The next chapter in the Eve Duncan saga spins in a completely unexpected direction, as Eve learns she has a sibl-ing. Throughout this series, mega-star Johansen has put her gutsy heroine through extraordinary adventures, filled with emotional and physical challenges. This new adventure is not only a terrifically exciting thriller, but also opens up intriguing new book possibilities. Brand Johansen means unbeatable entertainment!

Having at last solved her daughter’s murder, Eve and her lover, Joe Quinn, are quietly rebuilding their lives. An unexpected visit from Eve’s mother Sandra provides a gut-punch, when Eve learns she has a half-sister named Beth Avery. For the last several decades, Beth has been kept heavily sedated in a mental hospital as the result of a “skiing accident.” Beth’s biological father is a member of the powerful Avery family, and he’s being groomed for the presidency. Sandra learns Beth has disappeared from the hospital and fears for her safety. Sandra wants Eve and Joe to go to southern California to find Beth. Once they arrive, Eve and Joe realize something is very wrong: a professional killer appears to be hunting Beth. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 416 pp., $27.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith