She can’t see the killer
But the killer can see her…
Naomi Hannah has been blind since birth. Struggling with living in the small, claustrophobic town of Balkerne Heights, Naomi contemplates ending her life. But before she can, Naomi stumbles across the body of a young woman who has been brutally murdered. She senses someone else there at the scene – watching her. Naomi may not be able to see the killer’s face, but she is still the only person who can identify him.
For Naomi, this frightening truth changes everything: she realises that she wants to live, at the very point at which her life is in greatest peril. As the police begin hunting the person responsible and the bodies pile up, Naomi must lie in wait and answer the question that hangs her fate in the balance: why did the killer let her live?
In a town this small, the murderer must be close, perhaps even before her very eyes…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The first time I met Naomi she was on the verge of ending her life and if it hadn’t been for a faithful friend she would have done just that. Still quite distressed she heads for home but literally stumbles over a dead body. Naomi has been blind from birth but senses that someone is there with her. It makes Naomi realise that she doesn’t want to be another victim, she wants to live.
Naomi doesn’t have to see to know that the detective in charge of the case, has no time for her. D.I. Lisa Elliott swiftly dismisses her as a pretty useless witness if she can’t see! My detest of this detective never changed throughout the story.
This isn’t the first time that tragedy has hit the town, a few years earlier a young woman went missing and has never been discovered. The police and traders want to play it all low-key for financial and personal reasons but when bodies begin to turn up like buses the newspaper reporters and paparazzi hit the town. Naomi has never felt so lonely but a rogue police officer D.S. Marcus Campbell, and her ex husband Dane promise to protect her. Between them they are about as good as using a colander as a kettle.
I really felt that Jack Jordan captured his characters perfectly, especially Naomi who lived independently with her guide dog Max. He showed her vulnerability when she panicked but also her strengths and determination to research the past herself. I love it when an author gets you so involved in a story that a knock at the door is just a distant noise like a phone ringing in a dream. He really had me there at Naomi’s side every step of the way, my heart beating just as fast as hers when she was scared.
This story just had my head buzzing from the beginning, especially the feeling of not trusting anyone and I loved the connection between the characters that just added to the tension throughout the story. I don’t think that I have felt so helpless in a book. Then what a conclusion. This is nightmare perfection that will haunt me for weeks. Not a word, twist or shock wasted, just awesome!
HERE IS A ITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of Anything for Her, My Girl, A Woman Scorned, and Before Her Eyes. Night by Night is published 2nd May 2019.