The Missing Husband by Natasha Boydell and Narrated by Rupert Degas, Penelope Rawlins

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Title: The Missing Husband Author: Natasha Boydell Narrators: Rupert Degas and Penelope Rawlins Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 8 hours and 11 minutes Date of Publication: September 2, 2021 Description:  Kate and Pete have been the perfect couple ever since they were teenagers. Fifteen years later, they have two young daughters, live in a beautiful London townhouse, and seem like they have it all. But one day, Pete leaves for work and never comes home.   In a note Kate discovers, he confesses that he’s been unhappy for a long time and that he’s met someone else. Distraught, she later learns that he has left everything behind, including his mobile phone, and she sets out to learn the truth about his disappearance.  But is she prepared for what she will learn? My Thoughts: I really wanted to like this book as I love a good Mystery & Thriller. However, this was totally not what I expected it would be from the description of the book. The book moves v

The Persuasion (Eve Duncan, #26) by Iris Johansen


Title: The Persuasion
Author: Iris Johansen
Series: Eve Duncan
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 465
Date of Publication: June 2, 2020

Description: When Eve Duncan's daughter, Jane MacGuire, becomes a killer's target, Jane must team up with longtime love interest Seth Caleb in this suspenseful novel from the #1 bestselling author of Smokescreen.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy Seal Joe Quinn are about to give Seth Caleb their trust for the most important duty of his life: keeping their daughter, Jane, safe at any cost. Her talent as an artist has caught the attention of a brilliant psychopath with a violent past.

Seth, Jane's strongest ally and fiercest protector, is determined to keep her out of danger, but that becomes nearly impossible when Jane is forced to take matters into her own hands and confronts the madman who wants her for himself...and wants Seth Caleb dead.

As Jane and Seth chase down their blood-thirsty adversary, they also have to reckon with their own epic love story. Can they finally commit to a life together, no matter how uncertain? As the two come face to face with danger, one thing is made clear: it will take both of them to confront and defeat this evil.

My Thoughts: If you have not figured it out already, Iris Johansen is one of my favorite authors. I find that she writes really good books. This is yet another great Iris Johansen book. Although it is #26 in the Eve Duncan series, Eve Duncan plays a fairly minimal role in the story. The story mainly follows that of Eve Duncan's adopted daughter Jane MacGuire and also that of Seth Caleb, who is Jane's past lover and has mysterious powers of his own (blood and the persuasion). Jane and Seth's relationship has always been that of intense sexual desire and longing for one another. It really reminds me of Eve and Joe's relationship in some ways. 

The persuasion and/or Seth's blood powers have been a mystery and not very understood except for by Seth. Seth has also been a man of mystery with little about him known. We did learn a little bit more about Seth when Jane was having dreams of a girl, who turned out to be Seth's sister Lisa, in Mind Game by Iris Johansen. Persuasion, as you can probably guess by now, is about Seth' ability to persuade individuals to do his bidding and this book takes us further into his power of persuasion and his family home in Fiero Village, Italy. 

Michael, Eve Duncan's son, also plays a bit of a bigger role in the story. It is so surprising to see how fast he has grown since he was first introduced in Night and Day. Michael has his own psychic powers, which have been very vague and not as well understood partly due to Eve and Joe. However, this changes in The Persuasion. Michael has also grown to become very close to Seth for obvious reasons due to their unique abilities. 

The Persuasion does tie in a bit of the most recent released Eve Duncan book prior to this one, Smokescreen. As it has Eve still being in Maldara working on the skulls of the children who were brutally murdered in the small village. If you haven't read Smokescreen yet, you definitely should, but you will not be lost at all in this next series installment. 

I quite enjoyed this book. It was filled with action, supernatural, sexual tension, mystery, and suspense.  It is everything that you expect to find in an Eve Duncan story. I cannot wait to see what continues to unravel and happen between Seth and Jane. I hope that we continue to learn more about Seth and his past, as I find it so intriguing. I look forward to seeing how Michael continues to grow, especially with his powers and the way that Eve and Joy's views on them have evolved in this story. 

The setting of the story takes you to a few different countries, which I quite enjoyed. You have your usual Eve Duncan characters that came back including Lord MacDuff. You can't have the story take place in Scotland and not have Lord MacDuff be apart of the story. 

Rating: 5 out of 5. This books did not disappoint. It was everything that I expected it to be and more. It is a must read. 

Purchase book: Amazon


About the Author: 
Iris Johansen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Pandora’s Daughter, Stalemate, Killer Dreams, On the Run, and many more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.



Thank you Goodreads and Grand Central Publishing for the copy of the book to review. This is my honest opinion.

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