Monday, July 20, 2009

Review & Giveaway for "I Can See You" by Karen Rose

Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in DON'T TELL, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face. After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world. However, she remains connected to the Internet for her graduate thesis on using the virtual world as therapy to improve self-esteem. She has become an online shopkeeper who sells faces and bodies to users interested in building a new avatar on a website called "Shadowland." In her new role, Evie maintains "surveillance" over her test subjects to ensure they don't become too caught up in the intoxicating virtual realm.Meanwhile, homicide detective Noah Webster has been investigating a string of suspicious suicides that he believes are connected murders. Noah's investigation leads him to Evie when one of her online test subjects is found dead of apparent suicide, but Evie believes otherwise. Evie is shocked to find herself drawn to someone for the first time in many years and she's reluctant to trust Noah. However, he's the only one who believes her story about the suspicious death of her test subject, and he soon discovers that many of the apparent suicides in his case had avatars in "Shadowland." As murder victims connected to the website begin to appear more frequently, Noah asks Evie to be his virtual guide in the investigation. However, they don't realize that the killer is closer than they think--and that he holds a special grudge against Evie.

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my thoughts:

All though Eve was a victim in "Don't Tell", she is taking her life back. She's moved from Chicago, she's working on her thesis, she's working at Sal's bar (a cop hang out), she has friends. She's slowly taking her life back.

Noah is a cop with baggage of his own. Years ago, his wife & young son were killed in an auto accident while he was driving. After the accident, he sank to the bottom of the bottle and he's been fighting his way out.

I really enjoyed Eve & Noah. You know early on they both have enough baggage to make anyone take 10 steps back away from life, but slowly they are reclaiming their lives back. Neither one wants to drag the other into their trouble. You cheer them on, all the while whispering to yourself, be careful, be careful, be careful because you know the killer's going to get them. At first, I was wondering about fantasy games, like "Shadowland". By the time I finished the book, I thought "there is no way!". This was a good thriller, with just the right romantic touch!

Now for the good stuff!!

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies of "I Can See You Now" to give away!

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