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Body Of Lies (Eve Duncan #4)

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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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Diane
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great series! a well written plotline that was full of surprises and even twists & turns (paperback!)
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I thought the finding of Bonnie's body in the previous book was a bit too easy and not central enough for the story. I mean in the last book Eve and Quinn had small roles while Sarah Patrick and John Logan was the main characters. And we only get to know that Bonnie's body had been found when Sarah Patrick travels to the funeral. I felt that it was weird that it didn't have a more central role in a book. But, in this book Iris Johansen twist everything and suddenly this closet chapter is not as ...more
Lain
Dec 01, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Amy C
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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☼♎ 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.
Iasmy Literatura pe tocuri
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
Jessica
Mar 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lynn Orser
Catching up on some missed Eve Duncan novels. (#4) This is one of the earlier books and it is noticeable if you have read some of Johansen's later works. It is still best to red her novels in order. Thsy make more sense. Enjoy.
Jill Bratcher
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Pebble Tedford
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am caught up in the life of Eve Duncan.....and the adventures she ends up in, in searching for her daughter's, Bonnie, killer. I've only read a few of the Eve Duncan books, but I am looking forward to reading more.
Anne
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: krim
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
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Carol
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Sharon
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Karl Marberger
Eve Duncan was annoying in this one. She's quick to bitch someone out and acts like a petulant teenager whenever she does not get her way. She really isn't a heroine at all in this story. The back of the book lead me to believe it would be more close to home forensic work, but of course it was another intrigue thriller to foil a nefarious international plot. I'm still going to continue the series even though the last two books were not as good as the first two installments. I hope Sean Galen sti ...more
Louisa
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads
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!!!
Jane
Aug 28, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good quick read - reasonable suspense level but I found the main character a little OTT in her personal relationships.
Srinath Padmanabhan
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-have
Plot : Eve Duncan ia a forensic sculptor who lives with Joe and her adopted daughter Jane. She gets a call from US Senator Milton and is asked to come to Baton Rouge immediately to identify the remains of an unknown victim but she refuses. Jules Hebert wants only her on the case and he would go to any limit to bring her to Baton Rouge and things take a wild turn once she takes up the case

The 1st 150 pages was extremely fast paced and I instantly became a fan of the author. It started to cool dow
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Kelle
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What? What is the matter with Iris? The women protagonists are SO annoying. Honestly, I was ready to help the bad guys do her in because of her simpering, idiotic, self-absorbed behavior. Joe isn't much better. The lapdog adoration is WAY unbelievable and annoying. Ready to slap him too. The only two characters of interest are Galen and Jane. Throughout this book I kept thinking a woman surely did not write this dialog. Head on to greener, more entertaining pastures.
Evelyn
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Body of Lies by Iris Johansen. (Eve Duncan #4) Will Eve ever find her daughter's remains and be able to give her a final burial? While searching for her daughter's remains, Eve is thrown into different situations that causes her family and friends to try to keep her safe along with protecting each other.
Amrita
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I chose the Eve Duncan series because I was looking for a thriller/mystery with a strong female character. I tried my best to power through the first four books, and this is it. The protagonist is too dull and boring. Quinn is obsessive, scary, and not at all hero-like. Apart from the Jane character, I couldn't find anything that I liked. I'm done!
Tracy
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4000-books
More of the same. Everybody is overprotective and on the verge of getting killed. Joe and Eve had a fight in this one but things were pretty much patched up by the end of the book. Jane is still super observant and wise beyond her years. I think I like Galen the most so I'm glad he came back in this book. He isn't a major character though so I may not see him in future books.
Carol
Aug 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy this author's stories. In this one, I was suspicious of a character all along, but couldn't find a reason for my suspicions.

Thoroughly enjoyed the read and would happily read another of hers right away.
Judith Wrinkle
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, though gruesome, her books are all very intertaining. My biggest problem, was I was reading a paperback, and it fell apart as I read..........so my ending had only 10 pages, but I read the whole story.
Barbara Schultz
2.7 A friend highly recommended author Iris Johansen ..this is my first read. I like Bonnie, Jane and Joe but Eve comes across negative perhaps  because of  the tone of the audio performer. I will read another to give this author a fair chance.
Tonya Coleman
Another great conspiracy mystery in this series. I have never been one for reading conspiracy stories, but I am really enjoying this series.
Punit Sahani
too many cooks spoil the broth, I felt the same with this story. Iris brought in lot many characters to have my interest lost half way down.
Henry
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The main character is a unique individual - not super human but talented in her field. An interesting read. The author continues to spin interesting plots and story lines.
Pam
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Eve Duncan series is great. In on to book #5 now a must read
Terralyn Brown Barfield
If you haven’t read the Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor series, start with them in order, as her relationships grow and change.
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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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