Monday, July 7, 2014
Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From Goodreads: The #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Edgar Award winning author are back with a new a new novel featuring Kendra Michaels—hired gun for both the CIA and FBI
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. As the killer casts a deadly web of lies, Kendra’s life hangs in the balance, as do the lives of those she holds most dear.
My Thoughts: While the Johansen books follow a bit of a formula, this one wasn't quite as obvious and I found myself really enjoying it and trying to guess at the various twists and turns. The writing wasn't as stilted as I sometimes feel it has been at times in the more recent books, and I ended up reading this in one sitting! The story was good and I enjoy Kendra as the heroine. The mystery part itself wraps up a bit abruptly, but sets it up great for the next installment. I'd have liked a bit more focus on Kendra's relationships, particularly with Adam, as it seems like we'll be seeing more of him in Kendra's books! Overall, a good story, interesting characters, a disturbing bad guy, and enough entertainment value to thoroughly enjoy.
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