Obsession can be productive or destructive, and singular heroine Eve Duncan
is falling into the second category. Her evolution has been fascinating and at times difficult, especially as she hovers on the edge of self-destruction. The viciousness of this killer is exceptional, and the stakes are high as Johansen serves up haunting suspense.

Despite countless disappointments in her quest to find her missing daughter Bonnie's body, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan refuses to give up. Eve's determination has become an obsession that affects all her relationships. Her lover, detective Joe Quinn, gets a tip that child killer Henry Kistle could be Bonnie's killer, but before he can track him down, Kistle has killed the sheriff and several deputies.

At the same time, a gloating Kistle contacts Eve and threatens her. With few leads to follow, Eve reluctantly accepts former crime lord Montalvo's recommendation to use the assistance of clairvoyant Dr. Megan Blair in this hunt for a dangerous killer. Will Eve's relentless quest cost her everything she holds dear? (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 352 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith