“Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.” – Niccolo Machiavelli
Feeling a need for a suspense novel, I flipped through my list of books that interested me on Kindle Unlimited, all found through one of my many book emails, and landed on this one. I am glad I did. Double Blind is filled with suspense, danger and a bit of a mystical tone that was just right for a lazy Sunday. Although this is the second in a series, I was able to catch on immediately to Kate’s situation and never felt lost or confused. I was intrigued, however, by glimpses into the previous story.
I would never want to be Kate Benedict. For you see, Kate has a secret. She can see auras around the heads of people who are slated to die – and die soon. So, imagine her shock and pain when she sees an aura around the top candidate for the position of British Prime Minister. She knows something terrible is going to happen. But what can you do, when you have no proof of danger except a mystical cloud no one else can see? She has to do something. But what? And when her best friend Anita, a surgeon, and Anita’s boss both develop auras as well, Kate is going to have to come “out of the closet” to her best friend – a scientist, who is determined that Kate needs psychiatric assistance instead of believing her.
There is action, suspense, and a very British turn-of-phrase in this novel, and I greatly enjoyed it. The writing is tight, the characters well-developed, and the storyline intriguing and very “ripped from the headlines” in a manner that kept me reading for much too long. Set in London, the writing painted pictures in my mind that left me fully satisfied with the reading experience.