The Face of Deception
The first book in the Eve Duncan series (1998).
When Eve Duncan, a renown forensic sculptor, is asked to reconstruct the skull of a murdered adult, she believes it to be a routine job that she takes on, which is given to her by the wealthy John Logan. Much to her surprise, the face she brings to life through her clay is that of someone who is certainly not dead. Not only that, but it turns out this job is one of the most dangerous ones she has ever taken on in her life.