Review: Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I seem to be in a habit of picking up books that are similar. A couple of months ago, it was all about grief in YA. This time, I happen to be reading a biography of The Blind Traveler (he became blind in his twenties after some mysterious illness) and Close Your Eyes where the main character, Kendra Michaels, was born blind but underwent a miraculous surgery in her twenties that restored her sight. Interestingly, the biography noted it’s not that other senses became sharper but rather more
eloquent
and Kendra Michaels demonstrated that by diligently taking notice of absolutely everything (in which everyone can do but do not).

It is this aptitude which made Kendra a valuable asset to investigators. However, she has been previously burnt by failures and horrific images that haunt her dreams. When Adam Lynch, ex-FBI, approached her, she had decided that this was not the life for her and to stay away from any kind of investigations. However, Adam Lynch is not known as The Puppetmaster for no reason, he’s dangled a carrot or two and led her on. Nevertheless, Kendra wished to only be involved in a limited capacity. Things never go to plan, however, as her loved ones are hurt and the fate of humanity is threatened.

Both Kendra and Adam were easily likeable and the chemistry between them generates those little sparks of excitement. Surprisingly, this book is clean (no hanky panky) though who knows how clean the sequels will be 😉 We get to know Kendra quite well in this book but Adam is still a mystery… a delicious one, I hope! As to the actual mysterious case in this book, it was quite complex and fast-paced that this turned out to be a really interesting read. It is, for me, a page-turner comfort-read and I will definitely be on the lookout for the rest of the series.

Many thanks to MacMillan Australia; I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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