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We Can See You Paperback – September 1, 2019
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Simon Kernick's crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, and The Bone Field. He talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.
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The writing is taut and sharp. The characters are tenacious, consumed, and multifaceted. And the high-intensity plot quickly unfolds into a tangled web of danger, angst, fear, manipulation, panic, instinct, jealousy, deception, kidnapping, violence, and murder.
Overall, We Can See You is an intricately woven, vengeful, cunning mystery that has a nice sense of urgency, palpable anguish, great pace, and enough twists to keep you guessing until the very last page.
I liked the tension and the alternating chapters told from different POVs as this technique adds to the mystery.
Although I predicted some of the revelations, yet the strength of the plot held my attention and I finished it over a couple of days. I also liked the ending as it didn't leave loose ends.
Thanks Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for an ARC in exchange for an unbiased opinion.
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I found the main character dull & difficult to become invested in. The plot us so full of holes... A fugitive on the run managed to stay one step ahead of a full blown manhunt, even though she is using her mobile phone all the time? Oh, come on! Then we get to one of the big plot reveals (which is where I called time on the book) where we discover that out of all the private detectives our protagonist could have chosen, it just so happens that she hires the one who has a connection with the bad guys.
This is so far removed from what I've come to expect from this author, that I wouldn't have known it was by him if I didn't know it was. Please, Simon... Bring back Tina Boyd, or let's have more of the elusive character, Scope or let's have the next installment in The Bone Field series... But PLEASE stop trying to write a Michael Connelly novel, which is what I think you were trying to do here.
A thoroughly enjoyable read, but for some reason not as enjoyable as his previous books. I think it has something to do with being set in California when his previous books have been mainly set in the the world of organised crime UK.
Although enjoyable it seemed to me to be more like a handful of American authors than a Simon Kernick.
However, 'We Can See You' was for me a huge disappointment and not up to his usual very high standard. Why did he have to set it in America, with mums irritatingly being called 'Mom' and using 'cellphones'? I am sick and tired of so much stuff, both books and films (not 'movies') being set there and up till now all of Simon's books have been set here in England. One even included a precise location I know well in Hambledon in the Chilterns.
Usually Simon Kernick's books are so much better than standard detective thrillers which involve endless false trails and tedious investigation. But the plot of 'We Can See You' was confused and confusing. It started well, in typical Kernick style but then seemed to drift, making us assume that the attack on Brook Connor was being masterminded by someone it turned out not to be. Finally I just didn't believe in the real perpetrator - but I won't spoil it for those who want to read the book.
Well, even great writers have their off days and you can't win them all. I will still keep the faith and trust Simon Kernick will return to top form for his next novel.
This particular book was a bit of a venture away from the norm with it being based in the USA with characters from that area too. I prefer the grittier London/South East base stories and characters but this was a good book with new characters and I guess it makes a nice change. I'm personally waiting for book 3 in his trilogy and wont be happy until I get to read that.
I recommend anyone out there to try Simon Kernicks book's as they never disappoint me, I love the style of writing and the always fast flowing stories that make you not want to put the book down. So many poeple have taken my recommendation of reading his books and once you've read one, you'll want to read everything he's written as I have done.
Keep it up Simon.........
Brook Connor returns home one night expecting her daughter Paige and housekeeper Rosa to be there to greet her. When she discovers an empty house, her panic turns to sheer terror when she realises Paige has been kidnapped. What follows is a mothers determination to bring back her child, fighting against unknown perpetrators and never knowing who to trust. We meet Brook as she faces a present day police interrogation and then flashback to the days leading up to her arrest. There are plenty of shocks in store for both Brook and the reader as we gradually become aware of why Paige has been kidnapped but I have to admit to not having had a clue, until it slapped me soundly in the face, who was behind everything.
I’ll warn you now, don’t start this book unless you can give it some serious attention as it’s one of those that completely sweeps you along from chapter to enthralling chapter. The characters aren’t always that likeable to be fair and they make some really stupid rookie mistakes at times but that just encouraged me to gleefully enjoy their downfalls even more once they came! There’s not a lot of time for detailed character development due to the book moving at such a speedy pace but I still managed to get a feel for their personalities, gaining plenty of clues along the way.
We Can See You is a gripping crime thriller with a cleverly crafted storyline. A fantastic read from start to finish.
A brilliant thriller that once started you can't out down.
This one is slightly different to the rest as it's set in the US.
Liked the main character of Brooke again slight difference as she doesn't work for the police.
The plot is easy to follow full of the usual twist and turns.
Look forward to the next novel which I think is book 3 of the Bone Field story.
Otherwise the story is quite fast paced as you would expect. I came away as I stated with the headline slightly disappointed. I dont feel the story benefitted from being set on the US. It felt slightly disjointed because of this. The saving grace is Simon Kernick is a superb writer of fast paced stories. This is a story with an interesting twist. Had it been set in a familiar landscape i.e. the UK I feel the characters and narrative would have benefited. Did I enjoy it? Yes...with reservation.
I have yet to be disappointed by Simon Kernick and looking forward already to his next novel.