I could not put this one down. Riveting mystery, great love story - this book has it all. Surviving a brutal attack, Nell has her destroyed face recreated and made beautiful. But will that be enough to keep her attacker from finding her and finishing the job he started? How can she escape when she doesn't know who wants her dead or why? A very good read!
This is a great mystery with a bit of a different twist. The main character was strong and intelligent. Actually, all the characters were well-developed. I enjoyed the story very much.
Iris Johansen tells a great story, and her characters are always a little quirky, which keeps them interesting. She also does great bad guys, and these are among her best. I was sorry to finish it!
This would make a great Angelina Jolie film. A plain-looking, insecure woman is maimed because of a grudge she is not aware of, and through the miracle of plastic surgery becomes a tough, martial arts and weapon-wielding babe. Though not a realistic story, you'll nonetheless find yourself turning the pages to see what happens next.
Iris Johansen keeps you on your toes in "The Ugly Duckling." The main character, Nell Calder, survives an attack by a knife-wielding maniac only to discover her entire world has turned upside down. This book kept me captivated for days until I finished it. It's a great read.