Look Behind You

Look Behind You

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego with a most unusual M.O. With each kill, the perpetrator leaves behind mystifying random objects. In this confusing array of unrelated evidence, the one thing that is clear is that the murders all have one characteristic in common: they all require the specific skills of Kendra Michaels, hired gun for both the CIA and FBI. Kendra, who was blind for the first twenty years of her life, gained her sight through a revolutionary surgical procedure and now uses her acute powers of observation to assist in cases all over the United States.FBI investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases from around the country. And the new crimes feature "holdback" characteristics never disclosed to the general public?meaning that one single killer was behind the nation?s most notorious serial murder cases and has now come to challenge and taunt Kendra.The investigators ? a "dream team" of profilers? join Kendra in the pursuit, but as the body count rises and the detectives themselves become the newest targets, Kendra must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making?
Publisher: [S.l.] : St. Martin's Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781466887343
1466887346
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Johansen, Roy - Author
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iluvbooks63
Nov 10, 2017

This is the first book I have ready by this author(s) and will certainly be reading others... I was totally surprised by who the killer was...definitely did not expect it...I stayed up reading because of the suspenseful writing and it did not disappoint.

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Cherokeebandit
Aug 30, 2017

Put briefly, perhaps her best yet.

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reader7176
Aug 23, 2017

Have read about all of Johansen books, while this serial killer had 26 kills in 5 states it was well written and each of the characters had depth. The plot was dramatic and kept you guessing with the final twist at the end. Good read very entertaining!

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maucarden
Jul 09, 2017

First off, I'm not answering what may be some readers first question. Lynch didn’t even show up until half way through the book. Which is neither here nor there as a clue.
Okay, back to the real review. This is a series featuring Kendra Michaels, who regained her sight after surgical intervention. Because of her amazing skills of observation from all of her senses, she is often called into consult by the FBI. She is a reluctant consultant, but her skills are key to solving serious crimes.
The crimes are horrific, the leads confusing, and the San Diego police and FBI office are baffled. Then it gets much worse. Everyone close to Kendra becomes a target. Because most of those targets love her and are as protective as she, they fight her attempts to cocoon them and from being there for her. Not a problem for the killer as it turns out. It's especially frustrating because Kendra's friends are such engaging well done characters. Never do I think of them as "Looks like plant food to me."
I am giving this book four stars mostly on the basis of the killer. What they discover about the souvenirs found at the crime scene is as chilling and original as I've come across in a serial-killer book in a long time.
Gather 'round for quibble time. Metcalfe, mid twenties and FBI agent-can't really happen. Twenty-three is minimum age and in truth, three years experience in one job is almost always required. Twenty-three for an FDLE agent? Almost impossible, unless things have changed radically since I left. Another quibble, if my life was in danger from a serial killer, you can be damn sure I would accept any help, the heck with being an independent man or woman. I’m talking to you Olivia, Jesse, and even Adam.
The jacket description is spoiler city. Which is too bad, some of the pleasures of this book should have been left to the reading of the book.
Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC. I've been reading the Johansen(s) books since the beginning so this was a treat.

JCLLisaJ May 25, 2017

This book kept me reading much later than usual as I didn't want to put it down. I was totally not expecting the ending!

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kaijene
Aug 31, 2017

There's nothing I can do for him, his throat's been cut.

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