Reviews of Night Blind (2012)
Review by michael a draper (2012-11-04)
Blake Sanders was a public affairs official, formerly a college basketball star. He lost his job and financial scandal. He's haunted by the suicide of his son and subsides by delivering newspapers.
His misfortunes seem to have given him more empathy toward others. His part in the story begins with talking a woman away from taking her life by jumping from a bridge.
The last stop on his delivery route is with an elderly woman. He'd often stop and have tea with her to make her feel not so alone. This night, she is murdered and the killer tries to pin it on Blake.
There is a part of the story about a bequest made to an order of nuns in the eighteen fifties. The nunnery was given land and mineral rights, now there is something that a crazed French agent is after and this man doesn't mind killing to get what he wants.
The author has a girt for pacing, as well as developing sensitive and likable characters.
(This review refers to the 2012 version titled “Night Blind”)