See No Evil by J.P. Choquette is a suspenseful tale set in a town where all treacherous paths lead back to the same culprit. But will our main character make it out of this twisted maze unscathed?
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author per request of an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
CW: Tread lightly here, this author briefly handles some very heavy topics that may be unsettling to some readers.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on See No Evil by J.P. Choquette
Tayt Waters has a few gigs running at the same time; a cleaning company, a security company, and a special company that helps “people, mostly women, who haven’t gotten the justice they deserve the legal way.”
While she juggles work with the three roles, she soon starts to juggle separate cases that she’s looking into as well; a missing girl, a husband that up and left his family, and a murder… And the murder case is a little too close to home.
As Tayt goes deeper into her investigations, she soon realizes that these cases are all linked. As she get closer to finding where each of these paths lead, she also receives her first threat, telling her to leave it alone… But of course, Tayt can’t do that. Once she’s on a case, she is determined to see it through!
Readers are sure to be drawn toward Tayt almost immediately upon meeting her, and as you learn more about her, that interest only grows. I loved seeing how much she cares for total strangers, as well as a few of those close to her. I could certainly relate to her family dynamics, so I really felt for her there.
The storyline ramps up about midway through and then it’s a full on sprint to the end as things get more and more tense!
While the end of this book wraps up a number of situations, it also leaves a few things hanging. As this is the first book in the series, it will be very interesting to see those items come up later on!
My Favorite Passages from See No Evil
The door on my rusted Toyota squeals like a squirrel who’s just been informed he has a nut allergy.
Apparently, there’s some sort of standoff between a hip-hop lover and a country-western fanatic. Vanilla Ice is yelling fast and loud as I survey the rest of the room. A half dozen round tables dot the room, most of them full. The carpet is an indeterminate color, stained dark in some areas, and I bet money that if I touched it, my hand would stick. Lighted signs announcing various beer brands are thrown on the walls in no apparent order, some hanging precariously, as though the slightest bump on the plaster surfaces will knock them down.
Stars above look like Lite Brite pegs, white points pushed into a velvety black background.
Give me a to-do list of seventy-five items, and I’ll fly through them until I crash. Make me sit still in one spot for hours on end, though, and I come undone.
The next several miles are used putting together pieces in my mental jigsaw puzzle. My brain is moving much more quickly, thanks to the caffeine rush, spitting information and facts out to me like a well-run popcorn machine at the cinema.
My Final Thoughts on See No Evil
If you’re looking for a very tense and suspenseful book to kick off a series centered around a woman doing the best she can with what she has, while also fighting for justice, then this is one you need to grab!
Thanks for reading!