Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan must, in the final book in
the trilogy, save young Cara Delaney who has been
kidnapped. The situation is grim, Cara's kidnapper is her
own mother, Natalie, who is behind several murders and who
wouldn't hesitate to have her own child killed. Will Eve,
Quinn, and the rest be able to find and rescue her before
it's too late?
SHADOW PLAY, the first book in the trilogy and book 19 in
the series was the first book I read by Iris Johansen
with Eve Duncan and I was instantly hooked and since
then have I read several Eve Duncan books. However, I've
been looking forward to reading NIGHT AND DAY, the last
in the trilogy after I read HIDE AWAY, the book before
this one that ended with a cliffhanger. Cara Delaney, the
young girl that Eve saved was taken by Natalie, her own
mother, in Scotland and now they are flying to Russia to
Cara's grandfather who has no idea that it's his own
daughter that is responsible for Cara's sister Jenny
being killed several years before and other deaths.
Thankfully Cara has made a friend in Jock, a very
dangerous man, and together with Eve and the rest will he
stop at nothing to get her back.
Despite being overjoyed with getting the chance to read
this book did I struggle a bit with this book. Which felt
odd because I have enjoyed all the Eve Duncan books I
have read, both the two previous books in this trilogy
and the ones in the beginning of the series that I have
read lately. Nevertheless, the story in this book just
didn't fully work for me and I think it's because the
book focused very much of Jock and Cara, and I just
didn't enjoy having them taking a central role. Not that
I don't like them, it's more that I find their "special"
connection a bit tedious to read about. I like Cara, she
is a wonderful character, a strong girl, despite
everything she has been through, and Jock is also an
interesting character. But, I felt the whole rescue
mission was a bit dull, to be honest. Also, I found
Natalie mostly annoying, she's just not a very
interesting villain. But, the book got better and I
enjoyed every moment in the book that had Jane and Caleb
interact. I'm a sucker for bad boys, and Caleb is very
bad, and I like that. I guess my annoyance with the focus
on Cara and Jock may be because I wanted to read more
about Jane and Caleb instead. But, they piqued my
interest in the last book, and I can't help feeling that
they are a very dynamic "couple."
Then we have Eve. Which in her current condition is
perhaps not that safe for her to take on Natalie. But,
just like with Jane several years ago, she bounded
with Cara and will do anything to get her back.
Thankfully she has Quinn to protect her.
Despite my problems with part of NIGHT AND DAY I did enjoy
reading the book. It's not a bad book, but sometimes
characters just don't work as well as others do and
sometimes a storyline isn't as interesting as you hoped
it to be. Still, NIGHT AND DAY is a pretty good book and I
forward to reading the next book in the series.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risked it all to protect Cara
Delaney from the enemies who want her dead. The journey
led them from California to a remote mountain in the
Scottish highlands--and earned Eve the distinction of
becoming their next target. When, despite all precautions,
Cara is taken, Eve must hunt down the very people who want
to kill her in order to save the young girl. At a time in
her life when she has more at stake than ever before, she
unhesitatingly puts it all on the line in a pulse-pounding
mission of rescue and survival.
Full of danger, intrigue and heart, Iris Johansen's
and Day is a breathtaking, high-energy adventure
sure to keep readers riveted from the first page to the