Release Date: October 1, 2013
About the Book: Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull. Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders crimes she soon learns are all too real.
Detective Mason Brown’s own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother’s organs, though he’s kept the fact quiet. Now he wants to help Rachel find her brother, but when he discovers the shocking connection between her visions and his own brother, he suddenly has to do everything in his power to save her from a predator who is somehow still hunting from beyond the grave.
Wanda’s Review: The premise of this book is exciting and full of mystery and suspense. The tempo moves at a fast pace, never losing momentum. And the storyline, creepy and terrifying, with many graphic scenes, is totally unpredictable.
Rachel de Luca has been blind for 20 years and having her sight restored to 20-20 was a pretty big deal. Rachel is an author who writes about how to create your own miracles, and now she has a miracle of her own. For six weeks after the surgery life was good for Rachel, but then the recurring nightmares begin and life was no longer serene.
Organ recipients are getting more than just the organ donated from the donor. They are inheriting habits, tastes, memories and other tendencies that are not all pleasant.
Detective Mason Brown, a strong and interesting character, is harboring deep, dark secrets. His brother, Eric, who committed suicide early on in the story, was a serial killer, and Mason was covering up this information that could destroy their family. A series of events occur and Rachel is the recipient of Eric’s corneas. The “Wraith” – was he still hunting from the grave? And the story unfolds —
This well written book has an intricate plot that just doesn’t let go and a conclusion that took me by complete surprise. My big disappointment in the book was the vulgar language spoken by Rachel. The “f” word was repeatedly used and in my opinion it cheapened Rachel’s character. I felt this profanity was not necessary to enhance the book. Unfortunately, I never connected to Rachel, not liking her from the beginning to the end. That being said – the author has crafted an engrossing novel – simply a great thriller. My rating is 3.5 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley to read and give an honest review. All opinions shared are my own.
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