Eyes Like Mine

by Sheena Kamal

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February 2017 Debut of the Month.

A wonderfully intense and dramatic thriller, one that highlights the background, exposes the concealed, yet is action-packed and constantly moving. Nora Watts gave up her child, 15 years later that child is missing, and as the circumstances begin to twist around her, Nora has to revisit her past. Set in British Columbia, in the back streets and under-belly of Vancouver, and the vast icy mountain interior, the surroundings are a dramatic crucial element to the story. Nora is a truly distinctive character, tenacious, difficult, solitary, and she tells her own story, permitting you access to her uppermost thoughts. Sheena Kamal allows explanations to wait, encouraging you to get a feel for Nora by her actions and not her past. At times descriptive detailing surprised me, before connecting deeply within, at others I felt my mind racing to catch up, to understand. ‘Eyes Like Mine’ assails senses, stimulates thoughts and reasoning, and is a powerful, captivating read. ~ Liz Robinson

Liz Robinson

Eyes Like Mine Synopsis

It's late. The phone rings. The man on the other end says his daughter is missing. Your daughter. The baby you gave away over fifteen years ago. What do you do? Nora Watts isn't sure that she wants to get involved. Troubled, messed up, and with more than enough problems of her own, Nora doesn't want to revisit the past. But then she sees the photograph. A girl, a teenager, with her eyes. How can she turn her back on her? But going in search of her daughter brings Nora into contact with a past that she would rather forget, a past that she has worked hard to put behind her, but which is always there, waiting for her ...

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Eyes Like Mine Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'This is everything you want out of a thriller – fast-paced, (very) gritty, challenging and human. Fantastic read.'
  • Natasha Motton - 'Captivating suspense thriller...This is a compelling read which grabs your attention from the offset.'
  • Alexandra Harper-Williams - 'I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced novel and found it very hard to put down...Fantastic novel for cosy winter evenings.'
  • Sophia Ufton - 'This was an amazing story and I loved every second of it.'
  • Nicola Lowes - 'A good suspense story with an ending that wraps up all the loose ends. I enjoyed it.'
  • Nicola Kingswell - 'How far can you run when your past catches up with you? Great narrative, scene setting, dialogue and characters. Would make an excellent adventure movie.'
  • Janet Gilliard - 'This is the first Nora Watts novel and I really enjoyed it. A well written page turner.'
  • Jillian McFrederick - 'I found this a good read though at times it seemed overly complicated...on the whole an entertaining read.'
  • Alison Bisping - 'I really enjoyed this - plenty of twists and turns.  In fact, so many, I probably need to re-read it, which is very rare for me.  A good psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages.'
  • Sarah Jones - 'Tried too hard to be edgy and gritty but didn't succeed. Too many themes which didn't work.'
  • Rachel Corlett - 'This book will stay in my thoughts for a long time. A must read.'

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ISBN: 9781785762567
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785762567
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Author: Sheena Kamal
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Sheena Kamal

Sheena Kamal holds an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, which she attended on Canada's most prestigious scholarship, received for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness in Toronto. She went on to work in the film and TV industry, most recently as a researcher for a crime drama series being developed for television. Her research into crime and investigative journalism inspired Eyes Like Mine.  Author photo © Macolm Tweedy

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