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Shattered mirror

An Eve Duncan novel ;

Eve Duncan forensics thriller.
Shattered mirror
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Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2018.
Physical Description:
539 pages ; 23 cm.
An Eve Duncan novel ; [book 23]

Eve Duncan forensics thriller.
General Note:
Pagination may vary.
Eve Duncan 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.


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A #1 New York Times Bestselling AuthorAn Eve Duncan NovelIris 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 to reconstruct it. When she does, a beautiful woman's face emerges. Then Eve is introduced to the dead woman's mirror image, and a game is on with the twin's life hanging in the balance.

Author Notes

Iris Johansen was born on April 7, 1938. She started writing when her two children were in college. A year later she finished her first novel, a contemporary romance. After writing many best-selling historical romances and fantasies, including the Sedikhan and Clanad series, she turned to suspense fiction. Her works include And Then You Die, The Ugly Duckling, Pandora's Daughter, Killer Dreams, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, The Perfect Witness, Night Watch, the Eve Duncan series, the Catherine Ling series, and the Kendra Michaels series.

(Bowker Author Biography) Iris Johansen is the bestselling author of "The Ugly Duckling", "Long After Midnight", "And Then You Die", "The Face of Deception", "The Killing Game", & "The Search". She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A box containing a severely burned skull, found in a car parked outside Eve Duncan's Georgia home, presents a tantalizing puzzle in bestseller Johansen's intriguing 22nd novel featuring the forensic sculptor (after 2017's Mind Game). Eve goes to work reconstructing the skull's owner, taking care to minimize its exposure to her inquisitive six-year-old son, Michael. When her 18-year-old ward, Cara Delaney, comes for a visit with her roommate, Darcy Nichols, Eve is struck by Darcy's incredible resemblance to the face of the reconstructed skull. Might Darcy have a twin? Meanwhile, Eve's husband, former Navy SEAL Joe Quinn, believes that a recent attack on Cara at her New York apartment might be connected to the burned skull. As Joe and Cara's longtime friend Jock Gavin try to keep Cara safe, they come to realize that the person who orchestrated Cara's assault could have sinister designs against Eve and Michael. Mother and son share eerie yet convincing ESP experiences along the twisty path to the truth. Fans of paranormal suspense will be rewarded. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

In Johansen's latest Eve Duncan tale, following Mind Game (2017), a package containing a charred skull is ominously delivered to Eve's lake cottage, and as the renowned forensic sculptor begins creating the image of the person beneath the carnage, her six-year-old son, Michael, forms a preternaturally wise attachment to the woman he names Sylvie. Meanwhile, Eve's ward, Cara Delaney, is attacked in her Carnegie Tech dorm room, and Cara's close friend and protector, Jock Gavin, insists that she and her roommate, Darcy Nichols, leave for the safety of Eve's cottage. When Darcy walks in the door, it's as if Eve's reconstruction has come to life, for the woman on the worktable is none other than Darcy's twin, who is, in fact, named Sylvie. In Eve's world there is no such thing as coincidence; indeed, the brutal killer who murdered Darcy's sister and attacked Cara is intent on destroying both girls' families in a deranged quest for vengeance. Johansen is beloved for her strong female protagonists, and Cara and Darcy are worthy additions to this coterie of heroines.--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2018 Booklist