Sleep No More

Iris Johansen, Author
Iris Johansen. St. Martin’s, $27.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-312-65124-4
Reviewed on: 08/13/2012
Release date: 10/16/2012
Bestseller Johansen’s gripping 14th Eve Duncan novel (after 2011’s Bonnie) spotlights a dream-enhanced bond between siblings. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan’s recent nightmares have focused on a chilling run through a forest to avoid a pursuer. Her nightmares become more concrete after Eve’s mother tells her that she, Eve, has a half-sister, Beth Avery, who recently escaped from a mental hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., after years of institutionalization. Eve and her long-time lover, Atlanta PD detective Joe Quinn, travel to California, where, with the assistance of an unconventional police profiler, they uncover Beth’s connections to a politically powerful family. Scenes of an assassin on Beth’s trail heighten the suspense. Eve and Joe must use all their wiles to prevent a killer from striking again. Series fans will be pleased to discover that Beth, like Eve, is a strong woman who has endured many trials in her past. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Oct.)
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