Blind Alley by Iris Johansen

Published: 2005

Genre: thriller

Length: 370 pages

Setting: present day

Interest: I received the book free from the library for participating in their summer reading program.

Summary: Jane is being stalked by Aldo, a crazy murderer who thinks she is the reincarnation of Cira, an actress from Pompeii. Aldo is on a mission to erase Cira’s face from the world. Trevor knows something about Aldo so he is reluctantly allowed to help Joe and Eve save Jane’s life by luring Aldo into taking Jane in a controlled situation.

Final thoughts: This is a light thriller that you don’t want to think too hard about. The action is enjoyable, and I definitely found myself rooting for Jane and Eve throughout the story. It is the fifth book in the Eve Duncan series, so there were a few points when I didn’t have the background to understand everything that was happening, but I still enjoyed the book.

(This is also a review I originally wrote almost ten years ago. It’s interesting to see how much my review writing skills have developed over time. Even the plot summary was pretty terse, and my final thoughts weren’t much more than “liked the book.”)

Title comes from: A throw-away line in the book about being lost in the tunnels within Vesuvius and what to do when you get into a blind alley.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this is a review of a book I read in 2007

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