The Face of Deception (Eve Duncan #1) REVIEW

272264The Face of Deception by Iris Johansen

Published 1999

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 326

Source: Bought it (in Portuguese)

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 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.

I bought this book without fully knowing what it was about. I knew it was mystery and had to do with forensics but I didn’t know anything about the plot. I don’t usually buy books this way but I had recently got the second and third volumes of the series thinking they were the first and second volumes… oh well…

I liked the book, the characters and the plot was overall really well thought.  I loved the way it unraveled throughout the book and it made me want to read the sequels I have.

I loved the main character, Eve, her story was heartbreaking and I’m exited to see where it goes.

I feel like if you like the TV series Bones you will like this book. Eve works with bones but not the way Bones does in the series and it was interesting to see that part of the identification process. Reading this book made me want to read Kathy Reichs books that originated Bones but for now I’ll just read what I have at home.

Rating: 4 stars



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