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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,824 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Jill Hennessy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Eve Duncan Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553751147
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An unidentified skull, a trail of shocking secrets, and a woman whose talented hands could reveal the terrifying truth—#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen blends these elements into a compelling novel of suspense, and introduces her most popular character ever: forensic sculptor Eve Duncan.

After her beloved daughter vanishes, Eve Duncan survives by immersing herself in her work. The best in her elite field at rebuilding faces from fragments of skull bones, she helps to put a name to a face, to identify missing children. It is Eve’s way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts a job from billionaire John Logan. Beneath Eve’s gifted hands, a face begins to emerge from the skull he has given her to reconstruct—a face that no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a web of murder and deceit as powerful enemies rush to cover up the truth, determined that their secrets go to the grave—even if Eve gets buried with them.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting but sort of "out there" in terms of plausibilty. Will try the next one in the series but I'm hoping that they're not all just action-suspense type stories. This book reminded me of the Kay Scarpetta books once she left the coroner's office and the plots just started seeming all the same: violence, action, and plots that served that violence and action but weren't all that different from each other, and weren't very believable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neeuqdrazil | 2/14/2014

    " I didn't enjoy this much. It wasn't all that interesting, the mystery was unconvincing, and mostly I just wanted it to be over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " Fun series to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. M. | 2/4/2014

    " This was the first Iris Johansen book I ever read and it got me hooked on her books! It's the first book featuring Eve Duncan and is a great suspense story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 1/28/2014

    " It was a good one time read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meryl | 1/28/2014

    " Good start to a series. I'm looking forward to the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee Jennings | 1/22/2014

    " I think this one is my favorite Eve Duncan book yet. It kept me captivated from beginning to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharona | 1/20/2014

    " I don't ever read in this genre - but the book was highly recommended by a friend. Read it in basically 24 hours. It was interesting and highly entertaining. Might read the second novel. We'll see... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Noah | 1/15/2014

    " Love the Eve Duncan series. have not read them in order but, this one explains how she became involved with Logan. Good story line, did not drag at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 1/14/2014

    " This is one of Iris Johanson's best books. You are introduced to Eve Duncan and you immediately get wrapped up in her story. You have to admire Eve's strength,but you are moved by her vulnerability and once you get caught up in the story, you can't put it down. Well worth a late night of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Haller | 1/13/2014

    " A good story but hardly fully developed. Seemed more like an introduction of characters. I almost gave up in the middle when the JFK plot was mentioned bur luckily that was just a plot device. An okay read, not bad, not great. Too much intrigue, and adventure. Not enough forensic, crime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Violet Somers | 1/11/2014

    " I like it..not as good as some of the others "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 1/10/2014

    " got me hooked on the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/26/2013

    " first mystery involving Eve Duncan. Pretty crazy story line, but it kept me interested to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/11/2013

    " good. Eve Duncan #1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 12/9/2013

    " This book is AMAZING! I love the characters in it and everything. We read it in my Pop. Fiction class, and I went and got the next one! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/6/2013

    " I thought this book was sooo good. I can't wait till I get The killing Game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kona | 4/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, but was ready to smack the main character by the end of it. She was a little whiny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Dalgleish DeWare | 3/22/2013

    " Beginning of the Eve Duncan series. Another can't put down until the very end. I have actually read this one a few times and would reread it again and again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Rockwell-Bright | 3/12/2013

    " Loved the book. The ending left me hanging. Makes you want to read the next in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindi | 2/8/2013

    " Predictable, but unbelievable plot. Not much character development. But a fast read for emptying one's brain at the end of the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/13/2013

    " I actually started with Stalemate, book # 6 in the series and loved it. I thought this book was great, as well. Political intrigue (little far fetched), suspense and danger and great characters! Can't wait to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/11/2012

    " Improbable (at least I hope!) but a good mystery thriller! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 6/30/2012

    " A good read. Story was fast-paced and easy to follow. However, I still never really warmed up to Eve. I'll probably read more in the series to see if my mind changes about her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 4/25/2012

    " Interesting, fast paced book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Hayes | 4/11/2012

    " I liked the writing style of this book, the characters were nicely developed and the suspense held up through the whole story delivering a twist at the end that I never saw coming. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 3/10/2012

    " I had to give up on this book. It got soooooo boring. I will usually finish a book once I have started it, but I couldn't finish this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andra | 1/7/2012

    " Was a great mystery... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lady Claire, Marchioness of Fancy Pants | 12/5/2011

    " I read the first two the Eve Duncan series, and I found Eve very whinny and annoying. I realize she lost her daughter, but do I have to hear about a billion times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 11/5/2011

    " The 1st in the Eve Duncan series. Eve is hired to find out who a skull is of. I won't give any spoilers. Book was an overall good story. A few twists and turns. Good ending. I'm looking to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivian | 10/9/2011

    " This is the third book I've read from the Eve Duncan series. I enjoy her style of writing and wish to finish out this series. This book had a few twists in it that made it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 8/17/2011

    " I learned about facial reconstruction from skulls. I don't know how factual it was, but it was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 7/7/2011

    " A murder mystery beach read-- if you aren't bothered by bones and bodies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rakesh | 5/10/2011

    " The story telling in this book is awesome. The building up of suspense and how closely the two groups chase each other will not allow you to leave the book until you finish it.
    Very nice book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Petula | 4/5/2011

    " I kept thinking this was going to get better, but about 3/4 of the way through I finally gave up. The premise was ridiculous, the main character was grating and the dialog was clunky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akyamamoto | 3/11/2011

    " Really good story, like the pace of it. Made me want to read the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/2/2011

    " The first of the Eve Duncan books!! Love these ones!! Keep you going and going!! Highly suggested! And all the Eve Duncan ones are great!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melody | 1/5/2011

    " Another fabulous mystery that leads forensic sculptor Eve Duncan on a wild ride! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/3/2011

    " Good book, typical thriller, but well-paced and good characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/22/2010

    " I loved it. The political intrigue is what got me. The cover up of killing the President and having a double fill in with the cooperation of the First Lady and key players in government was cool. It made me wonder if something like this could really happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 12/20/2010

    " One of my all time favorite fiction books. Kept me enthralled in the story- just couldn't put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverlee | 12/6/2010

    " Book was ok but story WAAAAY far fetched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 10/14/2010

    " I really liked this book. It was hard for me to put it down because I kept wanting to find out what was going to happen next. I will definitely be reading more of the Eve Duncan series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 10/1/2010

    " na ja... so so :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 9/20/2010

    " I loved this book. Very good and did not know what was gonna happen until the end. I like this type of character building and the plot. Very intriguing book..Can't wait to read more about Eve Duncan... "

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