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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio (1 January 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1799726479
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"Every now and then a character turns up in fiction who changes the game. Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice. Lyra in His Dark Materials. Amy in Gone Girl. Eleven in Stranger Things. They fit themselves into your life, some demanding to be heard, others simply not going away. This striking debut from Lynne Lee has one of those characters. As soon as I read the first 'moth' chapter and encountered that deeply intelligent and viscerally angry voice, I knew. Fortunately, Lynne has crafted a book that is big and brilliant enough to accommodate this unforgettable voice. Julia is our safe place--the tiger mother who discovers that she and her daughter are being watched. She will stop at nothing to protect her, but she also wants to understand. To see. I don't doubt that you will want to understand too--and I hope that, like me, you will feel your eyes have been opened to the borders of life just a little bit more by this dark and profoundly human tale." --Jane Snelgrove, editor
About the Author
Lynne Lee was born in London and began her writing career as a teenager. She has been a full-time author since the mid-1990s, writing romantic novels, short stories and ghostwriting bestselling books. Can You See Me is her first psychological thriller and is written under a pseudonym.
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There is a theme of moths throughout the book and each chapter is prefaced by a discussion of different moths and their relevance to the story and to the mind of the perpetrator.
The writing standard is good, the story well paced and one by one the mysteries are solved until finally all is revealed.
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Julia is a consultant at a London hospital . Her husband died a few months back and their daughter Tash is at university in Swansea. OST of the action takes place where they have a holiday cottage in the Gower. Julia returns from surfing to find a young man peering through her windows. He runs away and she chases after him but he falls and injures himself so badly she is forced to keep pressure on a femoral artery wound. Someone answers her call for help and she and the boy are rescued by air ambulance.
Her rescue makes Youtube and she tries to find out more about Kane. And it would spoil the story to say more about the connection Kane has to her dead husband and who has murderous intent towards her and Tash.
The writing in this book is superb and intelligent . Chapters are interspersed with short essays on different species of moth. They start off fairly factual but written from a teenage point of view but gradually become more menacing.
The characters except for the baddie are well written and sympathetic. I was still reading this at 3 Am.
My only niggle is that the ending was a bit drawn out.
I will definitely read more by this author
Julia, recently bereaved, is at the family’s holiday home on the Gower Peninsular when she spies a young man acting suspiciously. He takes off and Julia pursues him. The young man then has a devastating accident on the cliffs. Julia is able to assist, being a doctor. She then makes it her mission to find out his details and how he is recovering.
From then on disturbing facts are revealed and a number of unsettling incidents occur, which undermine the character of her late husband, David and put her daughter Tash in danger, as well as herself.
There are detailed chapters about moths, which at first are very puzzling, as in, “what’s this got to do with it?” but all is revealed as the storyline progresses.
Clever plot idea, enhanced with the articulate writing. I drop a star for the ending, which was a little convenient and the moth chapters, of which there were maybe too many before their purpose was clear.
It was a fascinating story full of secrets, lies and omissions and I was sure I'd sussed it all out in my head and........I hadn't ! I was woefully wrong yet again. It was nice to read of a likeable protagonist as most of the females I've read about recently have been quite the opposite and pretty annoying and insipid characters, not so Julia. She is sparky and I liked her humour and I liked her Tash, too, along with the pals she knocked around with. It was nice to see how well they got along with Julia.
Now, I'm no fan of moths as I can't bear anything flying around my head. I will never, ever visit a butterfly farm, either, but I Googled each of those used in chapter headings here and there are some real beauties to be found along with their interesting habits. Just as long as I don't encounter them for real, they're quite fascinating creatures. So we get an education here, too.
She raises a subject in this book that I often think about as I don't think it's a moral thing to do and personally don't like the idea of. I believe that in some years it's going to cause allsorts of issues nobody has foreseen or selfishly really doesn't care about and for me it's just wrong.
I liked her helicopter analogy though I didn't "get" her hawk reference further in ! It wasn't explained what happened to David's phone that I could find, either.
I'd have inserted a hyphen in 'box ticking' and I was at a loss as to why a character was always Ollie apart from the once when he turned into an Oliver......I wonder too where the author lives where she gets referred to as lovely as lovey has always been the term I'm more likely to hear. I stand with David on skimmed milk, however, it's just coloured water !!! Revolting stuff. I'd have capitalised facetime, too.
Now THAT mistake was using bought and not brought and she'd known the difference elsewhere so I'd like to think it's a proofreading or editing fault.
However, I'll certainly read her again (or perhaps I already have, who knows ?)
There seemed to be a lot of page fillers, just information that wasn’t needed or seemed irrelevant.
The ending was quite predictable, and I found the characters quite unlikable.
It was an ok read, something you’d read if there was nothing else. Unfortunately for me it seemed more like a chore to read this, it took me 4/5 days.
Overall I wouldn’t choose this style/type of book again. Certainly not for me. Sorry.
After the reveal the pace picks up and the thriller part kicks in . A cleverly written , breathless, series of passages build to a race against time.
A good Christmas read
First up, one of my fave lines from the book: ‘… it hits me that our past is all so much debris clinging to the tideline; ..’
I connected with each and every character in this book. I could relate. They were all real and believable. The narrative hooked me and pulled me right in, much as a moth to a flame … and there are a lot of moths in this book, which made my skin crawl. But that was the whole point.
I guessed–tentatively–who the main agressor was by about the 60% area of the book, but I still couldn’t be a hundred percent sure until later on. And, then, of course, there was still a big shocker involved in that denouement. The author did such a skillful job, I even felt sorry for the antagonist as well as all the protagonists. And the MC felt real and sensible and didn’t do stupid things, even though a lot of the time she had no clue what was going on or why–she used her head and analytical skills.
I find myself not wanting to say too much more because I don’t want to put in any spoilers. All I can say is, Go Read This Book!
As you’ve probably guessed by now … Can You See Me? gets a resounding five stars from me.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
I would suggest this book if you enjoy on the edge of your seat psychological thrillers, you won't be disappointed!
Well worth a read.
I also really liked authors style of writing . And felt drawn in to the story straightaway.I
A psychological thriller with many twists and turns.
I high!y recommend Can You See Me?