By Iris Johansen

Wrapped up in a brutal research, Eve Duncan, the signature personality of no 1 New York instances bestselling writer Iris Johansen, walks into an obsessive killer’s seize . . . and enters right into a lethal video game that awakens her personal darkest nightmares.
 
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan places a face at the sufferers of violent crimes. She’s engaged on the cranium of a newly came across Jane Doe, her face destroyed past popularity. yet whoever killed this negative lady wasn’t attempting to conceal her identification. The plan is way extra frightening. because the face starts off to seem below Eve’s expert fingers, she will get the surprise of her existence: The sufferer is a person she is familiar with all too good. a person who isn’t useless. Yet.
 
to forestall a twisted psychopath, Eve needs to placed her personal existence at the line. yet that’s now not the worst of it—when her followed daughter, Jane, unearths a extraordinary connection to the case, Eve can’t cease her from becoming a member of the search for the killer . . . a chase that might bring about a terrifying confrontation.
 
“Johansen is familiar with precisely what her dedicated readers wish and offers it to them.”—Publishers Weekly

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