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Night Blind

Night Blind

Written by Michael W. Sherer

Narrated by Jeff Cummings


Night Blind

Written by Michael W. Sherer

Narrated by Jeff Cummings

ratings:
3.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
12 hours
Released:
Oct 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781469216140
Format:
Audiobook

Description

2013 International Thriller Award Nominee

In the space of a few months, Blake Sanders has lost his job, his only son to suicide, and his marriage. A year later, it's gotten so bad that he can only face the world at night, working menial jobs washing dishes and delivering newspapers, lost in depression and grief.

Blake's world is turned upside down again on a cold November night, when an elderly woman on his newspaper route is brutally stabbed to death and Blake is charged with her murder. Faced with life in prison, his only hope is to find the real killer.

In a desperate attempt to unravel the mystery, Blake learns that his friend had stumbled onto secrets that have been buried beneath Capitol Hill for 150 years. Secrets that are now being disturbed by the construction of the new light rail tunnel. Secrets that will shake the government of Seattle. Secrets that foreign agents will kill for.

On the run from the police and murderers, Blake finds a chance to heal his grief and reclaim his life-if he can stay alive long enough to unearth the truth.

Released:
Oct 23, 2012
ISBN:
9781469216140
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (3/5)
    This was the 7/10 score I referred to. I enjoyed it a lot, but felt he got a bit carried away towards the end, which stopped the fourth star. The lead character is quite interesting, but I struggle to see the basis for a series, although I am interested enough to find out. The blending of past and present is quite well woven together and the relevance of the former to the latter carefully revealed to be very effective.
  • (5/5)
    In Seattle, Blake Sanders was a former hoop star, he worked as a public affairs official but lost his job and family to a financial scandal involving campaign funds. He's haunted by his son's death and subsides by delivering newspapers.Normally, a person would be crushed by all this misfortune but Blake becomes even more empathetic. His part of the story opens when he talks a woman from jumping from a bridge to commit suicide.The last stop on his newspaper delivery route is an elderly woman. Blake often stops at her home to have tea. This night, someone kills her and tries to frame Blake for the murder.There is a part of the story about a bequest to an order of nuns in the eighteen fifties. The bequest included mineral rights and now Seattle is building a tunnel. There is some connection and Blake tries to find out what. He's also trying to keep one step ahead of a Frenchman who wants whatever these nuns possess.The author does a good job building the tension while giving the reader pauses to learn background. The characters are very sympathetic and the plot is exquisitely developed.
  • (3/5)
    Some people have the worst luck and Blake Sanders has the worst. His lost his son, career, wife, and now one of his only friends. He is also accused of murder. Although it sounds like he has the life of the Biblical Job, I liked the character of Blake Sanders and especially the friendship he struck with the elderly woman, Midge Babcock. When there are several different story lines going at the same time as this story had, I only ask that they smoothly connect at some point in the book. Night Blind was a little confusing at first because the storylines were so different that I couldn’t imagine how they related. At first it was like reading a book of short stories, all different, and it was little difficult to keep them straight. There was even a confusing point in which there was mention of an event that turned out not to take place until later in the book. I re-read the that chapter several times before I gave up only to find later in the story where it was explained. I thought Night Blind started out as a great story, turned into a good story, but then after traveling down way too many rabbit trails, it turned into an OK story. By the end of the book, honestly, I actually didn’t care much who did what.