Book Review for SMOKESCREEN by Iris Johansen
SMOKESCREEN by Iris Johansen
Eve Duncan, Book 26
Grand Central Publishing
☕ ☕ ☕ ☕
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A gritty, real, and addictive thriller which will keep you at the edge of your seat.
SMOKESCREEN is one of those books that grabs you from the beginning and throws you up against the wall. Johansen masterfully weaves a tale that pulled at my heartstrings, kept me anxiously flipping through the pages, and allowed me to see the deeper message about good and evil in human nature.
Truth time. This is the first Eve Duncan book I have read. Though I know starting a series this late in the game may not be the best idea, I wasn’t lost with the story. Of course, having more background on the characters would have been good, but this story held up on its own.
I love the way the author brings to light the darkness and depravity in life, but still manages moments of hope and love. It grants the reader a breather with some of the more heavier scenes. The balancing act of the grit with compassion as well as the action with the calmer moments is where the beauty of the author’s storytelling shines.
SMOKESCREEN may have been my first Eve Duncan novel, but I can tell you it will not be my last. I may even start from the beginning.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In this pulse-pounding thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan journeys to Africa to help families torn apart by a violent attack deep in the jungle--but she may be putting herself in more danger than she knows.
A journalist shows up on Eve Duncan's doorstep with a plea for help. Jill Cassidy has just come from a small African village with a heart wrenching story: half the villagers--many of them children--have been killed in a horrific attack by guerilla soldiers, the bodies burned beyond recognition. Now, the families desperately need Eve's help to get closure and begin to heal.
But when Eve arrives in the remote jungle, she begins to suspect that Jill's plea may have been a cover story for a deeper, more sinister plot. Isolated and unsure who she can trust, Eve finds herself stranded in an unstable country where violence threatens to break out again at any moment and with only her own instincts to rely on if she hopes to get home to her family alive . . .
About the Author: Iris Johansen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 30 consecutive best sellers. Her series featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has sold over 20 million copies and counting, and was the subject of the acclaimed Lifetime movie, The Killing Game. Along with her son Roy, Iris has also co-authored the New York Times bestselling series featuring investigator Kendra Michaels. Johansen lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Series: Eve Duncan (Book 26)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 30, 2019)
This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.