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Compared to her previous books, I find Iris Johansen's Blind Alley to be a bit lacking. In my opinion the plot became too convoluted and at times more science fiction in nature, and did not hold my interest because of that.
I've read other Iris Johansen books before and have always enjoyed her story lines. This is not edge of your seat engaging, but interesting enough to leave me sitting in my car for several moments after turning off the engine. This is the first audio version of one of her books that I've listened to. The narrator's voices were a little confusing at times.
This one was OK, but I like some of her other books better.
You can skip this one. Iris Johansen is so touch and go. The one's that are good are really good(The Search, No One To Trust, Dead Aim, The Ugly Duckling...anything where I can get a dose of Galen or Judd Morgan) but when she tanks, it's a nosedive right into the Bermuda Triangle. I'm not just a listener, I'm a book nerd so I read a lot too. The Eve Duncan stories are so overly dramatic and overwritten, and the plots are very weak.
My first Johansen tale and it won't be my last. Well written, good character development, not a deep meaningful story but still entertaining. Fine narration too.
I enjoyed this book. I've read Countdown (the sequel) and others by Iris. She writes a great story and Kate Burton does a good job on the narration. I'm waiting for my next Johansen book to come in now!
Average Read. Not as captivating as most of Johansen's novels.
I liked the idea of the book. However, I thought when everything tied together at the end, it would have been more substantial. It was entertaining, but would have enjoyed more depth.
I found the narrative difficult to follow, and the story was painfully drawn out beyond necessity.
Good idea for a story, but it needed more substance. It was just ok, although I did finish it to find out what happened.
Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.
Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.