Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review of : Chasing The Night by Iris Johansen

A CIA agent's two-year-old child was stolen in the night as a brutal act of vengeance. Now, nine years later, this torment is something Catherine Ling awakens to every day. Her friends, family, and colleagues tell her to let go, move on, accept that her son is never coming back. But she can't. Catherine needs to find someone as driven and obsessed as she is to help her-- and that person is Eve Duncan. She knows that Eve shares her nightmare, since closure is also something that eludes Eve after the disappearance of her daughter Bonnie. Now, Eve must take her talents as a forensic sculptor to another level, using age progression as a way to unite Catherine with her child. As Eve gets drawn deeper into Catherine's horror, she must face looming demons of her own.

Bonnie's killer is still out there. And a new killer is taunting Eve and Catherine at every turn. Is Catherine's son alive, or not? These two women endure the worst fear any mother can imagine in Iris Johansen's latest thrill ride, a gut-wrenching journey into the darkest places of the soul.

My Review:

I love almost any book concerning death and forensics... Iris Johansen's character Eve Duncan is very dedicated forensic sculptor. Although she is not an expert on age progression, Catherine Ling feels they have a connection due to the disappearance of Eve's daughter Bonnie and she feels Eve is the only person who can do the job properly.

They have a time limit and with the help of Eve's live- in Joe ex FBI and cop a girl Catherine rescued who is a genius they are able to secretly enter Russia and track down the man who kidnapped and abused Catherine's son for the past nine years. This is a very well written and exciting book. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who loves a good read. I give this 4 and 1/2 croaks....

The Series:
The Face of DeceptionThe Killing GameBody of LiesBlind Alley
CountdownStalemateQuicksandBlood Game
Chasing the NightEight Days to Live


1 comment:

Michelle Greathouse said...

Memaw really likes this series. I think I have more on the shelf. I will check. :)