The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johannsen
Nell Calder’s life was forever changed the night she and her family were attacked by a madman. Plain looking and overweight, nobody really noticed Nell and she blended into the background, but no more. After an attack left her family dead and face broken and unrecognizable, a world renowned plastic surgeon takes on the challenge of transforming the ugly duckling into a beautiful swan. And she is pissed. Her attacker is determined to finish what he started, but he doesn’t know what Nell looks like. Hell-bent on taking him down, Nell trains hard and transforms from a shy weakling into a trained assassin. She won’t stop until her attacker is dead.
This is my first book by Iris Johansen and I really enjoyed the storyline. It was fast paced without leaving out important details and I was fully engaged all the way up to the end. The book had a well developed plot, I never felt like it was rushed or thrown together. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller and I plan to read more books by this author.