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Very interesting concept for a book. It seemed fresh. The characters were interesting enough that I began to care about what happened to them. The premise being that a blind woman, when touching the body of a deceased person can see the last 18 seconds of their lives. Needless to say she is much in demand by loved ones left behind as well as police agencies. No one seems to understand the toll it takes on her personally. A good read. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
Anderson WaPo 4/16/07
  namfos | Sep 8, 2011 |
Blind orphan Sherry Moore helps the police catch killers by being able to "view" the last 18 seconds of a person's life stored in their short-term memory.

A fantastic thriller with strong characters and lots of plot twists. Highly recommend. ( )
  EvilynJ | Feb 26, 2010 |
okay, but not gripping. ( )
  annekiwi | Oct 23, 2009 |
Fast paced thriller about a search for a serial killer in a small coastal town on the eastern coast of the US. The killer is tracked down by a blind woman who can read the last 18 seconds of peoples lives. It was a novel way of using a psychic in a thriller. ( )
  Narrabeen | Oct 9, 2009 |
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To Susan, whose special gift to this world is her innocent love for all things. To law enforcement friends, brother and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Sherry stepped off the courtesy cart near the hotel kiosk in the ground transportation level of the Pittsburgh International Airport.
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Sherry Moore, a beautiful, blind psychic, has the extraordinary ability to 'see' the last eighteen seconds of a murder victim's life by touching the corpse. She uses her gift to help others solve mysteries only she can tap into. Serial killer Earl Sykes never got caught for his vicious murders. Instead, it was a deadly auto accident that landed him in prison. Now, years later, he is free and hungry for revenge. Setting his sights on Lieutenant Kelly O'Shaunisy, the daughter of his captor, he returns to his seaside hometown of Wildwood, New Jersey - and to his gruesome, murderous ways. When Lieutenant O'Shaunisy begins to investigate the disappearance of young women from desolate areas of the boardwalk, she encounters frustrating dead-end clues and more deaths. Her desperation leads her to accept Sherry's help, but not without consequences. Together, the two women set out to discover the identity of the killer and become entangled in a dangerous web that could cost them their lives. With two memorable heroines, pulse-pounding suspense, and twists that will keep readers guessing until the last pages, 18 SECONDS introduces a powerful writing talent to the suspense scene.

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"Investigative consultant Sherry Moore is blind and stunningly beautiful, with the extraordinary ability to "see" the deceased's last eighteen seconds of memory by touching the corpse. At age five, she was found near death on the steps of a city hospital. A head injury had left her without sight and prevented her from remembering her past. When Sherry discovers she does have sight - sight that transcends death - she learns to use her gift to help others solve mysteries that only she can tap into." "Serial killer Earl Sykes was never caught for his vicious murders. Instead, a deadly traffic accident landed him in prison. Now, almost thirty years later, he returns to the seaside town of Wildwood, New Jersey - and to abducting young female victims from desolate areas of the boardwalk for his gruesome games." "Wildwood police lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy is stymied over the disappearance of young women from the boardwalk - crimes horrifyingly reminiscent of unsolved cases from the seventies. When an old man's untimely death leads Sherry Moore to Wildwood, O'Shaughnessy's desperation to stem the bloodshed forces her to accept Sherry's help, but not without consequences. As the two women join forces to discover the killer's identity, they unwittingly become the hunted, marching deeper with every step into the monster's lair."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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