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I CAN SEE YOU
by Karen Rose

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: MILD

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Rose introduces her new Minneapolis law enforcement team with an intense procedural with a malevolent killer. Virtual and real worlds collide in this terrifying tale of stalking and murder. Rose's realistic characters have been damaged but struggle to move forward. Readers get a top-notch and diabolically clever suspense tale and also get a tender love story to boot. It's definitely one for your keeper shelf!

Eve Wilson barely survived a violent attack that left her scarred physically and mentally. Plastic surgery has fixed the outer scars, and Eve hopes her thesis regarding virtual communities will restart her life. When she learns about the "suicides" of several of her test subjects in the Shadowland community, Eve is alarmed.

After arriving at a second murder scene that looks like a "suicide," homicide detective Noah Webster is convinced a serial killer is at work. When Noah learns of Eve's suspicions and connection to the victims, he becomes concerned. This devilish killer knows all too much about his victims and is torturing them with their greatest fears. (GRAND CENTRAL, Aug., 480 pp., $18.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL

Published: August 2009

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I Can See You

Submitted by Robin in PA on August 20, 2014 - 9:58pm.

Graduate Student Eve Wilson is doing a study on the effects of the virtual world on people who play computer games. When Eve quickly discovers that a killer has targeted her test subjects, she talks to Detective Noah Webster who is investigating the suicide of one of the computer gamers. Noah believes that Martha Brisbane was murdered. Now he and Eve must work together to uncover the serial killer who has now targeted Eve.

I was hooked on this book from the first page. Eve became a computer expert while retreating from the real world after being attacked and left for dead several years ago. She is tough, smart, and ready to put the past behind her and get on with her life. Eve met Noah a year ago in the bar where she works part-time, but he has only said a few words to her in that time. Noah believes he is damaged goods and Eve deserved better. But as he gets to know her, Noah decides that he and Eve are perfect for each other and begins to pursue her.

The action in this book is fast moving. The mystery is riveting with several suspects. I did guess the villain in this one, but it actually could have been one of three different people. I highly recommend this book. My rating: 5 Stars.