Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a new explosive thriller featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan.Iris Johansen returns with a thrilling novel of action and danger where fan favorite Eve Duncan is thrown once more into a deadly game of intrigue. It begins when Eve receives a package containing a skull—and instructions for Eve to do her work reconstructing it. When she does, a beautiful woman’s face emerges. But when Eve is introduced to the dead woman’s mirror image, a game is on where her twin’s life hangs in the balance.

Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) Details

TitleShattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23)
Author
ReleaseApr 24th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250075864
Rating
GenreThriller, Fiction

Shattered Mirror (Eve Duncan, #23) Review

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    To be reviewed!
  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    This story begins with a burnt skull with a bullet hole wrapped in a nice package with and including a two-sided mirror being left on Eve Duncan's front porch. Because her fey and precocious six-year-old Michael encourages her to restore the skull so that the victim can find her way home, Eve begins something that will lead to incredible danger.Then the story switches to Cara at school with her new roommate former child star Darcy Nichols. Cara is wishing to visit Eve, Joe and Michael and angsti This story begins with a burnt skull with a bullet hole wrapped in a nice package with and including a two-sided mirror being left on Eve Duncan's front porch. Because her fey and precocious six-year-old Michael encourages her to restore the skull so that the victim can find her way home, Eve begins something that will lead to incredible danger.Then the story switches to Cara at school with her new roommate former child star Darcy Nichols. Cara is wishing to visit Eve, Joe and Michael and angsting over her relationship with Jock Gavin who has been out of touch for some months. Cara is also planning her usual month with her Russian mafia grandfather Sergei Kaskov which makes Jock and her family uneasy. When her rooms are broken into in New York, she takes Darcy and goes back to stay with Eve for a while leaving Jock to investigate.Cara's relationship with Jock is changing. She's eighteen now and not the traumatized eleven-year-old that Jock rescued. They've had years of being best friends but now she is starting to feel grown-up feeling around him. Jock is a former assassin who feels that Cara can do better and he's been waiting for years to find some more appropriate for her to love. When they get to Eve's, they are all surprised and upset to find that the skull belongs to Darcy's secret twin sister. She was brain-damaged at birth and Darcy's mother blackmailed Darcy to work in show business to earn the money to provide her sister with the kind of care she needed while forbidding her to visit her. However, they do have a twin mental communication which they could use to get around their mother's rules. Only, the twin Sylvie dropped off Darcy's mental radar a couple of months before and now Darcy knows why. The villain has set up a complex plot to get revenge on Eve, Cara, and Cara's grandfather leaving Darcy as collateral damage. It will be up to Eve, Joe, Jock, and Kaskov with Cara, Michael and Darcy's help to defeat the villain before he can complete his plot. This was well-written. I enjoyed the fast pace of the story and the relationships between the characters. I like that Cara is part of a family formed by love rather than blood relationships. I liked her growing and changing relationship with Jock.
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  • Elaine Tomasso
    January 1, 1970
    I would like to thank Netgalley and St Martin's Press for an advance copy of Shattered Mirror, the twenty third novel to feature forensic artist Eve Duncan and her family.Eve is at home in Atlanta when a gift wrapped parcel is left in her husband Joe's truck. When they open it they find a charred skull partially destroyed by a bullet. Eve, urged on by her six year old son, Michael, feels compelled to reconstruct it but is absolutely astonished when she meets the living embodiment of the skull a I would like to thank Netgalley and St Martin's Press for an advance copy of Shattered Mirror, the twenty third novel to feature forensic artist Eve Duncan and her family.Eve is at home in Atlanta when a gift wrapped parcel is left in her husband Joe's truck. When they open it they find a charred skull partially destroyed by a bullet. Eve, urged on by her six year old son, Michael, feels compelled to reconstruct it but is absolutely astonished when she meets the living embodiment of the skull a few days later. Who has sent the skull and why are the driving force in the novel.I thoroughly enjoyed Shattered Mirror which is an out and out adventure novel and the series is fast becoming one of my guilty pleasures. Why? Normally I like a bit of realism in my reading but I make an exception with this series and wholeheartedly embrace the paranormal elements, outlandish plot and lovefest that is the family dynamic because it is a fun, escapist read. I admire the clever plotting which has many unexpected twists and turns and love the thrills of the hunt for the bad guys, the setbacks and the victories. It had me turning the pages rapidly and I put it down very reluctantly when life intervened. It is not, however, a cosy read as it contains a fair amount of explicit violence and some evil characters. I'm not quite sure what to say about the characters. The very visible love they share is pervasive and a bit cloying but they back it up with aggressive action when threatened which mitigates some of the sweetness. I was disappointed not to see Jane, Eve's adopted daughter, and more importantly her devastatingly attractive boyfriend, Seth Caleb, in this episode but the other characters made up for it (almost!). I'm already looking forward to the next instalment.Shattered Mirror is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending.
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  • Up All Night With Books
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***New York Times bestselling author, Iris Johansen, does it again in Shattered Mirror, Eve Duncan #23. WOW what a ride this one was. Right from the start you are off and running in this fiction thriller mystery. It gave me chills thinking someone is out there watching in the woods. Eve is thrown back into the mix of things when a skull is left in a pretty package for her. But once she completes the reconstruction, her daughter brings home a friend ***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***New York Times bestselling author, Iris Johansen, does it again in Shattered Mirror, Eve Duncan #23. WOW what a ride this one was. Right from the start you are off and running in this fiction thriller mystery. It gave me chills thinking someone is out there watching in the woods. Eve is thrown back into the mix of things when a skull is left in a pretty package for her. But once she completes the reconstruction, her daughter brings home a friend and it's like looking at a carbon copy of the reconstructed skull. TWINS!! Thus we are off and running on this crazy person's game. But things are not always what they appear to be and whose next in is part of the game. Everyone is a pawn for the final explosion.I was entrapped from the beginning until the end. Very well written, fast paced, waiting for all the pieces to fall into place had me gripping my nook. The antagonist in this story is just down right scary, there is nothing more I can say about that. The way the author has everything so intertwined that you just have no idea who is he really after and during all this absolute craziness, family bands together like they should even though some relationships are tested and/or possibly starting? Written in the third person narrative is perfect for this story as we get to read all the thoughts and feelings of many different characters throughout the story. 4 chilling stars. **Review by Lisa, Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night With Books**
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  • Cami
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to receive and ARC copy thanks to Goodreads and St. Martin’s Press. Thank you! This is #23 of the Eve Duncan Series and THIS is how you write a book #23. (Janet Evonovich should take note…although I don’t care if she does, after reading her last Stephanie Plum book, her writing is dead to me now.) I really like these books. I love how not all the characters are in each book, but are usually mentioned. Iris weaves a great web of stories for each character and she also does a gr I was lucky enough to receive and ARC copy thanks to Goodreads and St. Martin’s Press. Thank you! This is #23 of the Eve Duncan Series and THIS is how you write a book #23. (Janet Evonovich should take note…although I don’t care if she does, after reading her last Stephanie Plum book, her writing is dead to me now.) I really like these books. I love how not all the characters are in each book, but are usually mentioned. Iris weaves a great web of stories for each character and she also does a great job of creating growth of each character, not just in age, but in maturity, knowledge, and life in general. (Again, Janet E. please take note of this….characters maturing and learning from their past and growing? Wow, what a concept). Even though Eve is the main character, some of her books place her in a supporting role, which I appreciate. I have not read books 1-22 and you don’t need to really, but some of them have some wicked adventures and storylines. Any of the stories featuring Jane MacGuire are fabulous and anxious to read #24!!
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  • Bridgett Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.When a box containing a human skull is left in the passenger seat of their truck, Eve realizes that someone is trying to send a message. Cara and Darcy are roommates at a famous performing arts school. They both have their inner secrets, but have become as close as sisters. But what they don't know is a serial killer may have them in his sights.
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  • Dawn
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book! While this is one of my first in this series, it most definitely going to be my next binge read! I am completely hooked!A special family, loving children, fierce friends and mom, this story has it all. Including the villain so easy to hate.What an amazing story! Great characters. It's got it all. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Joyce
    January 1, 1970
    5 starsJoe and his son Michael return home. Joe tells Michael to wait in the pickup while he goes in and speaks to Eve about Michael’s getting beat up again by a school bully. Michael gets out of the pickup and waits on the porch. While there, he senses something in the woods. When the whole family goes outside to investigate the “bear” in the woods, they notice a box on the seat of the pickup. When they look in the box, they notice a broken mirror inside, along with a burnt skull. Eve is determ 5 starsJoe and his son Michael return home. Joe tells Michael to wait in the pickup while he goes in and speaks to Eve about Michael’s getting beat up again by a school bully. Michael gets out of the pickup and waits on the porch. While there, he senses something in the woods. When the whole family goes outside to investigate the “bear” in the woods, they notice a box on the seat of the pickup. When they look in the box, they notice a broken mirror inside, along with a burnt skull. Eve is determined to keep it to do a reconstruction. She allows Joe to call the forensics team though. She will begin the reconstruction on the female skull in the morning.When Eve talks to Cara, her “adopted” daughter on the telephone, Cara tells her she is worried about Jock who is a close friend of hers. She hasn’t heard from him. One her way to a concert, she is stunned to see Jock in the lobby of her dorm. They ride to the concert together and Jock tells Cara that she is being followed and that her room was bugged.When Cara is attacked in her room, Jock convinces her to go home a day early. On a whim, she asks Darcy to go with her. Together the two young women travel to Eve and Joe’s cabin. Eve is absolutely stunned when she sees Darcy. It’s her twin sister Sylvie. The plot thickens when the attack seems to be about Darcy and not Cara. But wait, there’s more…A series of murders and deaths has Joe, Jock and Eve in motion. Eve is so angry, scared and desperate after being called by the killer that she calls Koskov, Cara’s crime boss grandfather for help. This is a very well written and plotted novel. I am embarrassed to say that this is my first Iris Johansen novel. Boy, have I missed a lot. I went immediately to Amazon and took a look at her other Eve Duncan novels. The suspense in the story begins immediately and continues at a high level throughout the story. I swear I was almost biting my nails at times. There is sufficient information given about the main characters to flesh them out and make them believably human but not so much as to detract from the story. Even for a first time reader like me. I liked Eve, Cara, Michael and Joe, they are great characters. I liked the relationship between the family members. I want to thank NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for forwarding to me a copy of this astoundingly great book to read and enjoy.
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  • Monica
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book as part of a giveaway. Initially, I was excited to receive the book since I had read "And Then You Die..." and "No One to Trust" in high school and had enjoyed them very much. This book is in a much different vein. The first couple that I read were spy-thrillers (with the inclusion of a romantic element, but I found them enjoyable for the spy storyline). "The Shattered Mirror" is more psychic-suspense and definitely not up my alley, though I'm sure that there are other reade I received this book as part of a giveaway. Initially, I was excited to receive the book since I had read "And Then You Die..." and "No One to Trust" in high school and had enjoyed them very much. This book is in a much different vein. The first couple that I read were spy-thrillers (with the inclusion of a romantic element, but I found them enjoyable for the spy storyline). "The Shattered Mirror" is more psychic-suspense and definitely not up my alley, though I'm sure that there are other readers who would derive more satisfaction from it so it's not necessarily a negative. I was also quite disappointed with the characterization of Michael, the 6 year-old who has a psychic connection with his mother and apparently the killer. I kept having my suspension of disbelief broken because this character does not talk like a 6-year-old, even a precocious one! I'd have preferred that she had left this character out. The same goes for the 18-year-old Cara who seems to have an adult sensibility of what relationships are. These kids are even less realistic than the psychic element to me. Also I realize that this book is a part of a series and over time series can build up a lot of characters but the inclusion of all of them, at least by mention, is exhausting. The exposition is clumsy as the characters explain to each other who they are talking about even though they would presumably have met these people themselves. And the names are not common ones so it's not like the clarification would have been that necessary like "I meant John who was brainwashed by the IRA, not John, the one who rescued him from a hospital following a suicide attempt." (These storylines refer to characters named Jock and MacDuff so you can see they'd be memorable.) The clumsy exposition made for a clumsy reading pace as the action and progression of the story was stilted each time something was explained. Doing it through dialogue rather than narration made these people seem likely they all suffered amnesia. Maybe the incessant exposition was somewhat necessary since all of the mentioned characters would come into play. But even beloved characters don't need to be a part of the action every time. The book would have benefited from paring down, I think.I have to be completely honest, I did not finish this book. I gave it two chapters and it was not better so sadly I had to put it down. If you're looking for a good one by this author, I would highly recommend "And Then You Die...," which was a standalone so it was able to get into the actual story much quicker and the cast of characters was much smaller so more focus was put into the gradual introduction of each one.
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  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this Novel via NetGalley and St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. Lake Cottage Atlanta, Georgia- When a box containing a human skull is left in the passenger seat of their truck, where only moments earlier their son Michael was sitting, Eve and Joe realize that someone is trying to send a message. As Joe begins looking for clues to the man targeting them, Eve begins the challenging reconstruction of a skull which suffered a gunshot to the head and has been pa I received an ARC of this Novel via NetGalley and St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. Lake Cottage Atlanta, Georgia- When a box containing a human skull is left in the passenger seat of their truck, where only moments earlier their son Michael was sitting, Eve and Joe realize that someone is trying to send a message. As Joe begins looking for clues to the man targeting them, Eve begins the challenging reconstruction of a skull which suffered a gunshot to the head and has been partially cremated. Carnegie Residence Hall New York- When Cara Duncan is attacked in her dorm room Jock Gavin, her protector and friend, is certain Cara's grandfather and mafia kingpin is to blame. For their safety, Cara decides to take her new roommate Darcy home with her until Jock can finish his investigation. When Cara arrives home, Eve finds herself staring at a mirror image of the woman she just reconstructed...This novel is full of suspenseful twists and turns as they try to uncover the connection between the missing girl and the Duncan family. This was an intense page turner I had a hard time putting down. I will say that have not read any of the previous Eve Duncan novels but I was able to pick up who all of the characters were easily and found this to be easily read as a standalone novel. This novel also has a touch of paranormal element which comes into play with developing the plot. Shattered Mirror is a perfect novel for anyone who loves suspenseful crime thrillers.
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  • Lea
    January 1, 1970
    Eve Duncan receives a package on her porch, a burned skull that she feels compelled to restore. But dark forces are operating not far from her home and soon everyone she loves is under the threat of a mad killer seeking revenge. This is by far the best Eve Duncan book that I have ever read! The characters are realistic and portrayed with great emotion and detail. The man who is trying to destroy Eve and her family is diabolical and so twisted that you want him to get caught and punished...soon, Eve Duncan receives a package on her porch, a burned skull that she feels compelled to restore. But dark forces are operating not far from her home and soon everyone she loves is under the threat of a mad killer seeking revenge. This is by far the best Eve Duncan book that I have ever read! The characters are realistic and portrayed with great emotion and detail. The man who is trying to destroy Eve and her family is diabolical and so twisted that you want him to get caught and punished...soon, before he does more harm. Kaskov, Cara’s Russian grandfather, is a featured part of the story, and instead of being villainous, he is actually helpful. The new character introduced is Darcy, Cara’s friend from school. She is like comic relief with a twist because her life is threatened, also. This book was a book that will knock you out of your chair with its twists and turns and action that does not stop from page one until the conclusion. Iris Johansen has given the reader a book that will be hard to put down and will also make you think afterwards about all you hold dear and how one moment in time can change everything.DisclaimerDisclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
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  • Tom Donaghey
    January 1, 1970
    SHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is the number 23 in the Eve Duncan series. I know I’ve read one or two of these in the past and must have liked them, but I can’t say the same for this outing. While the plot had some holes in it (why Sylvie for one) there was more than enough action to make the story move pretty quickly. On the negative side I almost gagged from all the schmaltz going on between the characters. Does anyone every only have heart to heart conversations with their loved ones? Are SHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is the number 23 in the Eve Duncan series. I know I’ve read one or two of these in the past and must have liked them, but I can’t say the same for this outing. While the plot had some holes in it (why Sylvie for one) there was more than enough action to make the story move pretty quickly. On the negative side I almost gagged from all the schmaltz going on between the characters. Does anyone every only have heart to heart conversations with their loved ones? Are all families connected at a inner psychic level? Since when do 6 year olds, even gifted ones, talk like this? Two roommates at a famous performing arts school just happen to be stalked by the same psycho, not because they are roommates or school mates, but because their families are in the cross hairs of the killer? I pushed myself through this thing, forcing myself to read a couple of chapters a day, but it was work, not pleasure. Perhaps for the serious series readers out there this will be a wonderful inclusion to a long series, but I wouldn’t recommend it to the casual reader. And I am getting very tired of psychotic killers who have the psychic ability to plot and plan every twist and turn of the victims lives, set up a game to use the secret workings of the family against them, and then ALMOST succeed in their evil, but not quite. Maybe they’re read the other books in the series for their insight.
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  • Read Ng
    January 1, 1970
    I received my ARC of Eve Duncan book 23 this week. I have never read any of Johansen, so I decided I should at least read book 1 to get myself a bit familiar with the character. This was a GoodReads giveaway win of an Advance Uncorrected Proof. The finished work is scheduled for release in April 2018.Well I just finished this book 23. Apparently in the 21 books between 1 and 23, a lot has happened in this series. You don't need to have read any of them to enjoy this book, but for me, missing the I received my ARC of Eve Duncan book 23 this week. I have never read any of Johansen, so I decided I should at least read book 1 to get myself a bit familiar with the character. This was a GoodReads giveaway win of an Advance Uncorrected Proof. The finished work is scheduled for release in April 2018.Well I just finished this book 23. Apparently in the 21 books between 1 and 23, a lot has happened in this series. You don't need to have read any of them to enjoy this book, but for me, missing the development of the characters is a small let down. I will have to read this entire series. I do love to binge read a character.In any long lived series fans and the author want to get more action from the other supporting characters in the series. This book appears to have our heroine play less of a role and brings out greater involvement of the other characters. I rather liked it, even if I missed those initial introductions in the in between stories. I found this villain totally evil. There could have been a bit more story of the interaction between our villain and his own crew, but I can see that bloating and slowing the story. I likely missed the earlier backstory of our villain in one of the previous books. Something to look forward to in my future readings.This was a GoodReads. I likely would have loved this book even more, if I had read more of the 21 books in-between. Fans of Eve Duncan are in for some great action.
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  • Paula
    January 1, 1970
    Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen has strong family relationships, along with the mystery and suspense elements. What it does not have is Jane and her boyfriend from the last book in the series. This one centers on Eve, her husband, son and Cara while at home in Atlanta. The psychic mystical element is prominent in this book, so it is far from realistic. That is not to say that it is not a pleasure to read. It also has so many twists and turns, with some very unexpected twists in the story. The Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen has strong family relationships, along with the mystery and suspense elements. What it does not have is Jane and her boyfriend from the last book in the series. This one centers on Eve, her husband, son and Cara while at home in Atlanta. The psychic mystical element is prominent in this book, so it is far from realistic. That is not to say that it is not a pleasure to read. It also has so many twists and turns, with some very unexpected twists in the story. There is also the introduction of new characters when there is already plenty. For new readers to the series this might be confusing or perhaps not at all. It is a plot that focuses on the intrigue and suspense more than the action. Having the twin revelation added the element of surprise in the plot, which I found to be fascinating. The evil and vile villain is not as easy for them to find and stop, making it a page-turner. Fan of psychological thrillers will love Shattered Mirror.An ARC of the book was given to me by the publisher through Net Galley.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen that I read and reviewed.This was another excellent Eve Duncan book. This book had a lot of Eve, Joe, their son Michael, Cara and Jock in it so it was awesome having so many characters that we have grown to love throughout the series in this book.I really loved how Cara has grown up in this book and how her feelings for Jock are finally explored a bit more. I can't wait until the book comes out that is dedicated to them and the Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Shattered Mirror by Iris Johansen that I read and reviewed.This was another excellent Eve Duncan book. This book had a lot of Eve, Joe, their son Michael, Cara and Jock in it so it was awesome having so many characters that we have grown to love throughout the series in this book.I really loved how Cara has grown up in this book and how her feelings for Jock are finally explored a bit more. I can't wait until the book comes out that is dedicated to them and their relationship. It has been a long time coming. As for this book it was a great Eve Duncan story with her protecting her family at all cost. With this series having as many books as it does it blows my mind how Johansen still can write about Eve and her family and keep it fresh but she still does and all of her books are excellent reads and I personally can't get enough of Eve Duncan.Shattered Mirror gets five out of five stars.
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  • Danielle Urban
    January 1, 1970
    Once more, I am lured deep into Eve Duncan's deadly world. The dead Speak to,her in terms of their bones. Eve Duncan can take bones and reconstruct them in a way that shows who or what they were before they ended up dead. I love that about Eve. Now, Eve is a mother and a wife. She's being targeted by a killer. The killer doesn't like Eve and the way she's handling everything. It bothers the killer until the killer feels only rage and hatred. Because Eve is upsetting the killer, her little boy be Once more, I am lured deep into Eve Duncan's deadly world. The dead Speak to,her in terms of their bones. Eve Duncan can take bones and reconstruct them in a way that shows who or what they were before they ended up dead. I love that about Eve. Now, Eve is a mother and a wife. She's being targeted by a killer. The killer doesn't like Eve and the way she's handling everything. It bothers the killer until the killer feels only rage and hatred. Because Eve is upsetting the killer, her little boy becomes the target. From there her world spins out of control. Iris Johansen's latest novel, Shattered Mirror, is the most intriguing mystery I've read. The suspense builds up into an intense atmosphere. There was plenty of action to keep me guessing and keep me hooked. Mystery, murder, and chaos are found in this new thriller. I absolutely loved it. Overall, I highly recommend this Eve Duncan novel. I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
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  • Nicki
    January 1, 1970
    Another solid Eve Duncan novel. This book brought the chaos to the homefront, with Joe and Eve trying to protect their family from a man who has a score to settle. The first half of the book was a little slow to set the story up but became action packed and riveting until the end. Some parts where predictable, others surprising. Something that bothers me with all of these books is the formal dialogue, especially with the younger characters like Cara, Darcy, and Michael. They always come across a Another solid Eve Duncan novel. This book brought the chaos to the homefront, with Joe and Eve trying to protect their family from a man who has a score to settle. The first half of the book was a little slow to set the story up but became action packed and riveting until the end. Some parts where predictable, others surprising. Something that bothers me with all of these books is the formal dialogue, especially with the younger characters like Cara, Darcy, and Michael. They always come across as older and it makes for a disconnect for me as I am reading. Also, the links between Norwalk and his victims seemed a little flimsy, especially with Sylvie. I would have liked a little more development there. Overall, if you enjoy Eve Duncan books, you will definitely enjoy this installment.**ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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  • Carol Lance
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley and St. martens Press for the ARCSHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is the number 23 in the Eve Duncan series. I have read all of the Eve Duncan books and could not but the book down. This one is no different.Cara and Darcy are roommates at a famous performing arts school. They both have their inner secrets, but have become as close as sisters. What they don't know is their families are in the cross hairs of the killer?Eve lives in the lake house with her husband Joe and 6 yea Thank you NetGalley and St. martens Press for the ARCSHATTERED MIRROR by Iris Johansen is the number 23 in the Eve Duncan series. I have read all of the Eve Duncan books and could not but the book down. This one is no different.Cara and Darcy are roommates at a famous performing arts school. They both have their inner secrets, but have become as close as sisters. What they don't know is their families are in the cross hairs of the killer?Eve lives in the lake house with her husband Joe and 6 year old son Michael. Being a forensic sculptor, she is not surprised when she finds that someone has left her a gold box with a skull inside. The nightmare for her and her family begins.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    I won an advanced copy of this book from Goodreads and St. Martin Press so --Thanks! You guys rock! I love this author and have read almost all of her books. A interesting plot to be sure. I'm not giving any spoilers! All I will say is sometimes coincidences are not what they seem. We have Eve, Joe, Cara, Jock, Michael, and new girl Darcy. On the last few of her books I have read I comp!aimed that it seemed none of the female leads could find a guy that would stick around. Are we doomed to have I won an advanced copy of this book from Goodreads and St. Martin Press so --Thanks! You guys rock! I love this author and have read almost all of her books. A interesting plot to be sure. I'm not giving any spoilers! All I will say is sometimes coincidences are not what they seem. We have Eve, Joe, Cara, Jock, Michael, and new girl Darcy. On the last few of her books I have read I comp!aimed that it seemed none of the female leads could find a guy that would stick around. Are we doomed to have Eve\Joe be the only stable couple ever? Stay tuned....It won't really get answered here but it's an improvement. You can read it as a stand alone, but it's better if you have all the background info on all the major players. P.S. I can't wait to see what Michael is like as he grows up!
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  • Jessica Woods
    January 1, 1970
    Shattered Mirror is a high octane, adrenaline fueled read. From the first page, the book raises your adrenaline and becomes glued to your hands. A skull had been delivered to Eve Duncan, an unspoken threat made against her son. Someone has been watching and waiting. Returning home,Cara is drawn into the danger and her new friend school while Jock returns as the deadly protector. Most of the characters you love are back for an action packed read with a unexpected twists and turns. Another great E Shattered Mirror is a high octane, adrenaline fueled read. From the first page, the book raises your adrenaline and becomes glued to your hands. A skull had been delivered to Eve Duncan, an unspoken threat made against her son. Someone has been watching and waiting. Returning home,Cara is drawn into the danger and her new friend school while Jock returns as the deadly protector. Most of the characters you love are back for an action packed read with a unexpected twists and turns. Another great Eve Duncan story delivers romantic suspense with just a sip of paranormal the way this faithful fan loves.
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  • Marj Ward
    January 1, 1970
    Another excellent Eve Duncan book. Each succeeding book gets better. Great new character Darcy, Cara's roommate at school. A skull is left in a box with a mirror on the seat of Joe's truck, minutes after Mchael was sitting there. Eve works her magic but imagine her shock when she meets Cara's friend Darcy. She is an exact replica of the reconstruction, a twin. Many twists and turns as the killer comes closer and closer. I love the relationships between the characters. I hope we see more of Darcy Another excellent Eve Duncan book. Each succeeding book gets better. Great new character Darcy, Cara's roommate at school. A skull is left in a box with a mirror on the seat of Joe's truck, minutes after Mchael was sitting there. Eve works her magic but imagine her shock when she meets Cara's friend Darcy. She is an exact replica of the reconstruction, a twin. Many twists and turns as the killer comes closer and closer. I love the relationships between the characters. I hope we see more of Darcy in future books. Thank you NetGalley, St. Martin's Press and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book in the Goodreads First Read giveaway program – thank you.I’m a longtime fan of all of Iris Johansen’s books, especially the Eve Duncan series. As with many long running series, one has to wonder how the author can keep the reader interested/top the last book. I have concluded that it’s just the magic of an author’s creative mind, for which I am so thankful!Shattered Mirror is a complex and compelling read. It kept this reader in suspense and turning the pages. In my opinion, this I won this book in the Goodreads First Read giveaway program – thank you.I’m a longtime fan of all of Iris Johansen’s books, especially the Eve Duncan series. As with many long running series, one has to wonder how the author can keep the reader interested/top the last book. I have concluded that it’s just the magic of an author’s creative mind, for which I am so thankful!Shattered Mirror is a complex and compelling read. It kept this reader in suspense and turning the pages. In my opinion, this is the best book in the series (so far!).
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    #ShatteredMirror #NetgalleyI want to say thank you to Netgalley and St. Marten's Press for the E-Arc copy of this book.I hadn't read Eve Duncan in a while, but quickly caught on to the plot of this novel. I like Iris Johansen's writing and for this being number 23 it's still really fresh. If you like suspense and enjoy a lot of twists and turns then Shattered Mirror is defiantly worth reading. Eve Duncan has that great appeal that if you read one of these books, you want to read another and anot #ShatteredMirror #NetgalleyI want to say thank you to Netgalley and St. Marten's Press for the E-Arc copy of this book.I hadn't read Eve Duncan in a while, but quickly caught on to the plot of this novel. I like Iris Johansen's writing and for this being number 23 it's still really fresh. If you like suspense and enjoy a lot of twists and turns then Shattered Mirror is defiantly worth reading. Eve Duncan has that great appeal that if you read one of these books, you want to read another and another. The pace of this one is steady which for me made it a page-turner.
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  • Ada Lavin
    January 1, 1970
    While I have read several other of Iris Johansen's books books this was not one of my favorites. It wasn't a bad book. It just wasn't as good as what I was expecting. It seemed heavy with over explanation of reoccurring characters. And some of the characters just felt a little unbelievable to me. That being said the main plot of the story had a lot of promise. I thought that the book could have been so much better than it was. I was really disappointed in this book.I would like to thank St Marti While I have read several other of Iris Johansen's books books this was not one of my favorites. It wasn't a bad book. It just wasn't as good as what I was expecting. It seemed heavy with over explanation of reoccurring characters. And some of the characters just felt a little unbelievable to me. That being said the main plot of the story had a lot of promise. I thought that the book could have been so much better than it was. I was really disappointed in this book.I would like to thank St Martin's Press and Iris Johansen for the chance to read this ARC for review.
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  • Athena Stephenson
    January 1, 1970
    *This book was provided to me by Netgalley for an honest review* A pulse pounding, emotional, thrilling, explosive ride! This book had it all, from a wonderfully unique and loving family, fierce, brave, protective characters, an evil, sick villain and a twisted web of mystery. I haven’t read an Eve Duncan novel in years and I’m kicking myself for it! This author knows how to keep you gripping the edge of your seat the entire time! Phenomenal!
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  • Linda Joplin
    January 1, 1970
    One of the better recent Eve Duncan books...As usual, someone is after Eve and her family. There was a lot of set-up to the story, but it came together pretty quickly. It's amazing how Eve and/or someone in her family is always a target for a sicko or in trouble. Eve is super tough, and her husband, Joe, is as well. I wouldn't want to mess with either of them!I highly recommend Johansen's Eve Duncan series, but I would recommend that they be read in order, as the characters move throughout the b One of the better recent Eve Duncan books...As usual, someone is after Eve and her family. There was a lot of set-up to the story, but it came together pretty quickly. It's amazing how Eve and/or someone in her family is always a target for a sicko or in trouble. Eve is super tough, and her husband, Joe, is as well. I wouldn't want to mess with either of them!I highly recommend Johansen's Eve Duncan series, but I would recommend that they be read in order, as the characters move throughout the books. You need to know what makes Eve tick.This is an honest review in exchange for the ARC from NetGalley.
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  • Jackie Rogers
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! Iris johansen does it again. Have read most of her Eve books and liked them all. This most recent one was another I couldn't put down. Was up at 3:30 this am to finish it. As usual it begins with a reconstruction of a skull she finds on her doorstep. This leads to a killer who wants Eve's family dead. In an elaborate ending the shockers are one after another. Read this book. Thanks to Ms. Johansen and Goodreads. This novel is out the end of April.
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  • Aisha
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve literally been reading books from this author since I was 13 and almost 20yrs year later she never disappoints. The book shows you what family and love is about. The family that you depend on sometimes is proven to be your friends. I loved the ending it gives you something to look forward to. If you enjoy a good thriller this book is for you. I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review.
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  • Rachel Stansel
    January 1, 1970
    I have read most of the books in the Eve series. I do enjoy them for the storyline, but at the same time they drive me a bit nuts. No one talks like these people. I like the characters to some degree but find them very unrealistic. If you have read others in the series, this is comparable to the last few. If you haven't, I'd pass.Full disclosure - I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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  • Ruth
    January 1, 1970
    I usually enjoy Iris Johansen books, but this one felt like she was writing on auto-pilot. The characters seemed flat and one dimensional compared to her previous Eve Duncan series books so I didn't really care as deeply about any of them. I was definitely not as engaged in this story as I had expected to be, though I was lightly entertained.
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