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Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Can See You

Rose, Karen.  I Can See You.

Eve Wilson survived a brutal attack six years before the novel begins that left her scarred mentally and physically.  Plastic surgery and the internet helped her gain enough confidence to come out of her self-imposed isolation.

She is now a graduate student whose  thesis is based on researching the effect of an online community, Shadowland, in building self-esteem.  Then someone begins killing her test subjects in bizarre and very personal ways, capitalizing on the victim's worst fears.

Although fast-paced, the scenarios often seemed contrived and a bit over the top.  I quickly identified the murderer, but Ms. Rose put in plenty of twists that kept me wondering.  That's a good thing.  However, the love story between Eve and Noah Webster, a detective investigating the murders, didn't quite ring true for me, either.  Nevertheless, I wasn't willing to abandon the book.  Hmmm, maybe 3 out of 5 stars.

Fiction. Mystery/Suspense.  2009.  480 pages.


  1. I must have forty unread mysteries on my shelves. So I guess I will skip this one. 480 pages seems long to me.

  2. Framed - When I noticed the number of pages, I was surprised. I have to admit, that it moved quickly and didn't feel that long!