I Can See You

I Can See You

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446538343
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rose
Characteristics: 480 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 24, 2017

Another very good book by Karen Rose. Eve Wilson survived being kidnapped and brutally raped and stabbed. Now she is putting her life back together. She is doing a study on the addiction that people face when playing on the computer in a virtual world. But it seems her subjects are being targeted and murdered. Noah Webster, who is a homicide detective, is assigned to solving these murders. When he meets Eve, sparks seem to be flying. They both are trying to stop these murders and see where their relationship will go. A very good book from beginning to end.

libbyo4 Sep 30, 2013

I thought it was long story that could have been shorter and still kept the story line. The book is interesting,but not one of her best.

Jul 03, 2010

Another fabulous installment in Karen Rose's excellent collection of romantic suspense. Very graphic, very suspenseful. Almost a bit too long but the ending made up for it. Every one of her books is a page-turner.

Sep 28, 2009

A page turner with a strong creep factor, brilliant characters and a riveting plot.

Rose has always managed to make her villains gruesome and really authentic to real-life serial killers. Never have I picked up her book and found the killer to go half way. The level of creepiness seems to just get stronger and stronger with each book I read from her. She's got a unique way of writing the killer's point of view and diving into their mind. So when you get snap shots of his excursions you sometimes wish you could delete the sick thrill that you read because it definitely leaves a disturbing imprint.

Eve was probably one of the strongest females I've read from Rose. Being a victim twice before and dying 'twice' definitely created a spin and driving force for Eve's actions. Still, Rose managed to blend Eve's in your face attitude with the vulnerability any surviving victim holds on to. It was heart breaking reading as Eve got taunted about her previous assault, stabbing and strangulation and it added to the killer's disturbing mind.

I'm definitely intrigued by this 'hat squad' and I'm going to have to Google to get some more facts. Noah reminded me of Joe Friday off of the old radio show Dragnet, especially with the noir style that Rose incorporated into this book. Hoping that we get of the 'hat squad' in future books.

I did figure out who the killer was earlier on but I didn't find it ruined the plot/story for me. Her characters, as always, are so vivid that you're drawn in and curious about what the killer will do next and how it'll affect the cast.

If you're looking for a dark and creepy book I highly recommend this one.


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