The Face Of Deception (Eve Duncan #1)
Iris Johansen has grown up. This is not to say that her previous novels were immature, but something has changed - for the better with this novelist, and it shows in her new romantic thriller, The Face of Deception. This is one of the most riveting reads of the year - brutal and shocking at times, but compelling enough to be accessible for the ...more
I liked this book very much, it was intense and interesting and I liked getting to know Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn from the beginning. The story is very interesting and I was quickly pulled into it and wanted to know more. Whose skull is it and why are people so desperate to getting it back? There came a point in the book when I tho ...more
Since then I have waited anxiously for the release of each book and to date have read them so many times to remember the exact number.
The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen is one of those books that keeps you permanently on the edge of your seat and you can’t stop turning the pages to know what will happen next.
Eve ca ...more
I lasted maybe 15 minutes on a download. Slow-moving, tedious with in-your-face hints,clues, and statements that Something Terrible happened to heroine's young daughter, that her mother is an addict gone straight and then TA-DA! a rugged, incredibly handsome male appears.
The whole thing shrieked romance novel ...more
Eve was a single mother when her seven-year-old daughter Bonnie was killed by a serial killer. The body was never found which haunts Eve. Eve is one of the country’s top forensic sculptors. She reconstructs faces from skulls. Logan is a billionaire who wants to hire Eve to put a face on a skull he has. She resists until he makes a large contribution to her favorite ...more
I loved the book. I'm listening to another by Iris Johansen concurrently, almost through with that one, too. I've also ordered another one of hers from the library.
Eve grew up as a bastard child of a stoned mother. Her child was also a bastard, but led the way to both Eve and her mother getting their acts togeth ...more
Eve is a tortured "strong" woman, who constantly repeats empty mantras. "I am not a victim. Where are you Bonnie? I won't be a victim"
Logan is an arrogant jerk, and I was never satisfied with the explanation about how he got embroiled in all this.
Frankly, Fiske and Quinn were the most interesting characters and they didn't receive a decent amount of page time, IMO.
Won't bother ...more
So, what can I say about this book? ...more
I LOVED THIS.
TONS OF SUSPENSE AND CRAZY TWISTS!!!
These books are a little pricey but I don't CARE!!!
Started the second book the moment I finished the last page.
Eve Duncan, however, I didn't like. I didn't root for her. I mentally found myself rolling my eyes at her constantly reminding herself and others how "strong" she was and "how she would never be a victim again." I simply didn't believe ...more
However, this is the 3rd "Eve Duncan" book I've read, and I have to give the characters a 1...at best. I want to like Eve, but she is unbelievably annoying. Perhaps it's Johansen's experience ...more
The main character was not someone I could identify with - at times I wanted to shake her. And the premise of the plot was just too far-fetched to be believable. So the book was not satisfying. But it is off my shelf now.
Eve is your typical troubled hero with a whole boat of luggage in her past. She meets the mysterious, brooding millionaire, Logan. Yes, he is manipulative, what a shocker, and yes, she is stubborn as a mule, again-what a shocker! They make a tiring duo who fights every time they talk and outcomes ...more
I read the first few books of Johansen's Eve Duncan series several years ago close to when each was first released, late 90s. I don't know that either made much of an impression except that I remembered I thought it had an interesting premise - a woman becomes a forensic sculptor years after h ...more
This book would be my second exposure or debut into mystery and suspense being the primary genre. My first being Killer Instinct by Zoe Sharp from the Charlie Fox Thriller series.
The prologue blew me away! I could feel the agony that Eve Duncan was going through, especially when it was revealed the 'why' of her actions. Those four pages were what really made me curious about what the rest of the book would offer. Oh! Did I mention this is my first Iris Johansen novel? Great way to s...more
Author: Iris Johansen
Length: 480 pages
Published: June 1, 1999
Genres: Fiction; Mystery Fiction
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An unidentified skull...
A trail of terrifying secrets...
And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth...
As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nig ...more
I really liked Eve as the main character; true-to-life, you understand her completely. You feel her vulnerability as well as her strength.
I'm still not sure about Joe Quinn. I know he's supposed to be Eve's best friend, guard, savior, but I didn't like him completely. His attitude was much to be desired.
Now Logan is another character altogether. Unsure of his intentions at first, I still had this gut feeling about him, and ...more