Kendra Michaels

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,340 ratings

Close Your Eyes Publisher's Summary

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
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  • Book 1

    • Close Your Eyes

    • By: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 930

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a good one!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • Sight Unseen

    • By: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    A deadly multi-vehicle pile-up on San Diego’s historic Cabrillo bridge is thought of as a horrific accident - until Kendra Michaels arrives on the scene and perceives it as something much more sinister. Blind for decades and now sighted, Kendra's unusual skill for observation is highly sought after by both the FBI and CIA. Now her amazing conclusions open up a multi-jurisdictional investigation that once again teams her with the FBI and federal agent Adam Kyle as they investigate a conspiracy so explosive that someone will kill again and again to protect it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good story. Needs editing.

    • By Kevin L. on 09-02-14

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • The Naked Eye

    • A Novel
    • By: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    It's been four months since the events of Sight Unseen, and Kendra Michaels is obsessed with trying to track down serial killer Eric Colby. Despite his apparent execution at San Quentin, Kendra is convinced that Colby is still alive. The trouble is, she can't prove it. Even her razor-sharp powers of observation, honed while blind during the first twenty years of her life, have gotten her nowhere. So no one believes her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It could have been good. But it wasn't.

    • By Daniel P. on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Night Watch

    • By: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rogers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    Born blind, Kendra Michaels spent the first 20 years of her life living in the darkness. Then, thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure developed by England's Night Watch Project, she was given the gift of sight. Her highly-developed senses (honed during her years in the dark), combined with her newfound vision, have made her a remarkable investigator, sought after by law-enforcement agencies all over the country. But her newest case finds her uncovering a deadly truth about the shadowy organization that has given her so much.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best in the series

    • By LWK on 02-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • Look Behind You

    • By: Iris Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: with each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels' home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various US cities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Characters

    • By Betty Evans on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • Double Blind

    • By: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

     Kendra Michaels is reluctant to help the FBI with the most recent case they've brought to her...until she hears the details: The body was found just blocks away from Kendra's condo. The man was carrying an envelope with Kendra's name on it, and inside was an SD card with what appears to be an innocuous video of a wedding reception. And just one week before the attempted delivery of this mysterious video, the groom in the video was murdered. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Jamie on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49