Title: I Can See You
Author: Karen Rose
Release Date: August 5, 2009
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 4 out of 5
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.
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!