The Face of Deception : Eve Duncan

  • by Iris Johansen
  • Narrated by Jill Hennessy
  • Series: Eve Duncan
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan has a rare - and bittersweet - gift. Her unique ability to reconstruct the identity of the long dead from their skulls has helped bring closure to parents of missing children. For Eve, whose own daughter was murdered and her body never found, the job is a way of coming to terms with her personal nightmare. When she is approached by billionaire magnate John Logan to reconstruct the face of an adult murder victim, only his promise of a sizable charitable contribution persuades her to accept. It's a simple bargain, yet its' the most dangerous one she'll ever make. The warning signs are clear. There is the specially equipped lab Eve is taken to in a country inn turned high-tech security fortress in rural Virginia. Surveillance cameras monitor her every move. The telephones are tapped. And then there is Logan himself - by turns ruthless, charming, and desperate. But it's too late for Eve to walk out. The skull has begun to reveal its shocking identity, trapping her in a frightening web of murder and deceit. To free herself, she has no choice but to expose that identity and to trust Logan, the man who put her life in danger, a man who may see her as an expendable pawn.

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Over Abridged!

I should have returned this book because the fact that it was an abridged version ruined it for me.

There is a lot to be said for the pace of a story; abridging can ruin that. This story seemed very disjointed to me - it’s started off with an intriguing premise and then all of a sudden everyone is running for their lives. Huh?

Too much was missing... I could tell it was condensed.
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- Simone

First Rate!

If you could sum up The Face of Deception in three words, what would they be?

Political, Thriller, Trapped


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

It was a great listen for sure..At first I was not to sure if I was going to get into the political setting part of the listen but was intrigued with the plot and taken in with the characters. I love forensic books..that is why I chose this book to listen.


Have you listened to any of Jill Hennessy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Never listened to Jill Hennessy but she made the listen very remarkable and will be looking forward to hearing her in the future.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

"No one will believe you or hear you scream"


Any additional comments?

Looking forward to hearing more of this series in time.

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- Yuvett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio