In I Can See You, Eve, a graduate student, is currently investigating the lure of the virtual communities to see if they can be used to help some people interact better in the real world. Years ago, she was attacked and left with some rather brutal physical and emotional scars. The virtual world was her refuge. Now, she's trying to find out if that world can help others. Noah Webster, a member of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Police Department "Hat Squad", has his own past demons to overcome. When Eve's test subjects are found dead from apparent suicides, he's convinced that someone has murdered them and somehow they are all connected. Together they set out to identify the killer and stop him before more bodies turn up.
This was a really good book. Fast-paced and very suspenseful. The story moved at lightning speed; at times I felt that I just couldn't keep up. It left me breathless. Even though the story was complicated with some great side stories and red herrings to keep the reader on his/her toes, I didn't feel lost or confused about what was going on. I particularly enjoyed the technical/hacker/computer information, although some of it was lost on me. I still found it all very interesting.
My one complaint is Eve's moaning about being broken and unavailable for Web got a little tiring after awhile. If she truly felt that way, she should have followed it up with some clear and concise actions...cutting ties with Web would have been a start. But she didn't. She kept seeing him, leading him on, kissing him all the while grumbling about not being able to completely follow through.
Highly recommended. I'll be looking for more of Rose's books to read.
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I Can See You by Karen Rose, Grand Central Publishing, ©2009. ISBN 9780446538343(Advance Reading Copy), 480p.