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Body Of Lies (Eve Duncan #4)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  9,998 ratings  ·  261 reviews
From Iris Johansen, the "New York Times" bestselling author of The Search and Final Target, comes a taut, fast-paced, and terrifying psychological thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the absolute limit- and beyond. This time forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage, and threaten her family. ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 472 pages
Published March 26th 2002 by Random House Large Print Publishing (first published 2002)
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Starting a series in the middle is always tough, but I'm a firm believer that readers should be able to enter the path at any point and feel welcomed. Johansen does a good job of giving enough of the backstory on her characters (forensic scluptor Eve Duncan, her adopted daughter Jane, and her live-in love Joe Quinn) that I understood what was going on.

She also set up an interesting plot line -- a body-less skull, a mysterious letter in the mail, a betrayal by Joe -- that I was pulled in immedia
Colin Bruce Anthes
I'm being very kind in giving this three stars. Even pulp fiction should be done with skill in one fashion or another, and Johansen fails to make the grade. Life's too short to drink cheap wine; skip her.

By the third page, Johansen has exhausted her sixth-grade vocabulary. Worse still, she likes to take this limited prose and use it to repeat the same conversation multiple times. She will tell you the villain's perspective as they plan what they are going to do. Then she will tell you what they
Amy C
I have been really trying to get into this series, but I don't think its going to happen. I don't understand what it is with this author an her female characters. They are just so unlikeable and unrealistic.
Eve is just always about to bitch someone out to the point that her caring side seems unbelievable... how old is she again 30? 85? using words like "youngsters". Also, she gets everyone into this dangerous situation, then, insists on getting in everyones way.
Jane is on the same cranky war pa
Cartea “Lantul minciunilor“, este un thriller, destul de captivant pe alocuri, dar si putin plictisitor. Autoarea in tot acest vartej de suspans are oarecum momente in care stagneaza actiunea si pare lipsita de inspiratie. Dar cu toate acestea pana la final cartea reuseste sa captiveze, mai ales prin prisma faptului ca aflam amanunte despre societatea secreta Cabala. Extrem de interesanta aceasta noua fata a Cabalei. Eu personal am avut o alta viziune despre aceasta societate secreta, iar aici i ...more
Someone, anyone... Please!... lock main character Eve, (forensic sculpture expert,) away in a secluded place, well-supplied with skulls and self-pity pills. OCD, much ?!? Her abrasive personality rivals the most wicked case of gallstones; her stubborn, petulant child mentality endangers anyone foolish enough to give a flip about her. Sadly ironic her adopted 12 yo daughter Jane is mature beyond her years, while Eve flounders/wallows in shallow selfishness. Jane and her puppy, plus Galen, are the ...more
This book is nothing better than fodder for grocery store bargain bins. It reads like some old lady's CSI fan fiction (which, I suppose, is pretty damn close to what it is). Johansen's ham-fisted attempt at navigating the mystery genre had me on the edge of my seat as I was counting down the pages until this self-indulgent tripe was finished.

The character construction is shoddy, at best. Eve Duncan is the middle-aged woman's answer to Nancy Drew, with none of the charm, intellect, or (presumabl
I was intrigued while I was reading, I had to find out what was going to happen, although I was a little annoyed by the Big Conspiracy-plot. (There are simple minds out there who actually believe in that crap, please don't get them started)

After I finished the and had time to think about it, it's a "two star, not likely to read another by the same author". None of the characters are believeable and only a few likeable, or at least to symphatize with. As for the plot, well, I'm not one for the NW
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
I forgot how much I enjoyed reading about Eve Duncan's skull mysteries. She always manages to get into trouble without planning it. She only looks to help the lost but there's always someone using her skills for other things and her family always needs to be protected.
Of course I still want to know about Bonny just as much as Eve so I'll continue with the series until we both find out, if ever.
A pretty good read, with lots of intrigue, suspense and romance. Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor, has taken on an assignment that will put her family in danger. She proceeds with the same intense concentration she always does, determined to put a name on the faceless skull that was found somewhere in the Louisiana bayou. Meanwhile, she is dealing with her own personal problems. Joe Quinn, the Atlanta detective and ex-Navy Seal with whom she shares a life, has been caught in a lie. Eve is not sur ...more
Blurb: Eve Duncan, the signature character of #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, thought her past was long buried. Until she finds herself tracking a killer so deceptive he leaves no trace behind—except for his victims.

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has been summoned to Baton Rouge by a high-ranking government official to identify the remains of an unknown murder victim. Eve wants nothing to do with the project. She has finally found peace from her own tragic p
Don’t let the three stars rating for you; remember that I recall “good” books as 3, and I have no way of showing the difference between 3.000 and 3.999. In point of fact, this is an excellent read. I am truly continuing my delight with this series of books, but it very definitely is one of that kind of series that must be read in true sequence to get full enjoyment. Fortunately, I have discovered that my local library apparently has somebody who feels the same way, because there is a whole stack ...more
Oh, well...another "action" book over...lately I read quite a lot of Iris Johansen's books...and I liked them all. I have quite a big area when it comes to books...romance, adventure, action, mystery, horror and lately SF...but there is something to be said about the author that can write a lot of interesting books in a series...because this is part of the "Eve Duncan" series...every one has a different plot, different action, different mystery that needs solving...but it contains the same "acto ...more
Another excellent book by Iris Johansen. I'm getting really attached to Eve. And also, this is the first time in my entire life that I've managed to read more than 3 books in a series in a row!! (Currently this is my 7th from this series!!)

I got a little creeped out by this book, mostly because a lot of the action took place in Louisiana, and I was in New Orleans earlier this year. So I could vividly imagine some of the scenes that took place in the bayou. In other books, action scenes took plac
Iris Johansen'i genelde şeyhli aşk romanlarıyla tanıyoruz. O konuda fazlasıyla iyi oldugunu düşünüyorum, her ne kadar cogunuzun okuyup begendigi Ufka Dokunmak adı kitabından nefret de etsem digerlerinden gayet memnundum. Yalanlar Yumağı ise bambaşka bir kitap, baştan aşağı polisiye. 2006 yılında basılmış, bulunup okunması pek de kolay degil ancak şans meselesi işte, denk geldim ve aldım. Kitap malesef en başta pek ilgimi çekmedi, okumak için kendimi zorlamak zorunda kaldım, pekala çeviriden de k ...more
Really great book, an even bigger conspiracy then the first book, great mystery with lots of twists and turns! Can't wait to read more!

*First read January 1st 2010*
Great book, really enjoyed it, must read more of the series!!!
A good quick read - reasonable suspense level but I found the main character a little OTT in her personal relationships.
Eve Duncan, a nationally-known forensic sculptor, enjoys the life she is living in a lovely lake cottage in Georgia. She has her boyfriend, her adopted daughter, and has finally been able to lay to rest the remains of her biological daughter on a hillside on her property. She is at peace and has no desire to leave her sanctuary; so when she if offered a job in Louisiana, she has no problem turning it down.

But someone wants her on the job enough to dig up information which would shatter Eve's uto
Yay for Galen! He was such a great addition to this book, and the perfect balance to Joe's unmanageable anger and jealousy.

In this one, Eve finds out that Joe has lied to her - and has lied the biggest lie that he could ever lie while trying to protect and help Eve. For her part, Eve takes the news lying down, then jumps into action and promptly leaves Joe to take on a job for someone who isn't exactly forthcoming on the details.

Galen moves in as part protector, part provider, part comic relief
Alex is The Romance Fox

Synopsis: Body of Lies is a taut, fast-paced, and terrifying psychological thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the absolute limit–and beyond. This time forensic sculptor Eve Duncan finds herself matched against a killer who will challenge her skill, test her courage, and threaten her family.

As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan deals in death every day of her life. It’s her job. And while it might seem macabre to some, Eve knows from personal experience that her work, giving a face and a
Jill Bratcher
Aug 08, 2011 Jill Bratcher rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: thriller fans, procedural fans
Shelves: eve-duncan
I received this book via a swap site and then realized it was book #3 in a series, so I obtained the first book. Months later I pulled this one out of the to-be-read pile and accidentally read it before the first book. Oops. That said, you don't need to have read book one to follow this one AT ALL. Iris Johansen does a great job of filling you in on the most important aspects of the characters' history without boring you (and hopefully those who *have* read the previous books).

Eve Duncan is a co
This is the first Iris Johansen mystery I've read, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It held my interest from the beginning to the end. Eve Duncan, one of three main characters is a forensic scientist where she is able to take a skull and recreate the person's face who it was with remarkable accuracy. She has abilities to help different government agencies when they are unable to identify a body based on a skeleton or a skull. Her love interest is Joe Quinn, and they have an adopted daughter named Jane ...more
Susan Kelley
Apr 28, 2008 Susan Kelley rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: suspense lovers.
Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor, one of the best in her field. She takes a skull and re-creates the person it once was. As Eve says, she brings the dead home. So it's no surprise when Senator Melton won't stop pestering her to do a reconstruction on a skull found in the Louisina bayou.

Turmoil at home brings Eve to take the job Melton is offering. Work has always been what she needs to make her forget reality. Someone is trying to keep Eve from finishing the job, though. Even as her friends try
I"m about a third through in the audio, and I'm not enjoying. The narrator's voice is pretty irritating (I can hear her smack her lips between lines), and the dialogue is totally unreal. No one actually has conversations like these characters do. Perhaps, instead of making all the characters say everything they're thinking, give the reader some credit and let us infer. Or, give us the information somewhere else. It's irritating.

And how is it that Joe can not only take weeks off of work for no go
When Eve Duncan is summoned to Baton Rouge to work on a skull and give it a name, she refuses. But, that wasn't a good answer, and bad things start happening that 'encourage' her to consent. When Eve arrives in Baton Rouge she’s put in a beautiful mansion in a very secluded location to work. This was her first clue that this skull revelation was not on the up & up. When Galen shows up to watch over her, she breathes easier, but when bodies start showing up, things get dicey.
הוצאת שלגי,2002, 319 עמ

פשוט מעולה מה אומר, מותחן שלמרות היותו זבלון מהסוג הסטריאוטיפי ביותר, הצליח לרתק אותי ולאפשר לי לסיים אותו תוך מספר שעות.

איב היא פסלת משפטית, היא מקבלת גולגלות (או גופות) ומשחזרת אותן לטובת אותם אבודים שרק רוצים לשוב הביתה.

היא חיה בבית על שפת האגם עם גיין, הבת המאומצת שלה וגו, שוטר שמלווה אותה 12 שנים מאז העלמותה של בתה.

לפסטורליה הזו נכנסים גורמים עויינים ואלימים שרוצים להפר את השלווה שהצליחה איבה להשיג בשנים האחרונות.

איב מתבקשת ע"י סנטור מכובד לשחזר גולגולת של נרצח מיוחס
#4 of the Eve Duncan series.

Forensic Sculptor Eve Duncan is asked to go to Baton Rouge to identify a body, but she is wary and doesn't really want to go. When trouble breaks out at home, Eve decides to go to get away. But from the start, nothing goes correctly and people associated with Eve and the skull keep dying.

Quick, entertaining read with a convoluted plot line that will keep you guessing to the end. Enjoyable.
This book was dredgery for me to read. I did complete it but it is one of those books that I had to force myself to read. The story is choppy, not flowing, predictable. Eve, the main character is self absorbed, rude and complaining. My favorite character was Galen, a supporting character, but he had a sense of humor and some wit. This is the first book that I have read by Iris Johansen and most probably, my last.
Kat Klein
Not my favorite, by a long shot. The mystery feels too big to be realistic - Secret worldwide government organizations ruling behind the scenes.

The backstory between Eve and Joe bothered me too - I couldn't relate. Granted I've never lost a child, so maybe I really can't relate, and someone who has would feel the way Eve does, but...

It felt like she was writing off not only the love she feels for him now, but 10+ years of being a devoted friend who always had her back, who's saved her life and
Very much like her books and would actually have given this 4 stars (OK, maybe 3.5, if that were an option and her characters didn't annoy me so much), if not for the incredibly annoying dialog of characters who act more like teenagers than actual adults. That said, love her storylines, and that there are always last-minute revelations that I never think of in her books. Others in the genre are often good, but drive me crazy when I still have 50-100 pages to go, and I've already got the gist of ...more
I love Iris Johansen's books and this one was just as great! Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn make a great team and I love her daughter Jane's perceptive attitude. Bonnie's presence is so unique in these books which makes them that much more special. Loved it!

Note: I wish she didn't use the names Lord, Jesus, and Christ in vain in her books.
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Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her 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 su ...more
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Eve Duncan (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan, #1)
  • The Killing Game (Eve Duncan, #2)
  • The Search (Eve Duncan, #3)
  • Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, #5)
  • Countdown (Eve Duncan, #6)
  • Stalemate (Eve Duncan, #7)
  • Quicksand (Eve Duncan, #8)
  • Blood Game (Eve Duncan, #9)
  • Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan, #10)
  • Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan, #11)
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