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InSight [Kindle Edition]

Polly Iyer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Adult language and situations.

Psychologist Abigael Gallant fought her way back from her ex-husband’s brutal attack that killed their daughter and left her blind. Now she “reads” audio books, runs with a guide at a local track, and has a thriving practice that specializes in treating the newly disabled. The last thing she needs is another man in her life.

Enter Detective Luke McCallister, a cop forced into counseling a year after a gun blast during a meth lab take-down robbed him of his hearing. Luke is fighting hard to stay on the force, but computer work and fingerprint analysis are not what he has in mind. Initially reluctant to Abby’s therapy, Luke’s barriers tumble because Abby sees deeper into him than anyone ever cared to.

Though Luke’s lip reading is excellent, he refuses to “listen” to Abby’s warning that his romantic overture jeopardizes her professional ethics. But when break-ins and threatening computer messages escalate into a physical attack on Abby and her guide dog, Luke walks a fine line between cop, protector, and lover. Unable to deny their physical attraction, Abby and Luke tiptoe around their personal baggage and enter into a delicate relationship.

Then Abby is kidnapped. While Luke puts his life at risk to find her, Abby discovers the ghosts of her past are back to haunt her, and the man she once loved was as much of a victim as she.



Product Details

  • File Size: 952 KB
  • Print Length: 390 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468141740
  • Publisher: Parkwood Press; 1 edition (December 5, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006IU9CA0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,612 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Carried Away December 23, 2011
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The best writers carry us along to a point where we are outside our comfort zone. As an inverate "cozy" reader, I took a chance on this sometimes violent thriller and have no regrets. Polly Iyer provides characters, plot and just plain good writing to carry along the reader to a satisfying conclusion. Good triumphing over evil is why I read mysteries and why you should read InSight.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Katiedid February 21, 2012
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Had me right from the start and never let me go. Loved the characters, will there be a sequel? The graphic sex scenes either could be amped up or cut, they didn't add to the story, it was really strong enough to stand on it's own. Really good story.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner June 24, 2012
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Or if you read on Kindle, page "flicker". This book grabs you with the blurb - a blind heroine and a deaf hero and once you begin reading you don't want to stop. The plot is exciting and intricate with an unexpected twist. And as usual with Polly Iyer's books, the characterization of both hero and heoroine and secondary characters is superb with a special "insight" into the life of a blind person. This is a book you will not want to put down.
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57 of 69 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The book had promise! April 26, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked the idea of the storyline better the way it was described than the way that the author carried it out. Her writing was pedantic and full of cliches. As I progressed farther into the story, I realized that it was a take on an old movie I'd seen, although details were different, of course. I was put off by her use of the f-word as well as a detailed sex scene...both completely unnecessary to further the plot. I don't recommend this book and won't read another by this author.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good story line, but...... March 12, 2013
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The storyline of the book captured my interest right away, but unfortunately it left a lot to be desired. Editing was spotty and missed too many incorrect words, tenses, misplaced punctuation marks, and other things. The characters......well, they lacked depth, maturity, and development that would have made the book so much better. Toward the end of the book it felt like the author was tired of it and just wanted to be done with it. I know I sure did!

So many of the issues that bothered me could/should have been covered by a good editor. Are they at such a premium these days that only the top earning authors get their attention?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even Better the Second Time! January 7, 2012
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InSight held my attention from the first page. Interesting characters meet their challenges head on and keep on going. The dialogue is crisp and often funny. "I live alone," Pete said, "so don't think you're interfering with a life. I don't have one."
The characters are appealing: There's Luke, whose superiors think he's "a lawsuit waiting to happen," and Abby, with "hair the color of dark chocolate," who listens without judging.
This is such a good book. I really enjoyed it.

March 13, 2013
I just read InSight for a second time--I sometimes do that with books I love. This one is well worth reading again. I discovered things I missed the first time when I was reading quickly to see what happened.
The characters in InSight drew me back and I wanted to add to my original review. Ms. Iyer has an amazing ability to share the emotions and imagine life through the mind of another. The empathy she feels takes the reader right into the story. Abby and Luke are well-developed, strong personalities that I could easily identify with.
The plot is complex and intriguing with plenty of twists and turns to keep me turning the pages all over again. It builds to a breathtaking climax that you won't be able to leave until the last page.
Ms. Iyer has a rich, elegant way with words, and her writing is smooth and precise. It's a pleasure to find such a well-written book. No wonder she's one of my favorite authors. I'm looking forward to her next her next book, and I highly recommend InSight.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Mixture of Character and Plot January 16, 2012
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InSight is different. No cookie-cutter characters, clichéd situations, or tired plot twists here. And this is what makes it so wonderful. Obviously the author did a lot of research into two entirely different disabilities--blindness and deafness. Then she mixed together two interesting, strong characters, threw in a zinger of a surprise or two, made things extremely difficult for her characters and wrapped it all up into a very satisfying read. I look forward to reading many more books by Polly Iyer. If they're all as good as this one, I'll be missing a lot of sleep because I'll be staying up so late to read just one more chapter. And then another. And another . . .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating! April 11, 2013
Format:Paperback
I borrowed this book through my Prime account, but I think I'll buy Polly's remaining books I haven't read. I'm not as discriminating a reader as some who have commented. I write technical documents. My stuff is good because I realize the value of reader comments to the point that I actually host "commenting" contests at work (where I am judge and jury) and hand out movie tickets to get people to review my technical docs. Nothing like a little fun to get someone to read your boring stuff! Tech writers are not experts at weaving plots, just tying up ends. I didn't find loose ends at all. I thought Polly crafted an entertaining story and I whipped right through it. I think her writing style is forthright and focused. These stories help me keep my sanity in my currently insane world at work, where our company is shipping our jobs out to other states faster than you can blink.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 4 days ago by Chr0nicles
4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read!
This is another 4.5 star read from Polly Iver. Strong, imperfect male and female characters. Good, solid storyline. Good romance. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Sugarbear
5.0 out of 5 stars hooked from the start.
Great book it has you from the get go. Once you start this book it's hard to put down. Lots of twists and turns.
Published 9 days ago by Sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It is a wonderful story
Published 13 days ago by sonia chuga
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well written and compelling.
Published 14 days ago by Catherine S. Kemelmacher
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but not great
It was okay. Not one of the best murder mysteries I've read, but I read through the end.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Pretty good.
Published 18 days ago by CMoore
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good read.
Published 18 days ago by Linda Moland
4.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for those conquering handicaps!!
InSight by Polly Iyer had a special meaning for me, and although it started out strong and then weakened a bit, I recommend it because I appreciated how Ms Iyer incorporated both a... Read more
Published 18 days ago by TwoFromTx
5.0 out of 5 stars Insight is Suoerb
My first book by this author and I love it as a professional that works amongst the Deaf and Blind this book has special meaning and significance. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Taina Boricua
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More About the Author

Polly Iyer is the author of six suspense novels: Hooked, InSight, Murder Déjà Vu, Threads, and two books--soon to be a third--in the Diana Racine Psychic Suspense series, Mind Games and Goddess of the Moon. Her books contain adult language and situations with characters who sometimes tread ethical lines. She grew up on the Massachusetts coast and studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Today she lives in the beautiful Piedmont region of South Carolina, spending her time making life difficult for her characters. Learn more about her at http://PollyIyer.com and feel free to email her at PollyIyer at gmail dot com. She loves to hear from her readers.

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