Close Your Eyes

by Iris Johansen

St. Martin's Press | July 17, 2012 | Hardcover

Close Your Eyes is rated 4.35714285714286 out of 5 by 14.

In Close Your Eyes, The New York Times bestselling duo Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen are back with a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers


The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand.

Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Jeff Stedler--Kendra's ex--is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.41 × 6.45 × 1.19 in

Published: July 17, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312611617

ISBN - 13: 9780312611613

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't be able to close your eyes! Non stop Kendra's powers of observation not only visual but using all of her sences makes her an incredible investigator
Date published: 2015-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close Your Eyes I loved the book. But then I have loved all the Iris Johansen books I have read. This is the first I have read that she co-authored with her son.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Close your eyes Good read. Interesting perspective of the visibly impaired and the extraordinary abilities they develop using other senses. Some suspense and intrigue with nuances of romantic interest.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Close Your eyes Began well but fizzled to a weak ending.
Date published: 2014-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Close your eyes Was pretty good, I like the concept of one actor being blind at birth , gives some nice extras. I hope this book has a continuation..I liked how many of the characters interrelated .
Date published: 2014-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close Your Eyes Another great read
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close Your Eyes Another page turner Leaves you breathless Always pleased with her books
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Great storyline, easy to read, a whodunit!
Date published: 2013-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close your eyes Great book gives you more insight into Kendra Michaels
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close your eyes Excellent book, excellent story!!!
Date published: 2013-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close Your Eyes Very good page turner. Don't start unless you have time to get lost in it :-)
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting and exciting It's been a while since I read her novels and her joint collaboration with her son. This is much better than expected, with surprising twists and development that kept me on the edge of seat. If Kendra is a real person, she will be truly impressive. I guess for most of us, we tend to take our senses for granted. Unlike someone who does not have e luxury. Keep your stories coming!
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and exciting It's been a while since I read her novels and her joint collaboration with her son. This is much better than expected, with surprising twists and development that kept me on the edge of seat. If Kendra is a real person, she will be truly impressive. I guess for most of us, we tend to take our senses for granted. Unlike someone who does not have e luxury. Keep your stories coming!
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and exciting Second time I read this book, was as good as the first time!
Date published: 2012-12-20

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Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

by Iris Johansen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.41 × 6.45 × 1.19 in

Published: July 17, 2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312611617

ISBN - 13: 9780312611613

About the Book

The "New York Times"-bestselling duo is back in a suspenseful novel about the FBI, a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers, and a multimillion dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again.

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CHAPTER1  KENDRA MICHAELS PULLED the strap over her head and adjusted her guitar in front of her. “We’re going to do something different today, Jimmy.”“No!”She ignored the outburst. Twelve-year-old Jimmy Matthews hated any variation in his routine, but she was determined to coax him, ever so slightly, from his comfort zone. “Look at me, okay?”Jimmy looked up at her, his dark eyes glittering with defiance. He was autistic, and it had taken weeks for him to feel comfortable enough to make eye contact with her. She’d regarded that as a major victory. She knew there were other breakthroughs to come, if only she could unlock the secrets of that bewildering yet fascinating mind of his.She held his gaze. “Jimmy, remember when I had you put your hand on my guitar last week? When I told you to feel the music?”He nodded.“You liked that, didn’t you?”He shrugged.“You could feel it, couldn’t you? I saw you tapping your fingers and moving your feet.”He thought for a moment. “I felt it all over.”“I know. And I thought to myself, this guy has rhythm. You know what that means, don’t you? It means you can feel the beat. You can feel it in your bones … and in your soul.”He looked away again. “I want to sing. I always sing.”“And you’re a really good singer. And you can keep singing, but I want you to do something else.”She turned and walked across her small studio. It was a carpeted, octagonal-shaped room with a whiteboard, a piano, several colorful music-themed posters, and a large mirrored pa
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From the Publisher

In Close Your Eyes, The New York Times bestselling duo Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen are back with a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers


The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand.

Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Jeff Stedler--Kendra's ex--is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.

About the Author

IRIS JOHANSEN is The New York Times bestselling author of Eve, Quinn, Bonnie, Chasing The Night, Eight Days to Live, Blood Game, Storm Cycle (w/Roy Johansen), Silent Thunder (w/Roy Johansen), Deadlock, Dark Summer, Pandora's Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On The Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One To Trust and more. ROY JOHANSEN is an Edgar Award winning author and the son of Iris Johansen. He has written many well-received mysteries, including Shadow Zone, Storm Cycle, and Silent Thunder (w/ Iris Johansen), Deadly Visions, Beyond Belief and The Answer Man.