Title: Blood Game
Author: Iris Johansen
Published: October 2009
Source: person copy
description: First comes darkness, then comes fear
Eve Duncan is back! Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen’s latest thriller brings Eve closer to discovering her daughter’s killer…and into a web of danger from which she may not be able to escape…
Eve Duncan returns in a thriller that pits her against the most evil mind she has ever encountered: a ruthless killer who taunts her with his every move…and who has a special affinity for blood. When a Georgia senator’s daughter is found murdered, and her body drained of blood, Eve Duncan is drawn into the web of Kevin Jelak—a serial murderer who is on Eve’s short list of killers who might know something about her missing daughter Bonnie. When a goblet of blood is found in Eve’s refrigerator, she knows the taunting is over…and the games have begun. As Eve and Jelak engage in a dance of death, Eve must call upon those she loves and trusts the most…even if it means bringing them into the game as well.
I Give This Book 3 Stars!
I've always liked Eve Duncan books. I like the cast of characters and what they bring to the story. This one didn't work for me as much. It felt very repetitive (I know some information needs to be repeated for those new to the story). And I really wish the author would have stayed away from what is so huge in pop culture right now. And yes, I'm talking about vampires. And this guy wasn't even a vampire in the traditional sense. The story gets warped around the idea of becoming a vampire just by drinking "worthy" peoples blood. And then the book brings in a new character who has a history with the vampire. He didn't fit into the story as well, and I didn't really understand who or what he was. I did like Joe's new "gift" and would like to see were this goes in the future. But, this story, I can take it or leave it.