Book Review: Eyes to See by: Joseph Nassise

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Tor Books

Publish Date: June 26, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Synopsis: In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice.

Abandoning all hope for a normal life, he enters the world of ghosts and even more dangerous entities from beyond the grave. Sacrificing his normal sight so that he can see the souls of the dead and the powers that stalk his worst nightmares, Hunt embarks upon a strange new career—a pariah among the living; a scourge among the dead; doomed to walk between the light of day and the deepest darkness beyond night.

His love for his departed daughter sustains him when all is most hopeless, but Hunt is cursed by something more evil than he can possibly imagine. As he descends into the maelstrom of his terrifying quest, he discovers that even his deepest fears are but prelude to yet darker deeds by a powerful entity from beyond the grave…that will not let him go until it has used him for its own nefarious purposes.

Review: To what lengths would you go to save your child?

Jeremiah Hunt gave up everything in the search for his missing daughter: his job, his wife, and his eyesight. He was so desperate for answers he performed a ritual to help him see the unseen. What he didn’t realize was the world is a darker and scarier place than he ever imagined. With his regular eyesight gone, he now has a different kind of vision - one which lets him to see ghosts and other ‘underworld’ creatures. Now he’s helping the police discover the identity of a serial killer, but he may find more than he ever bargained for…

‘Eyes to See’ is a darkly compelling novel of love, loss, and the unexplainable. Mr. Nassise has built a complex world where the layers between the norm and the ‘other’ are onion-skin thin. This is a gritty noir story with a heavy urban fantasy undertone. I found myself easily brought into Jeremiah’s world and the emotional depth the author gave to his characters is amazing. I felt as if I was there with Jeremiah, Dmitri, Denise, Whisper, and Scream. I liked the way Jeremiah’s past was told in pieces interspersed throughout the story as well as the twisted path to the conclusion. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the Jeremiah Hunt Chronicles, as ‘Eyes to See’ is a smashing start to this trilogy.

Jeremiah Hunt Series: Eyes to See (1), King of the Dead (2)


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