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I Can See You (Romantic Suspense #10)

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  5,177 Ratings  ·  309 Reviews
"New York Times" bestselling author Karen Rose delivers her latest pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and everyday reality blurs when it comes to murder.
Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later,
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2009)
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I don't know how Rose does it but she manages to make every story in this series unique and compelling.

Eve Wilson, who we met in the first and fourth books in the series, is now living in Minneapolis, in grad school and working part time in a bar that is a frequent hangout for police. One detective, Noah Webster, only comes there because of Eve. But, neither has ever said word one to the other in a year. That is until their paths cross outside of the bar at the scene of what eventually becomes
Jan 01, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense
If you love police procedurals, TV shows like C.S.I., or just like to play detective while you read, you'll love this latest book by the master of the diabolical villain, Karen Rose. Boy, does this lady have one twisted imagination! I'll not go into detail about the plot, because there's some good reviews that get into that, and I'm not sure I could explain it adequately either. It has to do with hunting down a serial killer who chooses his victims from an online, virtual reality video game call ...more
Jan 01, 2009 jenjn79 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author
Maybe I'm a little biased because I'm a devoted Karen Rose fan (actually bought the hardcover for this book - which says a lot), but this was a fantastic book. Right from the very start Rose drew me into the characters and the story. After that, I had a hard time putting the book down.

I Can See You is Rose's 10th full length novel. It's important to note that all those ten connect in one way or another. Her characters and stories all take place in the same "universe." So there are a lot of vario
What I learned from this book:

I am a woman in my 40s which makes me just like the victims.
I don't have a man in my life which makes me pathetic.
I don't have children which again, makes me pathetic.
I have a cat or two which shows that I have sublimated my need for love into pet ownership.
I have an active on-line life which makes me open to hacking and stalking.
I do enjoy routines--work, recreation--which makes me relatively easy to find.

All of these factors prove I live outside the mainstream soc
Jane Stewart
Oct 28, 2015 Jane Stewart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good for romantic suspense.

This is not light reading. One of the reasons it’s long is because we watch the serial killer plan, get, and kill many people. It’s hard to believe that he gets away with so many things. You’d think someone somewhere would see something. But it makes a good story. And it makes a long story. There is no rape, but the reader does watch torture.
There is a happy ending for the good guys. I had a minor problem with hero stupidity - in Spoiler below.

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Ana T.
I had 2 reasons to want to read this book, first because I was curious to what Rose was going to come up with after the Vartanians and second because I was curious to read Eve’s story after having met her in a previous book. I’m happy to say that I enjoyed it very much.

In this story Rose introduces a new group of people, the police force known as the Hat Squad of which the hero – Noah – is a part of. Eve, who has been a victim, has now tried to move on with her life and is a college student work
Feb 18, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: top-author, audio
I am not a massive fan of romance - it makes me feel a little bit sick ha!
I love Karen Rose - she manages to meld police procedural and romantic shenanigans in a (mainly) non sick making way!
Her characters are always damaged and fragile people which immediately evokes a 'mothering instinct' (where the mother hen did that come from?!) in me that has me routing for them to the end.
I don't know how she does it - I am not a sap! - but she gets me every time.
Love that all her books are linked - l
Jess the Romanceaholic
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.

As you can see from the title, it's book 10 in a series of interconnected stories. I've never read any of the other novels, but honestly I didn't realize it was part of a series when I picked it up. Many times, when a series gets past its second or third book, it's impossible to pick up with whatever the newest novel is without being completely and utterly lost (yeah, that's right, I'm talkin about you, Warden). ICSY, however, did a fantastic job of standing a
Wow! Another page turner. Excellent thriller-suspense and I wasn't sure who the bad person was until the end. Great characters. The focus of this story centered on Eve Wilson (from earlier books) and Noah Webster; however, characters from earlier books popped in and out as well. New characters were introduced, too. A story was set up between Olivia and David, I think.

I Can See You revolved around an Internet role playing game, "Shadowland." Scary stuff. The killer was very sadistic and this boo
Jul 21, 2015 Tintentraeume rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Sie zitterte nun vor Angst, und genau so mochte er es. Die Worte, die durch seine Hand gedämpft wurden, klangen wie "Bitte, bitte". Das sagten seine Opfer immer. Und er mochte höfliche Opfer. [...] "Ich nehme jetzt die Hand weg. Wenn du schreist, bringe ich dich um." Manchmal schrien sie. Immer brachte er sie um. Er ließ seine Hnd von ihrem Mund zu ihrem Hals gleiten. "Tun Sie mir nichts", wimmerte sie. "Bitte. Ich gebe Ihnen auch alle Wertsachen. Nehmen Sie, was Sie wollen." "Oh, das werde ich ...more
Narrator: Elizabeth S Rogers

I enjoyed this even more on audio:D Rogers did a wonderful job with the narration and I so wish they had gotten her to do the ones Marguerite Gavin did. Gavin's voice had that high-pitched whine I dislike whereas Rogers' was just right. Even her male characters were good and Abbot's (Noah's police boss) was so gravelly, it stood out amongst the rest - important since he appears a lot.

I found the plot even more intricate and eventfu
A serial killer has started terrorizing the women of the Twin Cities. He stalks them in the virtual world, sets up dates in the real world, follows them home and submits them to their worst fears before killing them. Every murder is staged as a suicide with the woman hanging from a hook in her bedroom, dressed and made-up as a prostitute, her eyes glued open, an overturned stool under her, a pair of red pumps on the carpet.

Detective Noah Webster suspects foul play when a “suicide” looks just lik
Matt B
May 03, 2013 Matt B rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointments
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Oct 14, 2015 Voracious rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up with some trepidation, following my last 3 star attempt at reading a Karen Rose. I've always maintained that she writes a great thriller but that the romance spoils it. I'm all for romance and given that I'm a huge Jackie Collins fan, I'm certainly no prude! However, when romantic scenes start to exceed five pages, I tend to get a bit bored. That wasn't the case with this particular Karen Rose and I loved it from start to finish. I even managed to get to the end of 628 page ...more
Jun 16, 2010 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome. This is the first of Rose's books that I've read and I couldn't put it down. Both a fast-paced murder mystery/thriller and a love story, the characters drew me in and I found myself caring deeply for them. Although the amount of awful situations that Eve, the protagonist, has found herself in stretches belief a little, her combined strength and intense vulnerability make her very appealing and I was rooting for her all the way to the end. The plot has plenty of twists and turns and kept ...more
Loved it, loved it, loved it! Karen Rose has become one of my all time favorite authors. She is an absolute must read for me. This is book 10 in her series, but not all of the books have the same characters in them. Eve in this book was introduced in the very first book of the series, Don't Tell and reappears in Nothing to Fear (she may have been in a couple of others, but just mentioned, nothing big). In any case, I would definitely recommend starting at the first book and reading the entire se ...more
Gizella Tóth
Mar 02, 2015 Gizella Tóth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just can't believe it. How can a series get better and better book by book?
Bin doch froh, das ich es beendet habe.
Ist aber für mich trotzdem nicht ihr stärkstes Buch.
Mar 08, 2017 Lainy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to follow xxx
Jun 13, 2013 Antje rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Eve Wilson hat die Hölle auf Erden erlebt. Nach einem Mordanschlag ist sie für immer gezeichnet. Dennoch versucht sie sich eine neue Existenz aufzubauen. Sie studiert Psychologie und ist Leiterin eines Forschungsprojekts. Als sechs ihrer Testpersonen auf grausame Weise ums Leben kommen, hat Eve ein schockierendes Deja-vu. Steht sie erneut auf der Liste eines psychopathischen Killers?
Ein Fall für Detective Noah Webster, der die schöne und verletztliche Eve um jeden Preis schützen will."

Eve Wils
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Jun 19, 2012 Best Crime Books & More rated it really liked it
I am a pretty avid Karen Rose fan I must admit, and I have been slowly working through her older books I have yet to read. Before I started this one I glanced on other Amazon reviews to see what other people thought. One thing that frustrated me was a low rating this book was given due to the `romance' aspect of it. The one thing I do know about Karen Rose, and something potential readers should know is that her genre is `romantic suspense'. The genre kind of gives it away, but if you only want ...more
Kelly Moran
Jul 23, 2009 Kelly Moran rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Author Karen Rose is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winner. Other titles include: Nothing to Fear, Count to Ten, You Can’t Hide, Die For Me, Scream For Me, Don’t Tell, I’m Watching you, Have You Seen Her, and Kill For Me. When she’s not writing, she’s practicing for her next karate belt test. Karen resides in Florida with her husband, (an avid fisherman), and her two daughters, (who also like to write).
Eve Wilson was finally emerging out of her dark place after being horribly sc
Alexa Ayana
Feb 20, 2016 Alexa Ayana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ini pertama kalinya aku membaca buku Suspens Thriller dari Karen Rose dan.. WOW. Buku ini jelas mengingatkanku kembali pada serunya misteri penyelidikan pembunuhan sejak terakhir kali aku membaca Agatha Christie dkk. Buku ini memberikan paket lengkap detail suspens thriller super intens seperti buku-buku suspens murni tapi juga memberikan romance yang cukup membuat berdebar-debar. Buku ini jelas bisa dibaca oleh pria dan wanita.

I see you adalah buku ke-10 dari seri Romantic Suspens sehingga aku
Diane V-R
Sep 08, 2011 Diane V-R rated it liked it
"Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of appar ...more
May 12, 2011 Shannon marked it as to-read
This is the the first book i read from this person and I really like it Here is a review


Evie Wilson was the victim of the villain in DON'T TELL, an assault which resulted in paralysis on one side of her face. After her injury, Evie retreated into the virtual realm, seeking refuge from the public eye by interacting with online friends. Now, with the help of a surgeon, Evie's face is restored and she is ready to return to the real world. However, she remains connected to the internet for h
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
I've read so much crime fiction over the years that they can start to become formulaic, but I was pleased to lay my hands on my first Karen Rose book as it appeared to have a slightly new angle. The killer in this novel stalks avatars in an online game, gets to know them and their fears and then kills them in the real world, staging their murders as a suicide.

Eve is a survivor of attempted murder by a serial killer many years ago and is working on a thesis around victims using online worlds as a
Aug 20, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
Graduate Student Eve Wilson is doing a study on the effects of the virtual world on people who play computer games. When Eve quickly discovers that a killer has targeted her test subjects, she talks to Detective Noah Webster who is investigating the suicide of one of the computer gamers. Noah believes that Martha Brisbane was murdered. Now he and Eve must work together to uncover the serial killer who has now targeted Eve.

I was hooked on this book from the first page. Eve became a computer exper
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Mar 16, 2013 Jillian (NetGalley Addict) rated it it was amazing
Eve has been in the path of two psychotic killers, both of them left scars on her. She moves to a new city, starts school and has her scars removed. Even after changing her life she still has hang ups and doesn't think she is capable of having a relationship. Noah is a detective and a recovering alcoholic; he goes to the bar that Eve works at just so he can watch her. The two of them finally get together when the police discover that recent murders staged as suicides are connected to Eve and her ...more
Dec 12, 2009 Ami rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I have problem with prior book to this (that I have YET finished), "I Can See You" reminds me why Karen Rose is one of my most favorite romantic suspense authors. The crime, the secondary characters, do not take over the story from the heroine and hero on this book: Eve Wilson and Noah Webster. And I can feel the pull between them from the very beginning. I think having recurring characters in here (David Hunter ♥, Tom Hunter, Olivia Sutherland) make the story compelling. It's a good addit ...more
Aug 17, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2015
4.5 stars

Another very well-written, complex detailed, multiple emotion book. I enjoyed seeing characters mentioned from previous books. This took the story to the Twin Cities. Since I lived there the past 30+ years I like that. But it didn't really utilize any places I recognized, it could have been set anywhere. The romance in these stories is blended well with the action/mystery. Things progress quickly sometimes because of the life / death situations. It isn't too fast in the story though.

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Internationally bestselling, RITA-award winning, author Karen Rose was born and raised in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. She met her husband, Martin, on a blind date when they were seventeen and after they both graduated from the University of Maryland, (Karen with a degree in Chemical Engineering) they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Karen worked as an e
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Other Books in the Series

Romantic Suspense (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Don't Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1; Chicago, #1)
  • Have You Seen Her? (Romantic Suspense, #2)
  • I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3; Chicago, #2)
  • Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4; Chicago, #3)
  • You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense, #5; Chicago, #4)
  • Count to Ten (Romantic Suspense, #6; Chicago, #5)
  • Die For Me (Romantic Suspense, #7; Daniel Vartanian, #1)
  • Scream for Me (Romantic Suspense, #8; Daniel Vartanian, #2)
  • Kill For Me (Romantic Suspense, #9; Daniel Vartanian, #3)
  • Silent Scream (Romantic Suspense, #11; Minneapolis, #2)

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“David's was the first face I saw when I woke up from the surgery to sew up my leg." Eve made a face. "It was like a bad rerun. His face is always the first one I see when I wake up from an attack by a homicidal lunatic.” 0 likes
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