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Color Blind

(Kate McKinnon #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  334 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Kate McKinnon is back -- and this time it's personal.

When two hideously eviscerated bodies are discovered and the only link between them is a bizarre painting left at each crime scene, the NYPD turns to former cop Kate McKinnon, the woman who brought the serial killer the Death Artist to justice. Having settled back into her satisfying life as art historian, published auth
Paperback, 464 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by HarperTorch (first published January 1st 2004)
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Lizbeth Morgade
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Esta historia contiene un buen argumento, lenta por momentos que desafortunadamente se vuelve predecible ya que se escribe al mero estilo Hollywoodense.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No suelo leer libros así, y en realidad cuando lo compré no sabía que era de ese genero de literatura. Comencé a leerlo de noche y tuve que dejarlo porque los relatos que se podían leer eran demasiado para mi. (Cabe destacar que no me gusta el genero, lo esquivo bastante porque soy muy impresionable y no me gusta las cosas de terror.)
"Daltónico" trata sobre Kate McKinnon, historiadora del arte y ex-policia, que se ve envuelta en un caso policial que ella intentaba alejarse pero que no l
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Another Kate McKinnin murder mystery.
In this story the serial killer leaves an unusual painting at each crime scene, weird paintings with the items colored incorrectly .The homicidal artist who happens to be colorblind and is only able to see the world in shades of grey. The NYPD is baffled by the "clues", and they call in Kate as a consultant

Kate at first refuses to get involved because she likes her work in art, loves her successful wealthy lawyer husband Richard Rothstein, and she has never
Carlos Emilio
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I'll start off saying I was enthralled by this book up to a certain point where I felt the author slowed down and left holes in the personalities of his characters just so later on he could give them certain quirks that woulf fit his desire for an ending; now don't get me wrong I'm not saying this book is full of Deus Ex Machinas nor am I saying the characters lack depth , its simply that there seems to be this small hole in the whole book up until the ending and its only purpose seems to be to ...more
Raven D.
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it
While this book didn't really have that strong suspense ending, I do have to say I enjoyed this book because of it's level of interest. It was the first book that I read that was really creepy and slightly disturbing. I guess you could say it prepared me for the books I'd be reading in the future. Since that book I've read about maybe 5 or 6 books almost equally as creepy and I didn't find them so bad. Overall, don't dis this book. Give it a chance and enjoy little adventure. ...more
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an okay book. A little far fetched and I wasn't thrilled with the ending, but it was a good, quick read. I didn't relate to the characters or care much about them. Not sure I'll be reading any more if this series. ...more
Cyn Cooley
Sep 27, 2010 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this murder mystery though not nearly as much as the first one in the series, "The Death Artist". That said if you're in the mood for a good, creepy mystery that is set in the art world, you will probably enjoy it. ...more
Masha Lagonell
Just gory... Nothing too special.
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite good, dual mysteries that appear to be related but are not - good characters, plot keeps you guessing until the end
Elías R.G.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maravilloso, sublime. Sin palabras. Y el final me dejó sin aliento.
Jenny (Reading Envy)
I had read Killing Art by the same author, who seems to write mysteries about art. An interesting premise, where the serial killer is color blind.
Hope R
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jennifer Monsalve
Creo que me leí este en 2013 cuando comencé realmente a disfrutar de la lectura, fue un excelente regalo de un amigo del colegio! Nunca había leído historias policiacas, excelente trama.
Fla Gigena
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Escalofriante, pero atrapante
Pinheadsito Vega
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buen libro pero hubo partes en las que se caía la trama, pero en general un muy buen libro de suspenso y policíaco
Alexandra Sánchez
Lo que inicia como una investigación policiaca un poco cliché, se torna interesante cuando el "asesino daltónico" toma el protagonismo y nos muestra su oscuro pasado y una vida llena de maltratos, los cuales han determinado sus actos en el presente.

La trama esta cargada de misterio, drama, suspenso y un toque de romance, por lo que a mi parecer, es bastante completa y te invita a seguir leyendo en cada momento. Aunque hay partes que me resultaron un poco predecibles, el autor se las arregla par
Aug 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this. I read The Death Artist back in 2008, and I loved it. I rated it 5 stars, and I remember staying up late into the night to finish it. Perhaps my tastes have changed since then, but I just couldn't get into the sequel. I found Kate self-absorbed and unlikeable, and the writing irritating. I was well aware that it was a man writing a woman's POV, because so many of Kate's thoughts didn't sound right. She talked about going out with her "women friends", for example, wh ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jesús Cardeña Morales
El tema del asesino me ha gustdo mucho más en este libro que en el anterior. Me ha sorprendido que haya terminado siendo alguien del pasado de la protagonista, y que además saliera en el primer libro. No lo he relacionado durante toda la historia para nada. Era lo último que podía pensar.
Lo único malo del libro es que a veces me ha parecido muy repetitivo y con muchas similitudes al anterior, pero en este el autor ha mejorado, para mi opinión.
Por cierto, he terminado odiando la palabra "geniaa
Aug 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Op zich een thriller waar er veel van zijn, voorspelbaar en een beetje een voortkabbelend verhaal. Het einde vond ik wel bijzonder.
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Thanks to HarperCollins Publishing, I was given the chance to preview Color Blind, which is due to hit the shelves at local bookstores in October. Kate McKinnon, ex-cop turned art historian, is called in to consult on a couple of related murder cases in which the killer’s calling card includes his own paintings. Kate is reluctant to get involved with yet another police investigation, having just lived through the nightmare of the Death Artist (first book in the series); however, when her own hus ...more
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
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The second book in the Kate McKinnon series follows our heroine as she tracks another serial killer. This one leaves paintings behind at the scene of the crime rather than modeling his actual crimes on them. Kate thinks they are the product of an outsider artist and takes forever to figure out the guy is just color blind. Admittedly, Kate also has a lot going on personally for a reason I can't reveal in a review and which, to be blunt, made me angry.

Just as in The Death Artist, Kate must unravel
Second novel from this artist turned writer. I might have waited before reading this one. Some of the same "technique" of red herrings and flashbacks are used to good effects but he tried to cram too much into the plot in my opinion : the gay cop, the lone wolf FBI agent, the ambivalent police chief, the pregnant girl. Sometimes less is more. But I still like the whole art scene background and the flashes of, yes, that's brilliant, I get from reading his novels. I just have to remember not to re ...more
♡ Enendi ♡
3.5 stars
I loved this book. It was very gripping, and kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen next!
Liz Lenz
Apr 17, 2008 rated it did not like it
There was no suspense to this book. I was waiting for a big moment but it never came. Left me wanting more.
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Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels and a highly respected artist whose work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Arts, and appears in many public, private, and corporate collections. He serves on the board of Yaddo, one of the oldest artist communities in the country. Santlofer lives and works in New York City.

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