Arizona auto mechanic Cadence Moran is no stranger to darkness. She was blinded in a horrific car accident eight years ago that also took the life of her three-year old niece. She knows she was only partially to blame, but that doesn’t make the loss any easier to bear. She’s learned to get by, but there are still painful memories. When she is almost run down by a speeding car on the way home from work, Cadence at first thinks that she is the victim of road rage or a bad driver. But that’s not the case. In fact, she is the only witness to the murder of her elderly neighbor, and now the killer believes that she’s seen the getaway car.Louise Ure paints the glare of a Southwestern summer with the brush of a blind woman’s darkness in this novel of jeopardy and courage … and the fine line between them–as Cadence fights to stop a killer she can’t see.
Fantastic novel, and with such a different theme, the main character Cadence Moran is blind and she is the main witness to a murder, expect with being blind she is a different type of witness, she doesn’t really even know what happened apart that her elderly neighbour was murdered, she can identify smells, noises but she can´t help out much more.
I turned off all the lights. Nobody here needed them anyway.
The novel is written in two different points of view. Cadence and the rest. Cadence´s part is written in first person and the rest in the third person, it really doesn’t have much of an impact and works well. The parts written in the first person are thrilling, suspenseful and in parts scary, as you can feel and smell what Cadence is going through, the author has done a superb job of writing from the point of view of a blind person and this certainly puts into perspective being blind and how lucky most of us are having our sight. I imagined myself listening to audiobooks and not actually reading them. I enjoyed her character, strong willed, survivor type of person given what she has gone through in the past, we don’t have to wait too long to find out how she became blind. All of the other characters are also good, I enjoyed the detectives, and even the suspects are well written characters. There are some descriptions of the area and the hot, hot weather. I think the ending could have been better with more details on the other cases the detectives were covering and i wondered why there was the part with the girl being found in the ghost town that had nothing to do with the book altogether. And being able to fly the plane and land it successfully was a little far fetched. But I would look out for another book if there were more with this character. This is the first time I have read anything by the author.
Thanks to netgalley for my copy of the book.
Louise Ure is a fourth generation Arizonan with a deep appreciation of the magic, the mystery and the legends of the desert Southwest. She still has a large, multi-generation family in Tucson. “If you stay here long enough,” one cousin says, “everything comes through Tucson.” Louise wasn’t willing to wait.
After graduating from the University of Arizona in Tucson, l’Université de Dijon in France, and the American Graduate School of International Management (“Thunderbird”) in Glendale, Arizona, Louise pursued a career in advertising and marketing that spanned twenty-five years and three continents.
In 2002, she decided to follow a lifelong dream and try writing fiction. Of course it would be a mystery novel: her bookshelves at home were organized geographically by where the murder took place.
About the book
File Size: 1165 KB
Print Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Diversion Books (December 9, 2014)
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