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Blind Spot (Bernadette Saint Claire #1)

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  293 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Introducing a heroine unlike any other . . .
FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare's gift of sight allows her to see things others can't. But some things are better left unseen.
Not always easy to work with, Agent Bernadette Saint Clare has been assigned and reassigned to FBI offices all over the country. Not long after she's placed at a desk in the basement of the off-site St.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 13th 2007 by Doubleday (first published January 1st 2007)
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Interesting premise (having the ability to see through the eyes of a serial killer) but the newly discovered ability (talking/seeing/mating with the dead) was a little random and did not really add to the book. Maybe Persons just kind of added this feature in at the end to set her character up for the following books? I don't know but I would have enjoyed this book a lot more without it.

I did however enjoy the police procedural aspects of the hunt and Agent St. Claire's ability to see through t
Aug 01, 2012 Andrea marked it as flipped-to-the-end
Shelves: mystery, fbi
Started out well, but something about the rather self-pitying tone of the narrator put me off - and there was a constant jumping back and forth to the flow of events which made me lose interest. Not a fan of the religious debate as presented, either.
well, poot. I was really hoping that this would be better. strangely appealing premise, and moderately interesting criminal, oh, and a very intriguing main character cliff-hanger, but even added all together, felt like a freshman effort.
This is your normal FBI mystery except that the lead investigator has a physical anomaly where she can see through the killer's eyes by touching an item that he or she has recently used. The skill isn't always perfect and apparently everyone knows about her little quirk and they think that she's a little off.

I found the agent's complaints about others making fun of her stupid. It's not like anyone had to ever know about her second sight - even though she claims that people just 'picked up on it
Amanda Morgan
The first installment of the Bernadette Saint Clare series, “Blind Spot” introduces us to a strong female FBI agent who has a special gift that is both disbelieved and revered.
Saint Clare has just been transferred to the basement office in the St. Paul, Minnesota FBI field office. She fears her new assignment in an out-of-the-way city, in the dark and deserted basement, is due to the special skills she employs to help catch the bad guys.
Saint Clare has the gift of second sight. Thanks to her
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Weston Kincade
FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare is a troubled woman striving to find her place in a world of skeptics. Her story is compelling, if not fully believable at times. This plot was interesting and a somewhat entertaining read, but I never found my heartbeat racing, cared for Bernadette enough to really worry, and, unfortunately, most of it was predictable. There were a couple instances in which surprised me, but only slightly. (I won't say which here because I don't wish to spoil the fun.) The story ...more
It's been awhile since I read a straight mystery and figured that the one I picked up should be good. Blind Spot works on a premise of an FBI agent named Bernadette Saint Clare who has....well, I'm not sure. She's capable of seeing what killers see, apparently as it happens.

While this was a good mystery, the main mystery was the sketchiness of Saint Clare's gift. Not many folks believe her, so she's shuffled to a basement in MN. Her new boss may or may not be behind her with her visions.

She, her
There is a table, smack dab in the middle of the library I go to, promoting over twenty "reader's choice" books. You read, you vote, and if you read enough your name is entered into a drawing for a prize. I first noticed the table when Shannon Hale's Austenland was displayed but hadn't heard of any of the other titles or authors before. Thinking to myself that I liked Austenland so, perhaps I would like the others as well.

This is not a good table for me. Karma Girl, which was my first selection
Bernedette St Claire is a supernatural detective in much the same vein as Ghost Whisperer or Medium. A FBI agent, the agency wants her to use her power of "seeing" through a killer's eyes but also are suspicious of her abilities. She has the typically dark and painful past (and a particularly odd and unlikely one at that) and the typically prickly demeanor. The writing is plodding at times, especially when Persons is describing St Claire's route across the city street-by-street and the character ...more
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I was a little skeptical about this novel. There's only so many paranormal type books that one can read before they start dreading the idea of another psychic gifted hero or heroine. I do have to say that this heroine completely surprised me. She's so different from the others. She sees things from the eyes of the criminals. Amazing!

Aside from the great heroine, the other aspect that had me glued was the way that whatever the author threw at me, I still wanted to read more. Yes, there were sever
book on tape.

Agent "Cat" of FBI has visions. I skipped forward.
more of the supernatural than i enjoy for recreational reading.
she becomes involved with her new upstairs neighbor. But there's something about him she can't quite put her finger on, especially when he offers her a key clue to the killer's identity.
A complex novel filled with quirky characters on the right and wrong sides of the law, Blind Spot reminds us that life is filled with leaps of faith both great and small.
i liked the autho
Nice plot twists!
Bernadette Saint Clare is an FBI agent who can see through a killer's eyes. She get transferred between various offices, and now has been transferred to Minnesota.

I liked this book fairly early on, and thought it would be good. I suddenly picked up on something, a part of the plot, and it turned out to be correct. Another plot twist I think couldn't have been predicted.

I liked this book, and I'm about to go looking to see if there are any others after this one.
Meine Wertung: 4.5 Sterne
Ein schön schräger paranormaler Krimi mit einer interessanten und kuriosen Heldin, die mit ihrer ungewöhnlichen Gabe (und einigen Marotten) ihre Kollegen in den Wahnsinn treibt. Ein Buch absolut nach meinem Geschmack. Freue mich schon auf den nächsten Band um die FBI Ermittlerin Bernadette Saint Clare.

Bernadette Saint Claire Serie:
1) Blind Spot (Blinder Fleck)
2) Blind Rage (Blinder Zorn)
3) Blind Sight (Blinder Eifer)
Wondered about the plot of this book, an FBI detective has 'second sight'. However, the cover flaps didn't go into how much second sight this detective had. I can read and enjoy the story knowing she gets premonitions, sees things. But this book went a little bit beyond that. The plot is good, the writing is good, and I liked the characters. I'll probably get the next one from the library to see how far this goes.
Because of her unusual psychic abilities, FBI agent Bernadette St. Clare has been transferred to many different field offices. Now in the Twin Cities, she tries to learn the identity of a serial avenger who believes in the adage "life for life."

Bernadette is a complex, but flawed character in an unfriendly world. Not as fast-paced as the usual serial killer thriller, but still entertaining. Recommended.
If you do not like paranormal mixed in with your forensics do not read this book. I however have an open mind and believe in the paranormal. This book begins a series with an FBI agent who has the ability to "see" through the killer's eyes. I was skeptical in the beginning, and then go so into it I finished the book within two days because it had enough suspense and weird turns.
Sue Harris
I thought this book was very good. It's about an FBI. Agent with the ability to see through the eyes of killers, (plus another gift that I won't mention because it would spoil it), she is on the trail of a vigilante, that is going around excecuting bad people. Although I am a bit Sceptical about such abilities, it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story.

A difficult-to-work-with FBI agent is relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota. She has a form of ESP that allows her to see crime scenes through the perpetrator's eyes. When she is assigned a murder case, her gift goes haywire. For some reason, she seems to have a bizarre connection to this particular criminal. An adequate supernatural mystery--not great as a procedural.
Apr 21, 2008 Janis rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who likes Andrea Kane, J.D. Robb, Catherine Coulter, Suzanne Brockmann.
Recommended to Janis by: Saw it in the bookstore and it seemed my kind of book
For a new author this was a really good read and I can't wait for Blind Rage to come out. I have a few favorite authors that I will spend the money for a hardback, now it looks like the list just grew. I really enjoyed this book and I love to read books. Some books I don't finish because they are not good but this one is a keeper.
Murders in wintry Wisconsin. The protagonists are a pair of FBI agents. She is psychic and when holding some evidence can "see" through the eyes of the murderer. He is her supervising agent. The book was well written and held your interest from the get go. A good mystery and a great way to spend a summer's day.
Amazing debut novel! I'm not sure where Persons has been hiding, but I am very glad she has come out to play! With a strong female lead, an intense plot and just a bit of the paranormal thrown in this is a near-perfect read.
Kayla Montgomery
Really enjoyed the psychic twist to this detective's work in the town I call home now. I have mentioned before, I really enjoy knowing the sights and landscape where the characters unfold their stories. Good read.
I really enjoy watching the TV show, "Ghost Whisperer". This book reminded me of the show. For some reason, I didn't enjoy reading the same way I enjoy watching the show. The book is very well-written all the same!
this mystery is by a local MN author. It is full of references to places around the twin cities. Very captivating, and a different thriller than the usual hack em up, find the body mystery. Highly reccommended!
I read this book because John Sandford, one of my favorite authors, recommended it. I loved this one and the ending definitely is a lead in to an ongoing series. Can't wait for the next one.
A fast paced thriller with a central character who has special sight. She is an FBI agent assigned to St. Paul and is successful in solving a crime involving a serial killer.
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A first time author, Terri Persons delivers detail with the adept touch of big name authors who have been doing this for years. She was a reporter and freelance magazine writer, and lives in the Midwest with her husband and two sons.
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