Where I Can See You

where-i-can-see-youAuthor: Larry D. Sweazy

Publisher: Seventh Street Books

Release Date: January 10, 2017

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewer: Jessica Higgins

A small town mystery that has big time consequences for criminals being chased by Hud Matthews in his quest to find the truth.

Hud Matthews became a detective partly to find out what happened to his mother. She disappeared when he was eight and he is still searching for the truth to what happened to her.  He has moved back home and joined the force their just in time to try and help catch a killer.  He quickly becomes a target.  But the killer is not the only one after him.  Many in town wish he would leave the past buried and move on with his life.  The closer he moves to uncover the truth about the recent crimes, the more he also discovers about his mother’s disappearance.  The question arises, how far will he go to make sure justice is served?

Where I Can See You had an interesting style to it.  There was a back and forth between the actual story and a dialogue between Hud and someone.  Sweazy keeps you in total suspense through the entire book until the very end to uncover who he is talking to and what it is really about.  Even so, all the transitions kept me confused for a large portion of the book.  Looking back, I can see how it fits in but I think it could have been done a little better to make the story flow smoother.  Sweazy wrote a very interesting story making the main character sympathetic but at times a little hard to like and even relate to.  None of the characters fully meshed to bring the story to life in a way I would have really enjoyed.  There was some harsh language and some sex scenes that don’t make this a suitable read for anyone very young.  I think mystery lovers will really enjoy this read, but you do have to be prepared of the back and forth to not get lost in the story.  Overall it was an enjoyable read but I will let other readers make their own call about this being one that they keep on the shelves to pick up again.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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