Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Can See You by Karen Rose (ARC)

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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. (From Amazon)


Kristi said...

I love Karen Rose! I really want to read this one!

Becky LeJeune said...

Lori, I've not read Karen Rose yet, but I keep getting the idea (somehow) that some of the books are sort of a series. I think I read that a character in this latest is related to another character in a past book. Are they like Lisa Gardner where you can read them in whatever order you please or do you really have to read them in a certain order? Help.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

This book rocked. I'll come back with my review later. Need to take a nap first :)

Becky ~ while the main character in this book has been in a previous one, you don't really need to read the other first. The only series you need to read in order is the one featuring Daniel Vartanian. Those are SO creepy good! The first is Die for Me.