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Body of Lies (Eve Duncan #4)

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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
Mass Market Paperback, 369 pages
Published March 4th 2003 by Bantam Books (first published 2002)
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Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Great series! a well written plotline that was full of surprises and even twists & turns (paperback!)
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
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
Dec 01, 2007 rated it it was ok
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
Amy C
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Colin Bruce Anthes
Mar 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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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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
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Mar 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Lynn Orser
Jan 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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
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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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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