Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan, #10)
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Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan #10)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  4,479 ratings  ·  285 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 1001)
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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...more
Becky
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...more
TJ
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.)

In...more
Aimee
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
Laurie
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
Annabelle
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...more
Kelley
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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...more
Alex is The Romance Fox

Synopsis:
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...more
Danica
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
Marti
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
Kerry
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
VLynch
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.
Tamlyn
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.
Chris
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Elizabeth Noah Astle
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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...more
Skier456
SPOILER ALERT!!!
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...more
Jessica
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
Michelle
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...more
Monique Atgood
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Kathy Martin
It starts with an art show. Jane is exhibiting her paintings at her friend Celine's Paris gallery and having great success. However, one of her paintings - Guilt - has attracted the attention of a cult based on worship of Judas. Though the image of the man in the painting came to Jane in a dream, the cultists recognize it as Judas and feel that she is blaspheming him. The only thing that will satisfy them is Jane's death as the annual sacrifice. They give her eight days to live and the deaths st...more
Melody
Eve Duncan's adopted daughter Jane Maguire is in Paris where she is having a gallery show. Euphoric after the opening, the Celine, the gallery owner, goes out for a night on the town, but Jane, more than a little jet-lagged opts to turn in. Wakened by a call, she runs downstairs and outside only to discover her friend Celine horribly murdered. This is the beginning of a series of events in which Jane is informed she is a blasphemer for painting a portrait she called Guilt, all those she loves ar...more
Bob
Another Eve Duncan thriller, although the principal in this one is Eve’s daughter Jane. Jane is having an art show of her paintings in gallery in Paris when she gets a disturbing call naming her blasphemer among other even less pleasant things and informing her that she has 8 days to live. What? Who? Why? All is disclosed in this tale of a secret religious sect in the Syrian desert headed by a murderous psychopath. After the death of the gallery owner and friend and an attempt on her own live th...more
Courtney Jenkins-deyoung
First off, in the book FIRESTORM, Brad Silver had the same ability as Seth Caleb does in this one but in FIRESTORM they stress that Silver is the only one in the world who has it.
I find myself in quite a tough spot trying to review Johansen's books. The female characters need to take the angry at the world attitude down a notch. How is it that every female she writes had some massive tragedy in her life that made her cold, hard and in most cases bitter? These seem to be the only women the oth...more
Eric
I grabbed this book to read on the airplane; I haven't read her other books. This apparently belongs to a series of books.

It was interesting enough to pass the time on a trip, but I wouldn't recommend anyone go out of their way to read it. It has a Da Vinci Code kind of feel to it with a little bit more mysticism, a lot more ESP, and a little less surprise. Not that Da Vinci code was surprising if you have read any of Dan Brown's other books, but I digress.

You might like this book if you like a...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...more
Jill
I love Iris Johansen's books about Eve and Joe Duncan and their adopted daughter Jane. Johansen has been going off the deep end a bit with her books about Jane recently, though. I love the character development and reading about my favorite characters but some of the storylines, this one included, have gone a bit wonky. In this book, some of Jane's friends are murdered as she is hunted down for the offering to Judas on April 1st. 8 Days is the amount of time she has when she finds out she is bei...more
Debbie
I have to agree with a few of the others who have rated this book. I'm new to Iris Johansen and have enjoyed all her others emmencely. This one though I'm having trouble with. I understand that Jane is an independent fiesty female but she is supposedly only 21-25. I can not accept that everyone including Eve and Joe would accept her level of bossiness. There is no way someone as old and powerful as McDuff would take her crap.Caleb. He's supposably in his 40's. I can't accept he would put up with...more
stephanie
wow.

this book was a return to the Iris Johansen that first got me hooked on eve duncan.

the writing was stronger, the story was stronger, the characters were stronger. i still don't know if i missed something between eve and joe, or joe and jane, but this was more grounded in reality that her last books - while still having an element of the paranormal.

jane has always been one of my favorites, and this is no exception. i also liked the whole religious/mythology twist, though it did feel a litt...more
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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 b...more
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“What would I do with billions? I don't need it. Would it make me a better artist?” 3 likes
“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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