Sight Unseen

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Sight Unseen

Kendra Michaels, #2

Kendra has always fascinated me. I would love to have half the attention to detail she does. She spots things others don’t, she smells things others don’t and sometimes she even hears things others don’t. When she got her surgery to correct her blindness she could have easily let her other senses go but she didn’t, she held onto them and honed them to make her a better person. I love how caring and free spirited she is. She could do anything she wanted but she chose to make her life’s work about helping disabled kids through music. She really enjoys it and I think it’s really great.

Kendra is on a blind date set up by her mother when she notices an accident being reported on the news. She gets really angry when the police accept it as an accident instead of the deliberate and choreographed murder it really is. She talks her date into going to the crime scene and lets the police know that in no uncertain terms that this was not an accident. The story gets more adventurous from there.

Unknown to Kendra the crime scene was a taunt, a challenge if you will to her. Can she figure out who is doing this and why before more people get hurt? And why do most if not all of the crime scenes seem familiar to her? Is her mother and best friend in danger? And if they are can she protect them? Keep them safe? Alive, until things are figured out? Or will she lose people that are close to her before she can figure out who is responsible? Will Kendra herself live to see another day and her children? Or will this finally be the case that ends it all and takes her life?

This story was very well written and Iris Johansen has been one of my many favorite authors. I was really glad when she did another book on Kendra because Kendra is a very interesting and truly amazing character and I wanted to know more about her and her life. She has a best friend who truly loves her and sticks by her. Plus her mother is simply awesome.

I was glad to read this and go on another adventure with Kendra. There were so many twists and turns and you never really knew who the suspect was until the very end.

Book Blurb for Sight Unseen

She was safe in a world of darkness.

Now danger threatens in the cold light of day…Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity.  Now she can identify a Nissan by the sound of its engine, a Norelco electric razor by the pattern of stubble it leaves behind, or an obscure colorless fire accelerant by its sweet smell. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her rare powers of perception and observation, too often disrupting the life she has built helping others through music therapy.  Because so very often, only Kendra can get the job done. 


But in this case, it's Kendra who first realizes that the apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, and she rushes to alert the police before crucial evidence is destroyed. As the body count rises and one murder unveils another, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases.  She has a fan: someone who admires her work and is twisted enough to show that admiration through murder--while naming himself after the biggest art forger of the 20th century. He views himself not as a monster but as an artist. And he is not working alone.


As the darkness closes in, near enough to touch Kendra and those she loves, Kendra must come face to face with her greatest fears--and her most ruthless enemy.  A man who moves through the shadows, a man she may even know, who hides behind the mask of sanity, sight unseen.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 4.50