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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Seeing Evil by Jason Parent


Summary on Goodreads.

"Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide.

In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people’s dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though—not even Sam Reilly..
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Well, this is the first book that I read where the school actually does something for an abused child. 

Tessa is being badly abused by her father, but she would never dare to say something. Fortunately, she didn't hqve to because the school counselor could see the signs.

I really liked that because in all other books I've read school leaders never see anything. It's like the child has to come and say straight out "my father hits me." 

I also liked that although Tessa was being abused she knew that was wrong and she didn't deserve it. 

Now Michael, I kind of liked Michael but I felt that his character was lacking something. So was detective Sam's.

I found the story to be fast paced and it moved along nicely. But in general, I felt something was missing; like it lacked depth.

The bullying part was also well played. The bullied actually did something. And Michael's ability to see people's future seemed to be... well, everybody in the school seemed to know, and I just found that odd. 

But overall, I liked the story.