Book Review: I Can See You – Karen Rose

Title: I Can See You
Author: Karen Rose
ISBN: 9780446538350
Pages: 640
Release Date: August 5, 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Mystery
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4 out of 5

Summary:

Six years ago, Eve Wilson was brutally assaulted and left for dead by a killer.  Now, she’s managed to rebuild her life, a student by day and a bartender by night.  Her physical scars are almost gone, removed by plastic surgery, but her emotional scars are a different story. 

When a murderer starts targeting women, the police have no leads.  But when Eve realizes that the murders may be connected to a study she’s running, she is thrown into a case where nothing is as it seems.

Review:

I’ve been in the mood for mysteries lately, so I picked up this novel looking for an engrossing mystery.  I’m pleased to say that’s definitely what I found – Rose has a talent for weaving complex storylines and keeping the reader guessing.

I enjoyed getting to know Eve, though I didn’t realize she was the protagonist in Rose’s debut novel, Don’t Tell, until after I finished this book.  I probably won’t be going back and reading that one because I feel like this book covered the events of that one pretty well.  I didn’t feel like I was missing anything, though I did find the sheer number of people she was friends with confusing.  There are a lot of characters connected with Eve, and I assume that would be clarified had I read the novels in order.

I Can See You didn’t really have trouble keeping my attention, though it definitely is long and a lot happens.  Sometimes I felt like a little too much had happened to Eve, but it never really hampered my enjoyment of the story.  I felt like the mystery was well-written and I definitely didn’t guess the outcome until right before the police figured it out.

I enjoyed I Can See You and will definitely be keeping an eye out for Karen Rose’s future works.  If you’re looking for a good mystery that will keep your attention over a day or two, this is a good one to choose!

Comments

  1. As I’m sure I’ve said before, love a good mystery. The challenge is to read one that I will remember a year (or even a few weeks) down the road! Even if I don’t, there is something really fun and stress-free about dipping into one of these.

  2. As I’m sure I’ve said before, love a good mystery. The challenge is to read one that I will remember a year (or even a few weeks) down the road! Even if I don’t, there is something really fun and stress-free about dipping into one of these.

  3. I’ve got one of Rose’s books on my shelves and have hesitated reading it because I thought it was more romance than mystery. After your review, I suspect I’ll like it!

  4. I’ve got one of Rose’s books on my shelves and have hesitated reading it because I thought it was more romance than mystery. After your review, I suspect I’ll like it!

  5. I have this one on my TBR list, first review I have seen on it.

    I love that you read so much and share most of your thoughts.

  6. I have this one on my TBR list, first review I have seen on it.

    I love that you read so much and share most of your thoughts.

  7. I am not a big mystery/suspense reader, but this book does sound like something I might like. I haven’t come across this book before, but I will be keeping an eye out for it now!

  8. I am not a big mystery/suspense reader, but this book does sound like something I might like. I haven’t come across this book before, but I will be keeping an eye out for it now!

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