A Blind Eye

by Julie Daines


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Life has dealt Christian Morris one blow too many. After his mother’s untimely death left him in the care of his distant, workaholic father, family life became anything but happy. Now, after eight years of neglect and loneliness, he can’t think of a reason to stay. The promise of a new beginning beckons, and with bags packed, Christian embarks on what he anticipates will be an uneventful roadtrip to Canada — and freedom from his pain. But in a twist of fate, his plans take a drastic detour in the form of a beautiful and frightened girl. Scarlett, a British teenager, suddenly appears in his life — and she’s in trouble.

Blind since birth, Scarlett Becket has virtually been abandoned. Following her completion of school, Scarlett’s world is shattered the night she’s abducted from her temporary London flat. Unable to see her kidnappers, she is uncertain as to who they are or why they chose her. What she does know is that in a series of vivid dreams, much like those she has had before, she has foreseen a grisly murder — and this time, she’s the victim. Scarlett’s narrow escape and encounter with Christian has provided her a temporary refuge, but it’s only a matter of time before her captors pick up her trail.

Determined to protect Scarlett, whatever the price, Christian embarks on a dangerous course as he fights to keep her alive. And in entering the twisted maze of betrayal and redemption, he quickly realizes that life looks different when you may not live to see tomorrow.

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About the Author

Julie Daines

Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.

She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her verveine.

To learn more about Julie Daines or to contact her, visit her website at www.juliedaines.com.

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Average rating:

(based upon 10 reviews)

Plot was okay, but writing was just average
By , Submitted on 2018-05-11

I loved the title idea of the plot, but I'm not sure it was executed as well as it could be. The writing is just okay, very average. The narrator's voice ruined this story for me. It was like a man trying talk like the most boring annoying teen he can think of. It came out very dry and very unprofessionally done. It feels like they just grabbed the first person they saw and asked them record it. If you choose to purchase the book do not get the audio! The plot was the only reason I kept listening because it was interesting enough that I did not want to stop listening. There were some very dumb moments that made no sense but for the sake of the reader I will not add spoilers here. Also, the author mad the lead boy LDS and mentioned it a couple times, I think just to sell it to an LDS audience though it honestly just feels like an after-sight and make no difference and almost does not fit in the story. I would not really recommend this book because I feel that is is poorly executed. The book had great potential but fell short.

promising writer… really enjoyed the audio book!
By , Submitted on 2017-12-08

I listen to tons of audio books. This captured me within the first 2 min. and
held my interest throughout the whole story. Relatable, quirky, suspenseful.... really enjoyed it. I plan on recommending it to my 16 year old son. The reader was a good fit for the story as well. Well done!

A compelling read
By , Submitted on 2017-06-17

Seventeen-year-old Christian Morris decides the only way to save himself from his father's neglect is to run away from home. On his way out of town, he finds a stowaway hiding in his car—Scarlett, who has been kidnapped from London. Blind since birth, Scarlett has developed a sixth sense: she dreams about someone’s death before it happens. And now, she has dreamed about her own.

Christian’s attempt to leave home turns into a race to save Scarlett from death by scientific experimentation. His growing relationship with the girl helps him to look past his own blindness and confront the truth about his father. But first, he must find the kidnappers before they can get to Scarlett.

The story pulled me in right away. I felt for Christian's situation immediately. So much of people's self-esteem is based on what their parents think of them, the people who would love them no matter what. And if your only remaining parents calls you "nothing"? Tough place to be in.

But the story is deeper than it seems in the beginning, especially when Christian finds Scarlett in the back of his after he visits his mother's grave. That's when the story turns into a wild rollercoaster ride. There's plenty of action. The characters you should want to like, you do. Those you should want to hate, you do.

The resolution, though rocky, is satisfying and hopeful.

4 1/2 stars because I did have a few issues.

***spoiler alert***

I had a few issues.
* I thought Christian's initial response to Scarlett's claim to have been kidnapped was pretty low key. He did blow it off but came back to it later, so it had registered with him. Why not be more curious right up front? I would have. I'd have been worried.
* Red flags flew all over the place when the British "friend" showed up to claim Scarlett. Um, passport anyone? If she had been smuggled our of London and brought to the US, she didn't have one, yet this guy was going to get her out again? It just stretched the believability that Christian didn't wonder about how she was going to get out. I would assume that a family with a lot of money might have traveled internationally, even if only to a Mexican resort or into Canada.
* A man showed up at Christian's school claiming to be his father and chased him down the hall. Christian's friend didn't seem to think anything about it, and no one reported anything?

By , Submitted on 2016-09-25

As I said in the title, this book is a delight! Julie Daines writes with wit, intensity and authenticity.

Not many female writers can get it right when it comes to writing teenage boys (Robin McKinnley's 'Robin Hood' comes to mind, {but, to her credit, she goes on to get it right in 'Dragonhaven'}). As the mother of 3 of the aforementioned teenage boys, all I can say is she got it right! (The scene in the mall is classic!)

The British-isms are a witty touch and are a venue for Ms. Daines to express her wit.

I'm always on the look-out for writers who can do humor. They are few and far between, but Ms. Daines has it down to a fine science. Clever dialogue, funny situations; she's quite a master.

A thoroughly enjoyable book!

Keep writing, Ms. Daines! I eagerly await more!

Romance, Intrigue and a Sassy Brit
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved everything about this book. The romance, the main character and the sassy blind girl. Not to mention the mystery of who is trying to kill them both or the exploration of relationships.
Julie is a good, clean writer and this book will be enjoyed by all ages, especially teens.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book was SO GOOD!
It has everything I love in a book...suspense, mystery, and humor, all rolled-up in a little bit of romance.
The storyline is awesome!
This book is definitely a must-read!

Knocked it out of the park!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Julie Daines knocked it out of the park! The pacing was just right. Lots of edge of your seat tension, but moments of quiet and humor too. Plausible character motivation and action. Strong, believable characters. Solid writing.

This book is fantastic! Trust me on this one. Read it! I give it 5 stars. Recommended to teen readers, 14 and up, who like contemporary mystery/suspense/action and to adults who like a good suspense without the gore.

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Great for Teens
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

After 2 people in my household read the book cover to cover and would not let go if it until they were finished, I realized what a great book this is. I have purchased one for each member of the family. Everyone is a 5 of 5 stars. It is nice to see an author who can tell a story without recycling ideas. Good material, interesting characters, and refreshing writing style. A definite recommend for both young men and young women.

Refreshing and exciting!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

One of my favorite YA adult books in a long while! The plot was perfectly paced, I LOVED the two main characters, and the fact that it's told from a male point of view is so refreshing (we haven't had a good male POV since Harry Potter). Just the right blend of mystery, action, and romance. Excited to read more books from this awesome debut author!

Definitely worth reading
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a fun book with great characters. The book was well paced and the writing was very engaging. Can't wait for her next one.

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