With Open Eyes by Iris and Roy Johansen is a short story introducing Kendra Michaels. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, June 2012

Blind for the first twenty years of her life, Kendra Michaels 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. Kendra’s astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. She cares little for investigative work but can’t deny her unique skill, or the results she’s been able to facilitate. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand, but her talents are put to the test when her mentor calls on her to help solve a mysterious disappearance and she uncovers one explosive secret that not even the police want her to find.

What a great introduction to a new character. Kendra is on the case when her mentor’s life is turned upside. With her remarkable skills, Kendra is able to put the pieces together to solve the puzzling disappearance.

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