a,very satisfying read., lots of suspense I love the,tangled story., And characters.....This is a,second review. My main one is,on my phone.5 stars. It had a great ending. I have, been a fan of this author for years. I like that there may be teasing, but to many people in danger for parlor tricks. There was lots of straight information.. plus everyone had a,great part in the conclusion.6-16- 2020' Great book, by a talented, author ...more
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Linda/Vancouver/Langley BC

Fascinating book with fascinating characters. Brilliant book written by Iris Johansen.

Read Smokescreen and this book in her Eve Duncan series. Must watch for more books.

Have read 2 books in Kendra Michaels series written with her son Roy. Night Watch and Look Behind you.

The Persuasion is excellent and I really enjoyed the super natural and blood talent in this story. Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn are in the book too and are parents of a 10 year old boy, Michael. Michael h
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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

Other books in the series

Eve Duncan (1 - 10 of 27 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)
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