Monday, November 16, 2015

Shadow Play: an Eve Duncan novel/Iris Johansen/332 pgs.

Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor; she reconstructs skulls in the hopes of discovering who the dead person once was. She gets a call from a sheriff in California asking her to reconstruct the skull of a young girl that was discovered in his territory. Eve accepts his request, and becomes strongly drawn to the skull she names "Jenny." As in other Eve Duncan novels, there is "other worldliness" going on, plus mystery and suspense. It's a fast read, but I didn't find it as satisfying as some of Johansen's other Eve Duncan novels--though she does drop a bombshell at the end!

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