Blind Vision - Karen Fritz

It's been a long time since a book kept me up at night until I finished it. "Blind Vision" did just that.


In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you that I knew nothing of this book until the author and I were in a collegial discussion about a completely different matter. After that discussion, I obtained the book because, frankly, I enjoy mysteries and I believe in supporting independent authors.


I am very glad that I did so, as you can tell from my rating and the "up all night" business.


Anyway, Peter Cole is a young blind man who moves out of his mother's home and into a boarding house. The neighborhood is not great, but it's within walking distances of his job as an EMS dispatcher.


Meanwhile, Detective Joe Carson has caught a case of what will turn out to be serial murders and is struggling to figure out how to stop the perpetrator.


Cole and Carson's paths cross when Cole discloses that he's having visions about the murders ... and thus begins the action.


As always with such stories, it is hard to write a review without delivering spoilers. Suffice it to say that Fritz has constructed a tight story with some interesting and believable characters. I did figure out the "whodunnit" a couple of chapters before the reveal, but I suspect that's a function of reading numerous mysteries. There are a few editorial issues specifically to do with punctuation, but otherwise an outstanding read.