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Fate in plain sight.

Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone - she's seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she's known since she rescued him 11 years ago from the aftermath of his parents' murder-suicide.

In foster care since his parents' death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies' radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people's dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though - not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn't the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam - is Tessa victim or perpetrator?

©2015 Jason Parent (P)2016 Red Adept Publishing, LLC

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Good but graphic!

This was a very professional sounding audiobook and I mean that in a good way. It went much further into graphic and gross details than I am comfortable with, though. The set up was very interesting with the paranormal element being believable (at least for me) and I am always a fan of mysteries that don't have romance as the glue. It was predictable but perhaps it should have been since it's about a clairvoyant kid.
I am pretty sure I would listen to another by this author and it would not be quite so jarring since I could be more prepared for the gore. It definitely held my interest and I eagerly went back to it even though I was grossed out and more than a little disturbed by some of the visions.
The narrator was spot on. Perfect. She really gave the novel a professional sound.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Seeing evil

What was one of the most memorable moments of Seeing Evil?

This novel is a mystery with a psychic twist that had me interested. It may even be considered as part of the horror genre. Monsters come in all shapes and sizes and the human kind are the worst. Seeing Evil has its share of evil of the two legged kind.Very good story
I received a free copy by Audiobook Boom

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Great teen characters, meh narration

Seeing Evil is a book about the evil human beings inflict on one another. It’s more thriller than horror but has a few disturbing scenes that fall more into the horror realm.

Michael was tragically orphaned as a young boy. Now he’s a teen living with foster parents and dealing with the typical cruelties and horrors of high school. He’s quiet, keeps his head down and minds his own business but one day he finds himself the target of one of the biggest bullies in the school. This scene is horrifying and too well written, if you ask me. I felt like I was in that bathroom stall with unfortunate Michael and, eww, I did not want to be there! Later Michael has a dark and dire vision that eventually comes true. He confides in his police detective friend, Samantha, and she later uses this information to guide her in an investigation.

And this is where I had a problem. The writing is good and the teen characters are amazingly well drawn. You really feel for them. But I would be lying if I didn’t admit that Samantha using Michael, pretty much without his ok, to help her catch a killer bothered the hell out of me. This poor kid had already lived through hell and here she was forcing him to see things he should never have to see. Once? Okay, I get it. But again and again, after he tells her he doesn’t want to do it? Well, that is completely awful no matter her motives.

I listened to this book as an unabridged audio but I’d suggest you read it as a paperback. I felt the female narrator gave a flat performance and didn’t do justice to the material and it took me way too long to warm up to her voice.

Those two things aside, the book was a creepy and disturbing read with characters you will care about. The story gets a four, the narration a three so I guess I’m ending with a 3 ½..

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This book could have been so much better

For the audiobook I would steer clear. The reader doesn't do a good job with articulation or annunciation. At time even the cadence of the reading was off. I think the book was done a complete disservice with this version of the audio. I think the book has promise and needs some reworking and additions. I felt like this was a great outline or first draft and hope that the author goes back and does another revision.

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Totally exceeded my expectations!,

What made the experience of listening to Seeing Evil the most enjoyable?

This audiobook was gifted to me in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I don't have a favorite... There was good character development, lots of growth and no confusion of character relationships.

Which character – as performed by Emma Lysy – was your favorite?

I believe I just answered this question?

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Can we believe what we see?

Any additional comments?

I really liked his book, it kept me interested, great plot development and the ending squeezed my heart:)

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Good book

This book is really good. Imagine if you were forced to do terrible things by the one person that you're supposed to be able to trust: your father. Very good storyline, nice character development and a satisfying ending. I will look for more by this author. I received this book at no charge from audiobook boom in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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Well done but very disturbing

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This book started with an unimaginable crime, segued into another, gave you a breather and then rinse and repeat. It was dark and gritty but well written and well narrated. It was a good listen but I'm glad it's over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Thriller, Thrill Ride!

What made the experience of listening to Seeing Evil the most enjoyable?

The Serial Killer, the Psychic, the Abuse and Police Chase all in one! A Roller Coaster Ride in a book. Loved It! I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first but once I really got into it I was hooked! Learning each characters past while dealing with the present was perfectly written.

What other book might you compare Seeing Evil to and why?

Not sure which one... I know I've seen a few lifetime movies similar.

Which character – as performed by Emma Lysy – was your favorite?

I really enjoyed Tessa's character. A weak abused girl who finds her strength and stands up to her abuser and her own fear.

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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So Much More Than a Supernatural Thriller

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom

This book is not for people with weak stomachs. When looking at it, it seems like a typical supernatural/semi-supernatural thriller. It was so much better than that! The story itself was way more interesting than the synopsis leads you to believe, the characters have this raw quality about them, tons of gory details, and though it wraps up nicely, not everything is perfect for the characters. I would definitely recommend this book.

The narration was great too. I have never listened to this narrator before, but would like to listen to more of her work.

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Average thriller, 3 walks worth

There isn't such a thing as universal grade scale for books, at least not one I can master. For me the standards for audio books have always been lower. And so accordingly this was perfectly decent, because it maintained my attention and entertained, although the narration wasn't optimal. Had I actually read it, I might have been more critical of it. Thing is the most notable feature of Seeing Evil is its consistent mediocrity. It's a thoroughly mediocre thriller about a lady cop and a teenage boy with precognitive abilities chasing a serial killer with OCD. It doesn't have any original ideas or insights, it isn't likely to impress in any way, but it does pass the time and provide some diversion, for me enough for 3 walks, which is very nice, especially provided the audible copy was free courtesy of the author. The second notable thing about the book is that it maintains its consistent mediocrity in the most consistent fashion. It never really dips below a certain line it sets for itself, it's never terrible, it never puts you off either a book or the writer, which in itself is quite impressive for a freebie from an unknown (to me) author. Serviceable fast paced thriller.