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I Can See You

(Romantic Suspense #10)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  6,554 ratings  ·  381 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, he
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Hardcover, 480 pages
Published August 5th 2009 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jonetta
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
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Auntee
Jan 01, 2009 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
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
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jenjn79
Jan 01, 2009 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
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Jane Stewart
Oct 28, 2015 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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Pamela(AllHoney)
Eve Wilson is a graduate student who works part-time as a bartender at a bar that is frequented by the police. As a graduate student she is working on a thesis that deals with the effects of role playing games. There are a group of test subjects that are being studied and Eve knows the true identities of some of them. She becomes concerned when a heavy player stops playing. Meanwhile, Detective Noah Webster, who visits the bar one day a week, gets a new case investigating a suicide. Open and shu ...more
Aneca
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
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Lauren
I Can See You
3.5 Stars

Series note: This is book #10 in Rose's romantic suspense series, and while the mystery is standalone, the characters from books 1 through 6 play important roles. However, there is no need to read books 7 through 9 as these are unrelated.

Although this installment is a significant improvement on the last couple of books, there are still some problematic elements.

The serial killer plot is gripping from the start with a suitably malicious villain. That said, some of the red
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Mara
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars... I'm really hitting my stride with this author in understanding her strengths & weaknesses. I think she sells the thriller/serial killer parts of her books really well. The romance part? Serviceable but not her strongest elements. That said, this was really enjoyable & I am intrigued to continue on with a story with David & Olivia
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
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Lisa
Feb 18, 2016 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!
BUT
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
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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
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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
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🔮⚡️Voracious
Oct 14, 2015 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
KathyB
Another intriguing, albeit gruesome Karen Rose novel. The writing was superb as usual, and the characters and plot were very well developed. I'm a fan, but I wish there was less violence and fewer murders. I would love to read one of her books where the body count wasn't so excessive, it's a bit overwhelming.

I still enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend for romantic suspense fans.

** I listened to the audio book which was fantastic, the narrator was excellent.
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
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Matt B
May 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointments
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Jay Dwight
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Good crime story. Too much romance in it for me though.
Sophie
Jun 16, 2010 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
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
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Another great addition to Rose's Romantic Suspense series! I enjoyed reading about characters from past books as Rose wove them into this story. I do think that Eve deserves to be left alone for awhile...she has had a rough journey in this series! Loved Noah and am looking forward to a story featuring Jack. Great plot, great suspense, great read!
Gizella Tóth
Mar 02, 2015 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?
AG Reads
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom-sus
4.5 stars. Well written and great pacing.
David Snape
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is why I love to read Karen Rose books, a proper drama CSI kind of book that gets you hooked from the start. Loads of questions and possibilities along the way. It is definitely unforgettable.
N.D.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook version of this novel. The female narrator did an admirable job portraying all of the characters, of which there were many. Overall, this is a solid book, with intelligent, capable, and likable characters. The serial killer proved to be a decent enough match for the hero and heroine, as well as the other detectives in the story. But the ending, for all that had come before with the decades-long killer of women, was anticlimatic and felt drawn out to have ended in such ...more
Teresa (Reads_Romance)
I really like the way Karen Rose writes romantic suspense. I just felt the pacing was a little off on this one. There was also A LOT going on. I wanted the romance to happen a little bit faster and the murders to be a little bit more cohesive, all of the names and characters got confusing by the end. I did love the hero. He was hot and damaged and loyal. I also really enjoy the emphasis on genuine friendship in this book. It helped balance out some of the dark. I am def going to keep reading Kar ...more
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Jun 19, 2012 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 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
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Cindi
Sep 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Diane V-R
Sep 08, 2011 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
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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 23 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)
“I wanted to be an artist, long time ago. But my hand was damaged, so I got into graphic design. Drawing faces was much easier with a mouse than a pen.” 0 likes
“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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