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All Seeing Eye

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  657 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Picking up a small pink shoe from the grass forever changed young Jackson Lee’s life. Not only did its presence mean that his sister Tessa was dead—murdered and stuffed in the deep, black water of a narrow well—but the shoe itself told him so.

Tessa’s death triggers an even more horrific family massacre that, combined with this new talent he neither wants nor can handle, th
Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Pocket Books
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Yet another genius Rob Thurman snarky antihero that you can't help but love.

I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book at first because I'm not much of a main stream thriller fan. But I love everything Rob writes & I do enjoy a good mystery & this definitely fit the bill. While I was able to figure out a couple of plot points, it didn't take away from the story at all. And the chemistry between the characters has a real "buddy cop" movie feel too it but I totally mean that in
Jul 27, 2012 Jayda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Stephen King Fans, Mystery Readers, Supernatural Thriller Addicts
Full disclosure: Rob Thurman is my client. So yeah, I'm one of her biggest cheerleaders, but not because she's a client. I fell in love with her twisted and darkly beautiful imagination before we partnered up, so... these opinions are truly objective.

As a rule, I don't review client books - I only give honest star-ratings. But this book is SO special, I had to SAY some things about it, if only to get it out of my system. ;)

1. Imagine PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and INSIDIOUS mixed with the TV shows MED
T. Edmund
All Seeing Eye introduces Jackson Lee, a tough living, bad-ass, psychic, who gets drawn into a bizarre plot that pulls him to the limits of his abilities, and sanity.

Despite flirting with melodrama, Thurman successfully pulls together the supernatural, familial drama, action and a more than healthy dose of humour.

All Seeing Eye, is a truly great novel. Aside from an over-reliance on the concept of sociopathy, Thurman does a brilliant job of intertwining a number of plot-lines without contrivance
Adrian Phoenix
As always, another great read from Rob Thurman! I'm looking forward to the next Jackson Lee Eye book. (Please tell me there will be another.)
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
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The death of one of Jackson Lee’s sisters, Tessa, at a very young age, a death that Jackson himself was able to “see” using his gift, spurred a retaliatory act of violence that led young Jackson to the Cane Lake County Home for Boys, where he was called Shotgun Jack, a name he came by honestly. As things go, Cane Lake could have been much worse (it was bad enough), and Jackson even met someone that would later influence hi
After Nightlife, Rob Thurman quickly became one of my favorite authors. She writes mostly in urban fantasy, though her Korsak series is science fiction. All Seeing Eye is squarely in the mystery genre, although it does have a "supernatural" element. Jackson Lee has a talent - psychometry, the ability to read the past from touching things (people, objects). Initially, the book reminded me of Charlaine Harris' Grave series. However, Thurman has written a much better mystery to go along with her pr ...more
Kenneth Hursh
Eye is a story about revisiting the past to uncover the truth and come to grips with decisions made. Jackson Lee Eye’s troubled past involved the deaths of his parents and younger sister. The vehicle that allows Eye to revisit his past is Eye’s psychic ability. He can learn all about a person simply by touching an object the person owns. If he touches the actual person, the flow of information can overwhelm Eye and put him in the hospital.

Eye is a curmudgeonly loner who sees his “gift” as a cur
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Spectacular, just like everything else she writes. I couldn't put it down. I hope, hope, hope we see more of Jackson Lee Eye in the future.
This is a nice suspenseful thriller with a psi-powered twist, but I didn't like it as well as Thurman's Leandros books. The mystery aspect didn't work for me-- it was fairly obvious from the start who the baddie was-- and some of the plot points seemed a tad too convenient, but I enjoyed the story overall. Thurman does a good job of having the viewpoint narrator misdirect the reader; you have to observe what he does, not take what he says at face value. Some of the observations about mind-readin ...more
Jackson's story is the background to this mystery. It starts with how he got his powers of psychometry and how he deals with it in his life. The way the story of his life unfolds is a bit different than what we are used to in these stories. Instead of having it laid out before us, we are often playing catch-up, but nothing is missed. Even though there were times you knew you were missing information, you knew it was coming since this book is not part of a series. I actually enjoyed the way infor ...more
“All Seeing Eye” by Rob Thurman is a mesmerizing suspense novel that explores the use of psychic phenomena in a harsh society. Jackson Lee’s childhood is destroyed with the death of his younger sister Tess and the horrific aftermath that stems from that event. His very real psychic power fails to protect his family from destruction but he never loses his desire to rescue Tess’ twin sister and provide a better life for her. He parlays his talent for psychometry (the ability to determine informati ...more
Mandy's Review:

I am a huge fan of sarcasm. It is the main source of humor for me. So, when I began reading All Seeing Eye and saw how sarcastic Jackson was, I fell in love with his character. I laughed so many times I lost count.

Jackson had a horrible home-life growing up. His mother was married to a lazy man who liked to hit Jackson. Jackson took care of his younger twin sisters because his mom was too busy working to effectively be a nurturing mother while Jackson's step-father just sat on his
Cherry Mischievous
This book made me cry buckets! Specially towards the end. So make sure you got a box of kleenex handy, just in case. Rob Thurman brought into this book the same fantastic story telling quality that I've come to know of her with the Cal Leandros series. And I think, because of that, this book is very fast-paced indeed! Read the book in one day... I got a few nitpicking issues with the reincarnation subject matter but I am willing to let it slide for now for the wonderful reading time that the bo ...more
The only criticism I have of this book is that the male lead feels pretty much indistinguishable from Cal Leandros. Yes, sure, he's a psychometrist instead of a half-monster. And he's pretty much alone instead of having Nico.

But in all the ways that count for me as a reader - voice, tone, attitude, belief system (which comes down to "do unto others before they do unto you") - he feels like Cal.

Other than that (and possibly even with that - I like Cal, after all), I really enjoyed this book. I'm

For readers who have followed Rob Thurman through the Leandros, Trickster, and Chimera novels, her latest All Seeing Eye far from disappoints. Thurman sticks with her trade mark first person viewpoint and takes readers on a supernatural journey with an emotionally damaged psychic.

As always she delivers in-depth characters and page turning drama. It was refreshing to experience a one book adventure from Thurman, who seems just as capable of writing stand al
You know how when the author of your favorite series writes a book outside of that series so you don't want to like it cuz you just want to keep reading more of the other series?

That's how I was with this book, which is totally a messed up way of thinking, but hey, I'm a tad messed up. But, of course I was going to read it anyway, because it's written by Rob Effin Thurman.

Yes, her middle name is Effin.

Yes, in my head I'm thinking a different word that begins with F, but I'm trying to be a good
Rob Thurman strikes again and bats this one out of the park and into orbit...IMHO.

Jackson Lee, the All-Seeing Eye, comes from a terrible childhood to a self-supporting and somewhat honest psychic-for-hire, gets roped, against his will, into a top secret project to help "save" a childhood friend. One he never realized or admitted to himself really was a friend.

Along the way he discovers the extremes in which humans will go. Good, evil and some who are simply not to be trusted in any way.

He discov
Recommended for fans of Dean Koontz and Stephen King.

So everyone knows I have a total fangirlcrush on Rob Thurman, which is fine, but this book was really awesome. There were a couple of things that were predictable--but more like, "if you don't give me x payoff, I'm going to be really disappointed," rather than, "Jesus, I saw that coming a mile away" cough cough Cassandra Clare cough. I'm completely in love with her Voice. Her narrators have a lot in common with one another (with the exception
This was my first book from this author and I was astounded! It was amazing! I did have a suspicion of who the culprit was from about the middle of the book, and I was highly rewarded to find out I was right. The poetic justice in the end had me smiling. I WOULD have given it five stars if not for the language. This author is amazingly talented and has a gift comparable to Mary Higgins Clark. She doesn't need the "F" word in there to make it better. I would love to read more of her, but unfortun ...more
So sad MacLeod Andrews wasn't the narrator
Alisi ☆ needs to stop starting new books ☆
I wanted to like this one way more than I did. This was the first book by this author that I've read so, yeah, I'm disappointed. Especially after the high rating.

I just didn't buy the plot. Not at all. Not even a little. I really wanted to too, so that makes it all that much worse, and the characters are all really stiff, save, perhaps, for Jackson but that's just be comparison to the other characters.

Now, let's see... This book is about a government project gone wrong and a (true) psychic. You
All Seeing Eye is fast-paced, with plenty of explosions and assassination attempts, races-against-time to prevent the reenactment of old horrors, and danger galore. It still remains an intensely personal story told from Jackson’s point of view, in which he’s forced to allow people into his life despite all desire and better judgment to the contrary. And he’s going to have to push his psychic gift farther than he ever has before, risking his sanity and his life in the process.

My only feeble compl
In Rob Thurman's "All Seeing Eye," we the reader are offered a marvelously well balanced tale of murder/mystery and paranormal thriller. Full of mischief, mystery, and supernatural action, we follow one Jackson Lee as his world is turned upside down. When he was fourteen, his family was taken in the grip of a powerful rage when his sister was drowned, his mother stabbed. On that day, he was uprooted from his comfortable lifestyle, doomed to spend his time in the state institution. It was also on ...more
It's so dark, but like all of her books, it's compelling. I can't help but hurt for him, I can't help but root for him, and I can't help but need to turn the page and see what's going to happen to him.
All Seeing Eye is an enjoyable book which combines the thrills of a mystery, a dash of government conspiracy, and a heavy dose of the paranormal. The main character is a psychic who is able to read people through contact. A significant portion of the story is told in flashback as the reader learns about the devastating trauma of his childhood and the years spent in a state run institution and later on the streets and in a carnival. In lesser hands this would have been boring material which kept ...more
Good book.

Written in a "hard-boiled" voice, this is a well done story. The characters are full and real. The story line gets a wee bit out there but what would you expect from a book about a psychic who easily gathers information about people by touching them or an item they have had contacted? It twists a little here, turns a bit there and makes you wonder how someone could possibly survive this 'gift'.

I laughed, squirmed, basically got into the book quickly and wished it would not end. Hoping
Aug 08, 2012 Aggie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a good thriller, with a smart-ass hero.
Shelves: e-book, favorites
Absolutely astounding. Loved it.
Apr 13, 2012 Laura marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I want to read this now!
Shellie (Layers of Thought)
This review was originally published at Layers of Thought.

A dark, fast paced, paranormal novel that’s jam packed with action and snarky dialog. I am thinking it’s for fans of Dean Koontz (but with attitude).

About: Jackson Lee is a psychic. A damaged and sarcastic psychic with a hundred pound piece of lead on his shoulder. This is understandable as Jackson’s attitude reflects his very rough childhood - an abusive drunken step-father; knowing that his favorite little sister has been murdered; the
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Rob Thurman is currently writing three series for Penguin Putnam's imprint ROC FANTASY, as well as a brand-new mainstream series for Simon & Schuster's POCKET BOOKS.
Rob has also written for a Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner Anthology, WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE. This year, Rob contributed a post-apocalyptic, "grim" faerie tale Western to the anthology, COURTS OF THE FEY.

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‘I can tell you what she’s thinking right now, no touching necessary,’ I drawled. ‘She’s thinking if she were three times her size, she would eat you.’ …Every cat that was awake when I’d smoothed its fur with a bare hand thought that. Every cat I touched that was asleep dreamed that.”
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