This paranormal suspense brims with intrigue and immediately hooks readers with its complex mystery. T.L Schaefer combines a racing plot with a clever writing style for a killer story. The revelations in Behind Blue Eyes are perfectly paced, with just enough teasing flashbacks about heroine Sara Covington’s past to make the present-day discoveries more explosive. The build up between Sara and Detective Brian Roney also packs a punch. Even better, the first person narrative gives great insight into Sara, but wisely leaves Brian’s mind untapped— the combination makes for a suspenseful and rewarding romance.

Sara Covington has "the Sight", and it’s not just from her camera lens. Her ability to read auras has made her the best crime-scene photographer in the Dallas area, but she has worked hard to keep her ability under wraps. However, after a thrill-seeking serial killer starts terrorizing the city, her uncanny ability to read the killer’s aura makes it difficult for her to keep a low profile. Detective Brian Roney notices Sara and they team up to try to stop the killer. Initially, Sara isn’t sure she can trust Brian because he's a Null, which means her aura-reading abilities don't work with him. But after the killer strikes again, Sara realizes she’ll have to open up and take a chance on her new partner — and the feelings that are growing between them — if they are going to have any chance at stopping the madman terrorizing their city. (Samhain, August 2010, dl. $5.50)

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Reviewed by: 
Maria Planansky