Saturday, June 18, 2016

Week 25 Reviews: Close Your Eyes, With Open Eyes


From Goodreads:
The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand.

Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she’s not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Jeff Stedler—Kendra's ex—is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.

From Goodreads:
Blind for the first twenty years of her life, Kendra Michaels learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Kendra's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. She cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand, but her talents are put to the test when her mentor calls on her to help solve a mysterious disappearance and she uncovers one explosive secret that not even the police want her to find. 

My first review of Close Your Eyes
My Review:
Yeah rereading Close Your Eyes, and reading With Open Eyes for the first time! Loved Kendra, and Lynch! They were amazing characters, and I can't wait to read more about them! There's two new books, and then Night Watch is coming out soon, yeah!

I find it hard to see why people don't like Kendra. Sure, she sees a lot more then most people are comfortable, and she isn't wrong very often. But that isn't a whole lot of reasons as to why not to like her! She was kind, smart and strong and resilient!

I hope we learn more about Lynch in future books, because he's something of an enigma. He's the puppet master, and he worked for the FBI before going private because he's a wild card. And he's attracted to Kendra. That's about the extend of my knowledge of Lynch! I want more!

I knew that there was a bad guy in the FBI, but I kinda though that it was Jeff. When it wasn't, that was both a good thing and a bad thing-he was tortured, and it was somebody else, but that he was a good guy! So yeah!

Loved the short story, and what the title meant, that she went into the situation with her eyes open of what it meant going forward, and yeah, it was a short and sweet story, and I just really enjoyed it! Though I don't know where it fits in the timeline-there aren't really any details!

Really fantastic stories, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

Authors: Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Series: Kendra Michaels #1, 1.5
First Read: October 5th, 2012
Read: June 14th, 14th, 2016
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books! And Close Your Eyes is a Wrote that Review Reward Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: July 17th 2012, June 1st 2012

Close Your Eyes:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars









With Open Eyes:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars







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