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Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan #10)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  5,845 Ratings  ·  340 Reviews
Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, display ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jun 30, 2010 Audio Listener rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
I think I am also going to give up on Iris Johansen. I really enjoyed Stalemate, Quicksand and Bloodgame. I thought this book would leave off with Joe and Eve dealing with her dead daughter Bonnie. Instead this book seem to be a follow up to Countdown, whichh in my opinion is probbaly Iris Johansen's worst book. Consequently, this one is awful also AND I've only gotten through with a couple of chapters.

Iris, if you want to have a series about Jane McGuire, then call it the Jane McGuire series. S
Aug 01, 2010 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm giving this book two stars because of my lingering respect for Iris Johansen, but I will say that she needs to step it up or my ratings will start falling to one star and then eventually I'm going to stop reading her.

This book involves Eve Duncan but is concentrated on Jane MacGuire, her adopted daughter/friend. I'm pretty sure I wrote the same things about the last Johansen book, but good Lord, was this one hard to get through. Every once in a while Johansen's original, good writing would s
May 29, 2010 TJ rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I think I'm going to have to give up on Iris Johansen. Her first books are some of the best I have read. The last few, however, have been standard stock and depressingly formulaic. The plots are exactly the same from book to book and the characters are cookie cutter to the extreme and totally one dimensional. Her men (every single one of them) are strong, tough and pushy with a strong bent towards violence. Her females are ALL harsh, abrasive, blunt but with kind hearts (if you can find them.)

Jun 23, 2011 Aimee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok - so after looking at some of the reviews I know it isn't just the audio book that sucks. This is soooo incredibly bad. I adore - LOVE - Iris Johansen but dude this is horrible. The reader is incredibly whiny. I have no empathy for Jane. I want to slap her. I almost hope the bad guys get her so this book will end. It is all about her. I understand that she is the main character and all that business but wow. Bad. This is 10 discs of bad. I am on the last disc and it hasn't improved. I keep ho ...more
May 12, 2010 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iris-johansen
Eight Days To Live, the next installment in the Eve Duncan series, takes a step back from the tale of Eve and Joe and focuses on a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase involving Jane Macguire, their daughter. Jane is being focused on in an art show in Paris when her friend and gallery owner Celine is brutally murdered. A personal threat is delivered to Jane the same evening and only the appearance of her old friend Jock Gavin keeps her safe. With a little investigation, Jane discovers than an ancient c ...more
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Number-one New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core: Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult who has decided that she has only eight days to live

Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fea
Mar 02, 2011 Annabelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a preposterous book, although I have read many of her earlier books, where the main protagonist was Eve, a forensic sculptor, and she has a feisty adopted daughter, Jane. She is now the main character, an artist with a show in Paris, who seems to psychically trance and paint pictures that have actually happened. There is a dark psychic guy Caleb who can push thoughts, and there is a lot of sexual tension between them, but no action. There is some ridiculous human sacrificial secret socie ...more
Bryan Wilson
I am nearly ready to give up on Iris Johansen. Eight Days to Live features Jane MacGuire, the now-young woman who was taken in by Eve Duncan in Johansen's earlier works. The plot keeps things just interesting enough for one to be willing to endure the banal dialogue between nearly all the characters, especially between the principal players: Jane, Seth Caleb and Jock Gavin.

Jane is now on the brink of stardom as an artist, with an unusually strong opening in her first solo gallery display. Atten
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While I enjoyed Eight Days to Live, it did not quite live up to my expectations for a Johansen novel. Also be forewarned, while this book is billed as an Eve Duncan novel, it is really all about Jane. Eve plays such a small role it shouldn’t be classified as part of that series.

After a successful art show in a Parisian gallery owned by a friend, Jane MacGuire is about to receive the surprise of a lifetime, and not a good one at that. A chilling portrait titled
Dec 21, 2012 Danica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though this is considered part of the Eve Duncan series, this was told through the eyes of Jane, similar to some of the other books in this series. I almost like it better when it is told through her perspective, it gives it a different feel to the narrative. However, Iris Johansen got a little too weird for me in this book. In a previous novel she had made reference to a character with psychic powers who then released those powers onto another character (don't want to spoil anything), and ...more
Good story, Great characters. I really like Caleb. But I have to admit, I am just not into the chase the historical item around the world readers. To Indiana Jones for me. So, if you like that kinda of book, this is an excellent book. The writing is great, and fast pace. The subject matter for me, is the only issue.
This series is jumping the shark. We some how went from a forensic sculptor to vampires and remote viewing dreams, and in between books featured talking to ghosts and finding the dead. Warning: This book is about Jane Macguire, not Eve Duncan.

I have relegated this series to audio reads. I am not particularly fond of this narrator. Every sentence is so dramatic and menacing, I think it would help to have a male and female narrator. Worst, the villains and Seth Caleb all spoke slowly with drama, i
I wrote this review after my first day in the Smilow cancer hospital in a clinical trial.I think I was brave to pick this title while suffering from cancer, right?

My review:

Members of a mysterious cult have decided that Jane MacGuire, Eve Duncan's adopted daughter, will be their ultimate sacrifice.

Eve is a painter and one of her paintings, titled "Guilt" promotes blasphemy, according to the cult.

In this multi layered story, there is travel from such places as England, Paris, Tel Aviv and Scotlan
Where to start? Reading the Eve Duncan books are like watching the movie 2012 for me. I loved the movie! I thought it was thrilling and very fast paced and it kept my attention through the whole movie. However, throughout the whole movie, my husband and I were saying "yeah, right" and "how lucky can you get"? That is exactly how I feel about this book. It grabbed me from the very first sentence. I was totally into the book and nothing could distract me once I started reading. But, through the wh ...more
May 10, 2011 Marti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The subtitle of this is An Eve Duncan Foresnsics Thriller. It is a thriller in some places, but Eve Duncan and her husband Joe are not in much of it. Instead, the book focuses on their adopted daughter, Jane MacGuire, a promising and talented artist. Early on, in Paris, the owner of the gallery where Jane's works have been hanging is crucified, and her sister decapitated. Things slow down for a while, and a number of deadly men threaten Jane because of a particular painting that she has done. Ja ...more
Barbara ★
I really enjoyed this though it was more like a James Rollins or Dan Brown religious adventure than an Eve Duncan forensic mystery. Eve and Joe Quinn are very much in the background and I really don't think this should be included in the Eve Duncan series.

Eve's adoptive daughter is targeted by a whacked out religious cult following the teachings of Judas. Jane's painting of Judas led the cult straight to her and now she has eight days to live. Jane enlists assassin Seth Caleb to help along with
If you're expecting a true Eve Duncan Forensics Thriller, this isn't one of them. The story itself was ok, but I was disappointed. And, I wish I had a dollar for every time they used the word bastard. I'd be heading out for a nice fancy dinner to celebrate the ending of the book :) haha! Anyway, I guess my rating may be skewed low because of my expectations of what I wanted to get out of it. The story is not about Eve, or Joe, or Bonnie. It's all about Jane. But, Eve & Joe are in it just eno ...more
Audrey ❦❦❦
May 13, 2016 Audrey ❦❦❦ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Utterly unreadable. I feel sorry that trees were killed in the making of this book.
Rachael Uponen
Jul 04, 2016 Rachael Uponen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, here it is: My least-favorite Iris Johansen novel to date. Aren't you excited?

As much as I disliked Jane MacGuire in "Countdown," I outright hated her in this book.

Look, it takes me a lot to hate a heroine. I didn't even hate Bella from "Twilight" or Ana from "Fifty Shades of Grey." Now, Bella and Ana were kind of boring. And Johansen is definitely a more skilled writer than Stephenie Meyer and EL James. But Jane is all of the other Johansen heroines combined and put on steroids. Jane is o
I picked this book up in a cafe lending library. It was so-so. Didn't hate it, but it certainly could have been a lot better. I've never read any of the other books in this series, but inreading the reviews, the other books by this author must have been better. It seems that others believe that this may be a series that started out very well but has since become formulaic and has jumped the shark (can anyone say Patricia Cornwall/Kay Scaarpetta books?)

My main complaints were the ENDLESS passage
Dale Safford
Sep 03, 2015 Dale Safford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the character Seth, who was overly protective to Jane and has an ability to read minds. Very sexy. Also like the Scottish setting for McDuff's Run castle, and would like to read more about that. Should not be an "Eve Duncan" series book, because she is a minor character.

Jane Macguire has an exhibit of her paintings, and following the exhibit her manager Celine is found brutally murdered and nailed to their door. Jane begins receiving threats because of her painting "Guilt" which she cre
Jun 29, 2015 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite thrillers! This book is very rich in imagery and biblical references from a nonsectarian perspective. Easy to follow regardless of whether you've followed Johansen's Eve Duncan series or not (although it'll definitely make you want to read her other books).
May 29, 2010 Tamlyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Another disappointing read. This is NOT an Eve Duncan book; this is about her adopted daughter and some outrageous mystery of why she is being hunted. I only finished it because I like the Caleb character. But this was a completely unbelievable story and I didn't even like Jane's character.
Suzanne Moore
I read Johansen’s book, used to represent the eighth hour, for FOL’s group discussion because I want to be familiar with all the titles that were used to create our library’s bookish clock. The story revolves around a cult who is out to sacrifice Jane, Eve Duncan’s daughter. Jane has painted a portrait which they believe is blasphemous to their beliefs. The basis of her being killed is from a biblical point--Jane made a painting called Guilt which looks like Judas according to members of a secr ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tracy Riva
I liked Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen, but it didn't put me on the edge of seat or really draw me deeply into the story. It was moderately interesting and well-written. It was easy to read and had a decent plot. It just didn't live up to my expectations.

In Eight Days to Live Jane MacGuire, an artist is pursued by a cult because of a painting she did, named Guilt. The cult figures Jane somehow found their temple and made the painting based on what is within it.

Jane is targeted for "total ex
Oct 26, 2011 Skier456 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eight Days to Live
By: Iris Johansen
Genre: Action

Jane MacGuire is being watched by the Sang Noir, a cult that specializes in killing politicians. She is just a painter, who is in Paris for a show. She did nothing wrong, except paint the man in her dreams. The Sang Noir has been infuriated by this painting, Guilt. She is to be killed on April 1st. The Sang Noir is lead by the guardian of a strange religion in Syria. They sacrifice people once a year on April 1st. The people of tha
I love the Eve Duncan series. I am also a bit OCD, so I have to read them in order. With that said, I found this book terribly difficult to finish - I found myself reading faster and faster just to get through it. I was in the mood for a good murder mystery, not a book about an arrogant, cocky, crass woman who has to be in charge no matter what. I used to like Jane - I don't know what happened to her. I did not care for the Jane in this book at all.

I also love paranormal books about vampires, w
Monique Atgood
Apr 05, 2012 Monique Atgood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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Other Books in the Series

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)
  • Body of Lies (Eve Duncan, #4)
  • Blind Alley (Eve Duncan, #5)
  • Countdown (Eve Duncan, #6)
  • Stalemate (Eve Duncan, #7)
  • Quicksand (Eve Duncan, #8)
  • Blood Game (Eve Duncan, #9)
  • Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan, #11; Catherine Ling, #1)

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“bedroom. “And, please, stay away from Venable, Jock. Don’t let him talk you into doing anything like this again.” He didn’t answer, and she glanced back over her shoulder. He smiled, that beautiful, gentle smile that had first drawn her to him when he was a boy scarcely out of his teens. “Things aren’t good for you, Jane. I have to make them better.” She shook her head helplessly. In his way, he was an implacable force on the same scale as MacDuff. “Good night.” She closed the bedroom door” 0 likes
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