In this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risks everything to protect a young girl with a deadly secret. It’s been more than sixteen years since Eve Duncan gave up her daughter for adoption, and she’s never stopped thinking about her. But now that Bonnie has suddenly reappeared in her life–seventeen years old and claiming that Eve is actually her mother–Eve isn’t sure what to do. Eve takes Bonnie into her home, but despite their connection, Bonnie remains unnervingly closed off. And when the police start asking questions about the death of Lydia Carswell, a woman whose picture recently appeared in the newspaper accompanying an article about missing girls, it becomes clear that there are dark secrets surrounding both women which must be uncovered before it’s too late…
For who is this book for ?
This book is for fans of mystery, thriller and suspense genres. It tells the story of a mother and daughter reconnecting after years apart, while also dealing with dark secrets that may put both their lives in danger.
- The suspense in this book is through the roof and will keep you turning pages until the very end.
- Iris Johansen does a phenomenal job of creating characters that are both compelling and complex.
- The plot has several layers that unravel throughout the story, making for an unpredictable and thrilling read.
- The pacing is slow in the beginning.
- The ending may be a bit anticlimactic for some readers.
- Duncan’s character could be developed more fully.
Learn more about the author
Iris Johansen is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Eye of the Beholder, Silent Thunder, and Fatal Tide. She is also the coauthor of several books with her husband, Erik Larsen.
“A heart-pounding thriller with an exciting and unpredictable plot. This book is impossible to put down!”
“Another edge-of-your seat thriller from Iris Johansen. With Eve Duncan as the lead, High Stakes is a nonstop page turner that you will not be able to put down.”
“Iris Johansen is a genius when it comes to creating suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat thrillers, and High Stakes is no exception! This book was so fast paced that I literally could not put it down–I had to know what happened next!”
“A heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Timesbestselling author Iris Johansen. Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan risks everything to protect a young girl with a deadly secret.”