A music therapist who thrives on helping others, Kendra Michaels cherishes the ordinary life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years - the ability to pick up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her - coupled with her laser-sharp mind - have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem solver. Kendra’s uncanny way of connecting the dots is as baffling to law enforcement as it is legendary.
When former agent Adam Lynch, known as the Puppetmaster, approaches her about a possible serial murder case, she is determined to steer clear. But he’s a notorious manipulator, skilled at handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. And now he holds a trump card: The latest possible victim is Kendra’s ex-lover, an FBI agent who vanished without enough clues to follow - unless Kendra can pick up the trail. And if she can’t, she just might close her eyes again ... forever.
©2012 Johansen Publishing LLLP, and Roy Johansen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
This is a very slow book. The narrator did a good job with the story but I believe this is one of the weakest books written by the Johansens.
I purchased this book because of the Narrator. I am enchanted with the voice of Elizabeth Rogers and her ability with NE USA accents. Waiting for another Archer's Beach book to show up. The is about observing details to solve crime. So, one scene in the book really bothered me and clued me to more places where the writers really needed to pay attention. The protagonists went out into a 110 degree desert without water, had a gun fight then stood in the heat an hour and a half more answering questions to authorities. No mention of discomfort or need for water. Ummm, Not! The book pays close attention to visual, auditory and even aural clues but almost none to the senses of the skin and environment. Still, it was an OK story If I were an editor, I would have sent the manuscript back for re-working before publishing. I may read next in series because it has a higher customer rating. Perhaps they have worked out such issues. I'll have to read some to find out.
It was a good suspense novel, so I was always excited to listen to more during my commute.
I thought having a main character who had super enhanced senses because she spent most of her life blind was an interesting concept, thought not necessarily entirely believable.
narrative was average but really really good story. mystery is very detailed and characters have depth to them
Possibly. My friends think I'm a little weird listening books on my ipod, so probably not.
The story was about my biggest peeve - people trying to control other people. It made me angry. Everyone was trying to control Kendra - just because THEY thought she should do what THEY wanted her to do.
Elisabeth's performance was excellent. She showed exceptional emotion at the most emotional parts. It was her performance that kept me listening.
No. I don't need to go to the movies to get angry.
Narration is great. Story is absorbing and premise of formerly blind woman with heightened perceptive abilities is novel. Recommend as good read/listen
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