Dead Blind by Rebecca Bradley – Review.


About the Book

Returning to work following an accident, Detective Inspector Ray Patrick refuses to disclose he now lives with face blindness – an inability to recognise faces.

As Ray deceives his team he is pulled into a police operation that targets an international trade in human organs. And when he attempts to bring the organisation down, Ray is witness to a savage murder.

But it’s a killer he will never remember.

The pressure mounts as Ray attempts to keep his secret and solve the case alone. With only his ex-wife as a confidant he feels progressively isolated.

Can he escape with his career and his life intact?

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received.I often hear about life changing injuries on the news but prosopagnosia was a condition I had never heard of. And I can’t imagine how devastating it would be to suddenly not recognise loved ones. Or be able to do your job. And Ray being able to recognise people was essential.
His emotions, guilt and frustrations were shown brilliantly. They were just as important to the storyline and the murder case that involved organ trafficking.
He was a character I warmed to as I read. I wished he could open up to his friends, colleagues and loved ones more and explain to them how it made him feel. But I understood the reasoning behind it. The loneliness it caused him and the feeling that he would lose the job he loved.
Whilst most of the novel concerns Ray there was a case to solve. His team was upset with the events that happened early on in the novel, and at Ray’s remoteness.
The case is important but my favourite part of the novel was Ray trying to accept that his life had changed. And him knowing that he had open up to people. It made me think about all the ones you hear of who have invisible illnesses, and how they cope with it.
A very interesting standalone novel that is different to everything else I have read recently.

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