The Ugly Duckling (Paperback)

Author: Johansen, Iris

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After being brutally attacked in an assault that leaves her husband and child dead, Nell Calder is transformed by surgery into a woman of exquisite beauty, but with her attacker still on the hunt, looking to finish what he began, a vengeful Nell uses her new face to fight back. Reissue. *Author: Johansen, Iris *Publication Date: 1997/01/01 *Number of Pages: 408 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553569919
SKU 30101129
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553569910
Release Date 1/1/1997
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 1.5T
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Iris Johansen
Known particularly for her novels of suspense, Iris Johansen has seen dozens of her books appear on the bestseller lists. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Johansen was a voracious reader from an early age. Later, raising two children as a single mother, she worked as an airline reservations clerk and wrote in whatever free time she could eke out of her busy schedule. She sometimes arrived at the airport at five in the morning, so that she could have a quiet hour to herself, and she often wrote in the car while waiting for her son and daughter to finish their afterschool activities. (Her son, Roy, is now a screenwriter and has also collaborated with his mother on several novels.) After both had left for college, Johansen quit her job to try her hand at writing full-time. "I was just as voracious a writer as I was a reader," she recalled to one journalist. She began her career by penning romances--many of them for Bantam's "Loveswept" line--and soon became a familiar name to fans of the genre. In 1996, she branched out into crime fiction, publishing THE UGLY DUCKLING, about the victim of a brutal assault who is determined to get revenge on her attacker. Johansen has since become known for her recurring characters, and among the most popular of these is Eve Duncan, a forensic sculptor who creates likenesses based on remains too decomposed to be recognizable. Eve, who is haunted by the murder of her own young daughter, made her first appearance in FACE OF DECEPTION (1998). "[The idea] came from seeing a documentary on the Discovery Channel," Johansen has explained. "I had never heard of a forensic sculptor before. I thought ?What if?' A lot of great stories have come from ?What if?'" IRIS JOHANSEN'S THE KILLING GAME, a film based on one of the Eve Duncan books, aired on Lifetime television in 2011.
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Editors Note If fate suddenly made you more beautiful that you ever dreamed possible, would it be the beginning of a fairy tale, or your worst nightmare?The brutal attack should have killed anybody, but Nell Calder did more than survive. She emerged a woman transformed, with an exquisite beauty found only in fairy tales. Nell Calder deserved a happy ending. Instead, her descent into terror has just begun.Her attacker is still on the hunt, determined to finish what hes started. And Nell, protected by a new face, is just as determined to fight back and take her revenge. But to catch her prey, she will have to expose herself--even if it makes her a killer's prime target.
Editors Note 1 The Ugly Duckling is the story of an ordinary woman who, after tragedy strikes, becomes a moving target--and a stunning beauty entangled in a precarious world of sinister intrigue and desperate desire.
Annotation Nell Calder's life is shattered by an assassin's bullet which kills her husband and child, and leaves her fighting for her life. She recovers from her injuries transformed into a beautiful woman bent on revenge. With the help of a handsome stranger, Nell proceeds full speed ahead with her quest for vengeance.
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