Author: Iris and Roy Johansen
About the book: It’s the seventh book in the Kendra Michaels series. She was blind for twenty years before getting a surgical procedure, and now she’s an investigator. When two staff members at a school Kendra attended are murdered, she puts her life on the line to discover why.
First impressions: I haven’t read anything written by these authors before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t even realize this novel was part of a series. It’s easy enough to follow along as a stand-alone though.
Characters: I liked some of the secondary characters, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kendra. She has a combative personality, constantly getting into arguments with others. I didn’t enjoy the relationships and interactions because it felt like the same issues were repeated throughout the book.
“No one knows everything about a person, because everything around us keeps changing.”
Writing: There’s a lot of dialogue, so most of the information is revealed when characters speak to each other. I liked certain aspects of the plot, but at times, I had to suspend disbelief to enjoy the story. It’s a little under 400 pages, so the book isn’t too long.
Final thoughts: The pacing picks up at the end. I enjoyed the ending and learning about the killer’s motivations. If you are a fan of murder mysteries with some romance mixed in, you might enjoy Hindsight.