Book Reviews of The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan, Bk 1)

The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan, Bk 1)
The Face of Deception - Eve Duncan, Bk 1
Author: Iris Johansen
ISBN-13: 9780553106237
ISBN-10: 0553106236
Publication Date: 10/1998
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
First in the Eve Duncan series. I was impressed by this book and I enjoyed it a lot. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a wonderful book about her character Eve Duncan. It gives more insight into who Eve is and what motivates her in her work and the feelings that she has for Joe Quinn.
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Helpful Score: 1
Eve Duncan, Forensic sculptor, has to identify a face from a skull given to her to reconstruct. Could it be the long ago murdered daughter?
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Eve Duncan book. Iris Johansen always does a great job with the characters and giving you just the right amount of suspense.
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Very good book. Part of series about Eve Duncan.
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If you enjoy Patricia Cornwell, you will want to read this book. I found it very engaging until the very end. I couldn't put it down!
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Eve Duncan, as a forensic sculptor, identifies the dead from their skulls, and while doing that, has experiences no one not in that type of work can imagine! Very good book!
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As a forensic sculptor, Eve helps identify the dead from their skulls. When she accepts work from a billionaire a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct which no one was ever meant to see...Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit...
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This is a haunting story of forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan, who helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan and the skull she reconstructs was a face no one was meant to see. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that the truth goes to the grave ... even if Eve gets buried with it. Very good~~
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Really great book. Love the plot!
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Johansen always entertains. decent story, kind of prdictable
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As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct- a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave... even if Eve gets buried with it.
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This book was fantastic! Lots of twists and turns and kept me on the edge of my seat at all times.......hard to put this book down! If you like Iris Johansen this has to be one of her very best books!!! Book #1 in her Eve Duncan series.....don't miss this series!
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GREAT STORY LINE,I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT ONE..
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I love this book and this series. The ending was so unexpected (which doesn't happen often for me) and every book after has been good as well.
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Eve Duncan is a forensic sculptor. She helps identify the dead from their skulls as a way of coming to terms with the death of her daughter, whose body was never found. When she accepts work from a billionaire, a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct...a face no one was ever meant to see. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, even if Eve gets buried with it.
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It was, as usual, very good. Iris Johansen very seldom disappoints her readers. This is a very good example of her fine work.
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As a forensic sculptor. Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct--a face no one was ever ment to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.
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Fast paced book.

Eve Duncan, forensic sculptor, accepts work from a billionaire. A face emerges from a skull he has given her to reconstruct-a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and decit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave-even if Eve gets buried with it.

Twists and turns keep you guessing.
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I loved the plot in the book. It kept my interest right through, wondering how it would turn out. But I did not like Eve Duncan, the heroine. She is supposed to be this really gutsy tough person who has survived this terrible tragedy, but she just seemed like a pain the butt through the whole book. I hope I like her better in the next book.
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great book
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great book!
suspense from page 1 till the end
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This is, I think, the first of the Eve Duncan, forensic sculpter, series.
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As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct--a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it. (back cover)
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As a forensic sculpter, Eve Duncan helps ID the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered & her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct - a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are dtermined to cover up the truth, & they will make certain that truth goes to the grave... even if Eve is buried with it.
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Once you start reading about Eve Duncan you won't want to stop. They are all thrilling and fascinating. Well worth the time.
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Very exciting book! Iris Johansen's FIRST book in her thrilling Eve Duncan Series (this is a reprint of the very first book). Read this one and you will get hooked on Eve Duncan......what a wonderful character Iris Johansen has created in Eve !!!!! Don't miss this series!!!
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An Excellent book! Very gripping. A must read.
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This is the first Johansen book I've read and I really liked it. The characters were believable and well drawn. It has an intriguing plot with exciting twists and turns.
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suspenseful and hard to put down
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Very exciting and a fast read.
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I really enjoy the eve duncan books...very interesting reading.
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As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct--a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave--even if Eve goes with it.
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An unidentified skull...
A trail of terrifying secrets...
And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth...
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Johansen is always good..this was one of her best
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This book is awesome and you will not want to put it down. I fell in love with the characters.
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I enjoyed this book.. This is the first time I had read anything from this author
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AN UNIDENTIFIED SKULL...
A TRAIL OF TERRIFYING SECRETS...
AND A WOMAN WHOSE TALENTED HANDS COULD REVEAL THE SHOCKING TRUTH...

As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionare John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct--a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth will go to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.
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As a forensic sculptor,Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls.With her own daughter murdered and her body never found,the job is Eve's way of coming to terms w/her personal nightmare.But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from John Logan.A man whose skull has given her powerful enemies.
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I love all her books
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A greta Mystery /Action novel.if you like the tv show "BONES" you will enjoy this book........
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This was my first Eve Duncan book in this series and I really enjoyed it! Very intriguing, a little unbelievable and soap-opery, but an enjoyable read, none the less.
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Title: The Face Of Deception
Author: Iris Johansen
Length: 480 pages
Publisher: Bantam
Published: June 1, 1999
Genres: Fiction; Mystery Fiction

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My Rating: ✮✮✮✮✮

Synopsis:
An unidentified skull...

A trail of terrifying secrets...

And a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth...

As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. Her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstructa face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deceit. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave...even if Eve gets buried with it.

My Review:
The only regret that I have about this book is that I didn't read it sooner! This was the first book that I've read from Iris Johansen and I can assure you that it will not be my last. As soon as I finished this book, I made sure I put Book #2 in the Eve Duncan series, The Killing Game, on hold! This book was right up my alley, as I love forensics and am fascinated with this sculpting process!

The story was in depth, flowing smoothly, with twists and turns in every directions that you wouldn't expect. Just when you thought you knew what was going on, Johansen threw you for another twist. It was an interesting story to read about and kept me captivated throughout! I felt that the facts of the story were thoroughly researched and accurately depicted.

As for the characters, I loved Eve Duncan! I think that the characters were put together nicely to make a great balance in the story. I think that each characters puts their own advantage to the story, making it fill out nicely.

Overall, I very much enjoyed this read and can't wait to read more! I don't think that I will stop with the Eve Duncan series either. I can see Iris Johansen ranking right up there with Lisa Gardner on my favorite author list!
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I really enjoyed this book. I have a new favorite writer and book series.
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Loved the complexity and high stakes of this plot, it really kept me on my toes!

I would've liked a tad (just a tad) more romantic chemistry between Eve and Logan, which would've added a deeper layer of tension to her relationship with Quinn, but overall, I had a hard time putting this book down and recommend it for those new to Iris Johansen!
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ordered this book for my daughter, she just loved it
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After losing her beloved child to a serial killer, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan survives by focusing on her career. The best in her field at rebuilding faces from bare skull bones, Eve specializes in identifying missing children. When billionaire John Logan requests her help in identifying an adult skull, Eve--already swamped with work--tells Logan that she isn\'t interested. But when he volunteers to donate a large sum of money to a charity for missing children in exchange for her time, Eve reluctantly agrees. Logan neglects to tell her that there are powerful, desperate people who are determined to keep the skull\'s true identity a secret at any cost. Eve\'s gut instincts tell her that Logan is holding back vital information: Does the billionaire really believe that he\'s uncovered new insight into the Kennedy assassination? Or does the skull tie him to a mysterious murder? Eve\'s wildest guesses don\'t even come close to the stunning truth that she discovers when she at last studies the restored face. Now she and Logan have proof of a dark secret that could get them killed. And it will take all of their combined cunning and sheer nerve to survive. Well plotted, meticulously researched and spine-tingling, The Face of Deception is a fast-paced game of hide-and-seek, as Eve and Logan race to stay one step ahead of relentless pursuers while accomplishing the delicate, high-tech restoration for which Eve is famous. Leave all the lights on if you read this one at night alone
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Another good Eve Duncan mystery
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This is a pretty good book. Fast paced and interesting.
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good murder mystery
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The character, Eve Duncan, is great! I liked this fast-paced book a lot.
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Excellent book one of the Eve Duncan series.
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Forensic Sculptor, love and murder, deceit.
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Good read!
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Looks can kill. . .
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Very good Eve Duncan series
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Great beginning to Eve Duncan series. Read it in one night!
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Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series started with this book, and it's a humdinger. Well worth even buying new!

From back cover: An unidentified skull... A trail of terrifying secrets... and a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truth...
As a forensic sculptor, Eve Duncan helps identify the dead from their skulls. With her own daughter murdered and her body never found, the job is Eve's way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. But more terror lies ahead when she accepts work from billionaire John Logan. Beneath her gifted hands a face emerges from the skull he has given her to reconstruct--a face no one was ever meant to see. Now Eve is trapped in a frightening web of murder and deciet. Powerful enemies are determined to cover up the truth, and they will make certain that truth goes to the grave... even if Eve gets buried with it.
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Great fast read>
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicions are borne out when he and Milo find there's a link between the artist's death and the murder of a noted blues guitarist. The Twisting trail leads from halfway houses to palatial mansions, and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importance--stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.
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