Review: Third Eye by Rick R. Reed
My rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
This a harrowing story of kidnapping and murder where the only living witness is single dad Cayce D’Amico—he is only able to “witness” these murders of young girls after a tree branch falls on his head and knocks him unconscious. When he awakens, he has far more intimate knowledge of the people around him than he wants to simply by touching them.
For those he cannot touch, seeing the picture of the missing girls in the newspaper triggers his “third eye,” and he is able to see and relive the kidnapping and murder of these girls through their own eyes.
I mean it when I say harrowing. This is not a romance novel. The protagonist is a gay man, and he encounters other gay men in the journey of the story and does find romance, but this is primarily a suspense novel. I don’t consider myself faint of heart when it comes to reading crime and thriller fiction, but Rick Reed’s novel “Third Eye” cuts to the bone.
This is a very well done suspense thriller with the most excellently creepy cover I’ve seen in a while. If you’re familiar with Rick Reed’s romances but you also read outside the box, this is for you. It has gripping suspense with a clean, well-developed style; many points of view tell the story, but it’s never confusing.
Cayce knows he has information the police need to find the killers, but he also knows this will likely make him a person of interest. A single father himself, he is driven to connect with the families of the missing girls in order to either find them or get the families some closure. When the unthinkable happens, he has help in the form of a damaged reporter, who is also the love interest, and together they bring the story to its edge-of-your-seat conclusion.
My recommendation: Leave all the lights on when you read this! 😉
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson