Hindsight by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen @Iris_Johansen @royjohansen @SMPRomance @GrandCentralPub

Posted February 7, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Hindsight by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen @Iris_Johansen @royjohansen @SMPRomance @GrandCentralPubHindsight by Iris Johansen
Series: Kendra Michaels #7
Published by Grand Central Publishing on January 7, 2020
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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..

I really have loved this Kendra Michaels series .  I have given my rapt attention to Kendra who uses all her senses to deduce what is going on in the world. She often helps the FBI  on their cases, reluctantly. There’s action, mystery, intelligent casework and a nice group of family and friends.

Adam Lynch is often involved with Kendra’s cases and adds sexual tension and humor. I have wanted them to get together but Kendra always has some reason to put him off.  The longer this has continued, the more I have tired of it. A person feels what they feel and telling yourself you don’t or won’t feel is stupid. Now choosing your actions, no matter what you feel is quite normal. But lying to yourself and others about how you feel seems immature.

Kendra also seems to have a god complex.  She thinks she knows better, and should not only make her own decisions, but others should do things her way.  She is very sharp and often does have better information to make decisions. But when she is on a trip with Adam, in his arena, she gets angry when he decides to protect her. Her temper and childish treatment of him is not cool.  Kendra seems to be less careful about her own or others’ safety as the series continues.

Kendra only used a bit of her skills in this case. Much of what she did was being very observant and knowledgeable about the place and people.  That really helped her in the end.  But she was also smart, and worked herself almost endlessly.  She needs to spare a thought to her own health.

Similar to Double BlindHindsight has a complex case to solve with riveting action.  Kendra and her allies work to solve the mystery and catch the really bad guys. Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy any of Kendra’s personal (or professional) relationships any more, even with Olivia, because of her attitudes.

About Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen is a New York Times bestselling author. She began her writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996, Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success.

She lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.

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