Eve Duncan is sixteen years old, going to high school, working part-time at a diner, and making plans to go to college. She has had to take care not only of herself but of her mother also. Her mother is a drug addict. Eve is determined live her life in a different way than she was raised. She wants more from life. Then she meets John Gallo. John is in town spending time with his uncle before he leaves for basic training. He rescues Eve from a bunch of bullies just before things go bad. Eve is not sure she wants anything to do with John but he ends up wearing her down. After John leaves for basic training Eve finds out she is going to have a baby. She decides not to tell John. After the birth of her daughter, Bonnie, Eve's mother gets her act together and stops taking drugs. Eve gets her GED and goes to college. They manage to move out of the projects and life finally starts looking up for Eve and her small family. Six years later the unthinkable happens, Bonnie is taken. No one knows who took her or what happened. Years pass by and Eve is left with no answers about what happened to her daughter. Nobody was ever found. Now Eve works as a forensic sculptor, she is known as the best at what she does. She mostly works on skulls of children because she doesn’t want any other parent to go through what she has. After Eve helped Catherine Ling, a CIA agent, find her lost son Catherine vowed to help Eve find out who took Bonnie. Catherine gives Eve the name of the man she believes took Bonnie. It’s John Gallo, Bonnie's father. Eve believes Catherine is wrong because John died when Bonnie was just a baby and she never told him about her. But John is alive and Eve must find him and try to put an end to her quest to find out what happened to her child.
Eve is the twelfth installment in Ms. Johansen's gripping Eve Duncan series. This is also the first in a trilogy that should answer the question about what just happened to Bonnie. This story tells about Eve's teen years leading up to the time Bonnie is taken. Ms. Johansen's stories keep getting better with each installment. You will find yourself drawn to Eve and caring about what happens to her. Look for the next two books, Quinn should be out in July and Bonnie which should be out in October.
The #1 bestselling author delivers the first in a trilogy that will begin to answer questions that have haunted her legion of fans for over a decade, in her newest novel of breathtaking suspense
Eve Duncan’s mission in life is to bring closure to the families who have experienced the agony of a missing child. As a forensic sculptor, she is able to piece together bones, create a face, and bring an identity to a child who would have otherwise gone unidentified…maybe forever. Eve is brilliant, and driven, and tormented--because her own daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her years ago. And Eve has never discovered what happened to her. But now a name from the past resurfaces, thanks to CIA agent Catherine Ling who knows all too well what it’s like to lose a child.
After teaming up with Agent Ling to find her missing son, Eve and Catherine share a bond forged by their mutual pain. Now, Catherine challenges Eve with a name: John Gallo. A man from Eve’s past. A man, seemingly raised from the dead, whose whereabouts are unknown. Could Gallo be the missing piece to the puzzle that has haunted Eve for years? Why was he in Atlanta just before Bonnie’s disappearance? With a brilliant narrative that goes back to Eve Duncan’s early life, exploring her history and motivations like no other novel before, Eve reveals long-guarded secrets and is guaranteed to leave Johansen fans panting for more—soon to come in Quinn (October 2011).