Kendra Michaels, Book #7

By Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

ISBN: 9781538762929

Author Website: irisjohansen(.)com

Author Website: royjohansen(.)com

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Investigator Kendra Michaels — whose former blindness has left her with uniquely insightful observational skills — must put her life on the line to catch a terrifying murderer setting his sights on some of society’s most vulnerable in this electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times and Edgar Award winning writing duo Iris and Roy Johansen.

Dr. Kendra Michaels, blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses–honed during her years in the dark–and keen deductive abilities.

Now her skills are needed uncomfortably close to home. Two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her formative years. But the murders are puzzlingly dissimilar: one victim was brutally stabbed, while the other was killed by a bullet to the head. Are the crimes related? Or is Kendra on the hunt for more than one dangerous killer?

With the killer (or killers) still on the loose, Kendra must put her life on the line to unravel a terrifying conspiracy. But Kendra soon discovers that she herself may hold the key to the deadliest secret of all. (Goodreads)


Kendra is very good at her job and she works very hard to help others. Her senses are extra sensitive and in tune to her surroundings because she was blind for many years of her life, and she feels  that allows her to see and hear things that others do not. Before she got her sight, she went to a school for the blind, so she has a special place in her heart for them. When two staff members from the school are murdered, the crime becomes personal to her. But it will not be easy for her to solve it. In fact it will be very dangerous for her. 

The characters are well developed and well rounded. Kendra has very strong opinions and she doesn’t like it when others disagree with her. I felt that she was a little too argumentative a lot of the time and I got a little tired of it. She especially likes to argue with Adam, her partner and their bickering and banter was very entertaining. The best character in the book was the dog, Harley, he stole the show.

There is so much suspense and tension in this book, and there are so many twists and turns, that sometimes I did not know if I was coming or going. At times I was afraid to keep reading because I did not know what was going to happen next.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a suspenseful romantic book. If you enjoy fast paced action, check this book out.