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Title: KEEP ME IN SIGHT
Author: Rachel Blackledge
Pub. Date: October 15, 2020
Publisher: Rachel Blackledge
Formats: Paperback, eBook
A night she can hardly remember. A night she will never forget.
It’s about Dan.
These three words jolt Brynn back to the big boozy night she spent with her boyfriend Dan. The same night his ex, Erin, showed up. Erin says something terrible happened that night. Dan says he never touched her. Trouble is, Erin has evidence to prove it.
Brynn can vouch for him though. She was there that night that they can hardly remember, but will never forget. While Brynn pieces together her fractured memories, lost that night at the bottom of a bottle, facing the horrifying possibility that maybe Dan isn’t completely innocent. Maybe he’s guilty as charged.
But as Brynn inches closer to the truth, she begins to wonder: Who is the predator? And who is the prey?
Gia knows the answer. She’s a psychic who turned her back on her ability after she failed to prevent a terrible tragedy. As her painful past floods back to her, can she learn to trust her gift again before it’s too late? Or will her painful past hold her back from saving someone’s future . . . and quite possibly their life.
Keep Me In Sight kept me turning the (digital) pages, desperate to know what would happen next and to see the guilty parties get their due (at least, I fervently *hoped* they’d get their due–for a while there, I was a bit concerned…) I really enjoyed the psychic aspect of the story–truly, at times Gia was my favorite character in the book and I would 100% read another book with her in it in the future.
Dan was my clear second favorite, and I was really bummed that he got as little page time as he did. I guess I know why Brynn was in the spotlight for most of the book, but to be honest he was the one I felt the most sympathy for. (Maybe I’m just too old, but Brynn’s need to shore up her courage for nearly every occasion with alcohol got really old really quickly, especially when it’s partially the reason why she can’t remember much from that night. Thankfully she put the bottle down when it really counted–finally–but up until that point? I wanted to throttle her every time she reached for that bottle.)
Though there were some rough edges here (surely audio recordings used for evidence in a murder trial would go through some kind of analysis that would show they’d been doctored? Why didn’t Gia look up the murder trial on the internet? Surely there would have been pictures, solving one question more quickly… The villain, while deliciously devious, was more than a little OTT; their motive was a bit murky. Also, someone should have worked a tad bit harder for forgiveness at the end, IMO) this really was a tough book to put down, as my reading it in a day can attest to. This was my first book from this author, but probably not my last!
Rating: 4 stars / B
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Rachel is an American expat, living abroad since 2008. She lived in Sydney Australia for a number of years, Italy, Switzerland, and has sailed over 11,000 nautical miles, crossing the Indian Ocean three times and sinking only once. She hung up her foul weather gear after the birth of her son. And writes thrillers now instead.
She’s the proud granddaughter of two World War II fighter pilot war heros. Richard ‘Blackie’ Blackledge was a WWII B-17 heavy bomber pilot. Post war, he became a successful writer. And George Jensen flew the dreaded B-29 superfortress. They both lived on well into their 90s.
“I lost two special friends, and the world lost great men, but they’re both with me still, sending me pearls of wisdom from the great beyond, telling me over the roar of the engines to: ‘Pick up the pace or you’ll get your butt blown off!’
“Okay, maybe that’s not them. But it’s still good advice.”
Rachel lives in Singapore with her husband, baby boy, and rescue pup named Jessica Shadow Shady Lady Lauro.a Rafflecopter giveaway