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I suppose it s unfair to read this book after galloping through 3 Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly, but it just didn t even start to do it for me Really surprised it s rated so high.I lasted maybe 15 minutes on a download Slow moving, tedious with in your face hints,clues, and statements that Something Terrible happened to heroine s young daughter, that her mother is an addict gone straight and then TA DA a rugged, incredibly handsome male appears The whole thing shrieked romance novel with mystery overtones I d rather get Bosch 7 and I m on the on line waiting list I just downloaded The Bosch Box which is 8 11 all at one swoop Oh, well. Many of the reviews were not kind to this book One touted that it was not believable There are parts that are a stretch to be sure I think that s why they call it fiction So there must have been some good reviews somewhere for me to seek out this thriller Is mine one of them I think this was a satisfactory read It kept my interest, moved along quickly Our heroine is a forensic sculptor That in itself is what drew me Quite amazing what a vocation such as this can produce I just have to admire the dedication in which Eve Duncan persists to reveal the child who has been found, to bring the lost home, thereby offering family and friends closure Eve s own daughter, Bonnie was murdered, her body never found is the personal nightmare that drives and isolates her John Logan, a man of considerable means offers Eve a very large contribution to her favored charity, The Adam Fund if she will reconstruct the skull of a murdered adult She accepts what seems like a simple, quick assignment which soon turns into the most dangerous decision she has ever made On page 80 I raised my eyebrows in surprise Power and money speak When it s at the highest level it is lethal. An Unidentified SkullA Trail Of Terrifying SecretsAnd A Woman Whose Talented Hands Could Reveal The Shocking TruthAs 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 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 Graveeven If Eve Gets Buried With It I find it odd that this book launched a ten plus book series with break away novels I thought Eve Duncan was the wrong character for this first book to focus on so I can t imagine where it goes from there She s hired to do a facial reconstruction on a skull and the entire time I was thinking why didn t they just go for the DNA first Well, they went for it second making Eve s contribution all theminimal The only way she would ve been useful is if the situation had been a lot less volatile and they d been able to go slowly and carefully I have no idea why she was involved start to finish Really, it was a waste of a character focus and pretty much nonsense.I found Quin creepy and fanatical According to my mom that s the couple to ship I love when crazy men with control issues are protrayed as romantic It makes me want to vomit in a hat.We don t find out what happened to Eve s daughter and although I m curious, I don t think I m going on a 12 book saga to find out I ll wikipedia it after the last one comes out Yes, I m that person Ugh I have the entire series sitting on my table thanks to my mother We ll see I guess.The author has some major story telling vices For example, she randomly dumps the information she gathered during her research in to add plausibility to the story It s boring and obviously done in a look at me, look at me, I m writing a crime story and I did my homework kind of way Authors, please listen If you do research, awesome I won t scowl when I m reading some outlandish thing you pulled out of your ass, but you also don t have to stop the book so we can applaud you er your research assistant Dullsville. Eve Duncan took on a job as a forensic sculptor for a very specific reason She had a little girl named Bonnie Bonnie was killed by a serial killer who has since been executed Little Bonnie s body has never been found Therefore, Eve has made it her life s mission to identify those deceased She does this by recreating their skulls, preferring to work with the remains of children and to then return them to their parents so that they can have the closure that she herself never got to experience.John Logan is a billionaire who will stop at nothing to hire Eve to identify a set of bones Eve is reluctant to work with the handsome, smooth talker who won t take no for an answer It takes a very bold move from Logan s enemies, enemies who know his true goal, to change Eve s mind She knows being offered a ridiculous sum of money for relatively short work means something farthan Logan is willing to tell her.Eve s job is to restore peace to families that have been severely wounded by murder Instead, after entering Logan s world, she is faced with danger, murder and ends up fleeing for her life When she begins to understand the depth of Logan s purpose, needless to say, she is extremely angered and begins to worry, not only for her life, but for that of her mother.While on the one hand readers experience the depth of Eve s grief when it comes to memories of Bonnie, readers are also pulled into a world of political corruption and duplicity When it comes to Bonnie, Eve has vivid memories that keep prodding her forward With regard to the current situation, countless lives will be affected should Eve not succeed with what she is doing for Logan.There are a lot of dynamics to be explored in this book This part of the story is nothing short than amazing For starters, Eve and Logan are working together Then there is Eve s past and her relationship with her mother Also, enter in another man, Joe Quinn, a former navy SEAL and FBI agent, and now lieutenant detective in their town of Atlanta, GA Quinn s and Eve s past and current relationship is explored and this opens up a whole new level of intensity in an already tightly woven, fast moving book.Another character that I enjoyed is Margaret, Logan s personal assistant Her role in Logan s life and this story is pivotal and no doubt she will be a part of future stories in this seriesThe Face of Deception is the first book in a currently 25 book series by Iris Johansen Having received the newest book in the series,Smokescreen,for review, it seemed prudent to begin this series from the very first book In so doing, I got to know Eve, and the other principal players, namely Logan and Quinn Eve is a complex character, saddened by grief, but not broken Instead, she is a powerfully driven woman who will stop at nothing when it comes to showing her skill and her dedication.I so enjoyed this book I am so eager to continue on with this series that I have practically come to blows with my TBR I looked at one of Ms Johansen s books last year, Vendetta, and had an idea that I just might like her writing Yes, I was right After all, reading of a forensic sculptor is quite the experience I was put in the mind of the character Angela Montenegra in the TV seriesBonesMs Duncan has done a fabulous job of creating Eve for readers to enjoy and I cannot wait to take another bite. I first read this book in 1999 and since then I have been following Eve Duncan s life and her heartbreaking search for her daughter s body, which had disappeared without a trace.Since then I have waited anxiously for the release of each book and to date have read them so many times to remember the exact number The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen is one of those books that keeps you permanently on the edge of your seat and you can t stop turning the pages to know what will happen next Eve cannot get past the grief she feels over the loss of Bonnie and to help her deal with it, decides that she will help parents in similar situations, bring their children s bodies back to them This she does by become a top forensic sculptor.She works closely with Joe Quinn, the ex FBI agent who helped with the search for Bonnie and who now works for the Atlanta Police They have developed a very close relationship and we see the development from friendship to somethingas the story progresses Enter John Logan, billionaire and a man with many secrets, who wants to hire Eve to reconstruct a face from a skull in his possession and he needs this to be done in utmost secrecy What she does not realize is the danger and horrors she and the people close to her will be faced with.Shades of treachery, political intrigue, secrets, betrayal and so muchIt s a very intriguing plot which keeps you guessing all the time.There are some very interesting characters the story moves at an incredibly fast pace, never giving you time to breath.Eve is such an admirable woman Despite her heartbreak of losing her child, her terrible childhood, she has remained strong and focused Joe Quinn has a dark past but you can feel the love he has for Eve and how he always put her first in his life.John Logan..wow..this is same hot guy Rich, handsome, interesting and with an emotional pull for Eve The ending is awesome and in fact for me, quite unexpected It s a great book and athan good book to start this incredible series.This book is on my all time favorite bookshelf Book Description An unidentified skull A trail of terrifying secretsAnd a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truthAs 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 Butterror 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 graveeven if Eve gets buried with it. I thought the idea of this story was SO interesting but it kind of fell flat in some places and left me a little disappointed I did enjoy it nonetheless but it could have been SO muchI was totally drawn in by the work Eve does, I found it absolutely fascinating and that s what made this book for me, I just had to readabout what she did I thought the story was interesting as well but after awhile it became predictable and it felt like it was going in circles before coming to the obvious conduisions. The first Eva Duncan book I read was book 19, so I have a lot of earlier books to go through But, I don t mind that because I have come to love this series very much I liked this book very much, it was intense and interesting and I liked getting to know Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn from the beginning The story is very interesting and I was quickly pulled into it and wanted to knowWhose skull is it and why are people so desperate to getting it back There came a point in the book when I thought no way, this is too farfetched, but then Johansen twisted the story onceand then the story seemed to makesense In that bookish way you know Hard to think of something similar happen in real life Anyway, it s a great book and I quite liked John Logan, and I liked that Eve and Logan spent most of the book arguing although grudgingly Eve started to softenandtowards him and let s say Quinn was not all too happy with that, despite the fact that he is married The face of Deception is engrossing, a bit sad, thrilling and, definitely surprising I recommend it warmly This is the laziest book I think I ve ever read The characters are dull and unbelievable, so it is next to impossible to establish a connection with them I didn t find any of them likable, least of all Eve Duncan, a stereotypical strong woman who overcomes so much The plot might have been interesting if it wererealistic I don t imagine a powerful man like Logan would give the reins of his hard work and devotion to Eve, who admits in the beginning to her disinterest in politics The dialogue is difficult to read because the author does not help to identify who is talking at once My biggest peeve was the unimaginative way that she gives the reader information, such as how a DNA test is done This book might be an okay read for someone who never reads and would like something simple and put downable However, for a person like me, an avid reader who wants to be within the story, avoid this book. I chose this book for my Month of Mystery because it is another book of a very long series in which I have been collection the books, but not reading them So I thought it about time to pick up the first book and get started on knocking some of these out.SynopsisAn unidentified skullA trail of terrifying secretsAnd a woman whose talented hands could reveal the shocking truthAs 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 Butterror 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 graveeven if Eve gets buried with it.I knew I would enjoy the plot of this story from the synopsis I think the story really flowed well and grabbed my attention from the start It had such great pacing The story, in parts, were pretty brutal, and I liked that too I like when an author can wrote and not worry about who they may offend, after all a person can decide to not read the book There was plenty of action going on this book and it had a nice creepy air to it great thrills and chills I enjoyed all of the different elements that were in this book The author writes with great imagery and that is always a plus.The characters were all written pretty well, there are a lot of good guys and bad guys and readers will find themselves trying to figure out who they like and don t like, I know I did You get to learn a lot about Eve Duncan in this first book I do like her a lot, she is a very strong female protagonist, but I find that she is a bit contolling, she always has to be at the reigns, and also she has a bit of an unrealistic outlook on things at times Other than that, I really do enjoy her as a character and I look forward to how she grows throughout the series.I can recommend this book really to anyone who likes thrillers, cause this is a nice big thrill ride I look forward to the rest of the books in this series and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I continue to like them I think Iris Johansen is a very gifted writer.