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I Can See You (book #10)

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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, he...more
Kindle Edition, 514 pages
Published August 5th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2009)
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Auntee
Aug 15, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Isis FG
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...more
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...more
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...more
Kathrynn
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...more
CrazyPenguinLady
One of my favorite Karen Rose books. It was longer, for one thing, and the characters in this story are a little more flawed than they generally are, which was nice. I love it when the characters are easy to relate to -physically and emotionally- and not plastic dolls with no baggage whatsoever. The way they came together, Noah and Eve, was really lovely in how gradual it was. I hadn't read Don't Tell and Nothing To Fear, so I knew nothing about Eve's background; therefore I was on the same page...more
ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; JANUARY 12, 2014
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...more
Vivisection
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...more
Diane V-R
"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
Mojca
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...more
Kelly Moran
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...more
Antje
"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...more
Matt B
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Colleen
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
Sophie
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
Ami
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
Robin
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...more
Maureen
As usual, Karen Rose is becoming a “go to” name, guaranteeing a great intriguing read ahead of you.

In “I Can See You”, some of the characters are familiar. This is Rose’s way of quickly acclimating you to the action. If you remember these people as side characters in earlier Rose books, you’re a little bit ahead of the first time readers. However, you do not miss anything besides familiarity, so it is a good book for those who haven’t read any of the books. (It is not a series, just repeated cha...more
ChocolatPony
Meine Mei­nung

Da ich bereits einige sehr posi­tive Mei­nun­gen über die Bücher von Karen Rose gehört habe, bin ich mit einem guten Gefühl an die­ses Buch heran gegan­gen. Die Bücher wer­den als soge­nannte “Lady Thril­ler” bezeich­net, da die Lie­bes­ge­schichte einen nicht unwe­sent­li­chen Teil der Hand­lung ausmacht.

Das Buch ist mit sei­nen über 600 Sei­ten im Genre Thril­ler recht umfang­reich bemes­sen. Grund­sätz­lich habe ich kein Pro­blem damit, wenn die Geschichte etwas län­ger erzählt...more
Kerri




I enjoyed this book. It was a "fast" read for me. I liked the story line, characters, but towards the end there was just way too much going on. It took me forever to get thru the last 10 chapters since there was so much going on. Chaotic. I'll read more of her books and just hope the others are not so convoluted towards the end.
Anna Jesse
Geen al te overtuigend boek, maar meer een dertien in een dozijn. In dit boek is de hoofdrol weggelegd voor Eve en Noah en hun prille relatie. Echte spanning zit er niet in, af en toe gaat het boek door zijn vele herhalingen vervelen. de plot zit goed in elkaar, maar is door het missen van diverse wendingen voorspelbaar. De ontknoping komt dan ook niet uit de lucht vallen. De personages worden goed uitgewerkt, maar het had iets meer verhaal en iets minder relatie gemogen. Dat karen kan schrijven...more
Darcy
I found this book to be interesting, mostly because through the series we see Evie grow up to become the Eve in this book. I find it a little hard to believe that one person could attract the attention of 3 serial killers, so I had to just go with that. Why I find it hard to believe is that it would be hard to go on after 1, let alone 2. I would be cowering in my bed afraid to leave. So when another crosses Eve's path, I sort of have to roll my eyes.

With that being said, I did like the mystery....more
Debbie
This book was hard to put down and was full of twists and turns. I had strong suspicions of who the main killer was early on but I was still surprised by some of the other twists the author threw in. I loved Eve’s character and you have to wonder at her horrible luck of being a victim of not one murderer, not two murderers but three. I mean really, can your luck get any worse? And despite all of that horror she still remained spunky and dedicated to trying to help those around her. Noah’s charac...more
Cindi
This one starts out like gang-busters and hasn't stopped yet. Back to reading . . .

I just finished reading Mt. Olly Goddess KaRo's latest book, I Can See You. I started it yesterday and did not go to work today so I could finish it -- which I have just done. Karen is my favorite author for just this reason. She impells me to deliberatly forget everything else. As always, her subject matter matters intensely and all her characters come alive for me every time. I finished this book, took a deep b...more
Wendy Hines
Eve Wilson has been attacked, kidnapped, and died...twice. She has the scars to prove it and after many years of hiding, she's decided to take control of her life She attends graduate school by date and tends bar at night. She doesn't date, she doesn't want anyone to get that close, but if she did, she'd want to date Detective Noah Webster.

Detective Noah Webster is a recovering alcoholic. He only goes into Sal's bar to see Eve, even if she doesn't know it. He doesn't drink anything but tonic wat...more
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...more
Cynfully Sweet
I am so glad I picked this one up at my library! I almost didn't, almost just walked right past it but the blue on the cover caught my eye and WOW what a thrill ride!

Eve is an amazing character. A little "too good to be true" as in perfect, but not so much it makes you want to vomit. She's physically imperfect, comes from a very tragic past, but the fact that she was able to rise above all of that and still be a caring, nurturing person is endearing. Noah's battles and inner demons make this suc...more
Courtney Reese
Another excellent book by Karen Rose. This is the 10th book in her series! We first met the main character, Eve Wilson, back in book 1, then again in book 4 (though we got little updates here and there throughout the series).

Eve is a fascinating character--a survivor in every since of the word. In this book, Eve struggles to overcome her past. She is pursuing a degree in psychology when suddenly, her thesis becomes the road-map for a serial killer! Women from Eve's psyc study start turning up d...more
Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
My synopsis: Eve had already lived through 2 traumatic incidents that left her scarred both inside and out. The outer scars had healed or been "fixed", but on certain days, the inner scars were still fresh. She was trying to rebuild her life. By day she was a grad student studying psychology - and how one might learn confidence in real life (IRL) by "practicing" it in the virtual world via games - in this case Shadowland. By night she was a bartender working at Sal's - a bar frequented by Minnea...more
Shonda
Question: What do you have when you mix a female psychology graduate student attempting to move forward after a tragic event and a police officer who is a recovering alcoholic with a psychotic, deranged, serial killer?

Answer: The makings for a great romantic thriller.

I Can See You is the latest novel by Karen Rose. Eve Wilson was first introduced to readers in Don’t Tell. It’s several years later and Eve is trying to move forward with her life. As a young girl, she was the victim of horrific cri...more
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Karen Rose is the author of numerous romantic suspense books.

Though most of the books can be read as stand-alones, all of her books (except the Hot Pursuit anthology) take place in the same "universe" and have many connected characters. Some of the books are more connected than others.

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