The Seattle police are convinced that Thad Johansen killed his reported missing spouse and disposed of the body. However, the only witness to the incident is the Johansen's six year old son, Jace, who is so frightened over having seen a strange light the night his mother disappeared, he cannot tell anyone, even his father Thad, what he observed. Detective Kevin McCallister turns to an old friend, psychiatrist Kerri Whitaker, to learn the truth.
When Kerri learns a child is involved, she wants to flee because she has not has not yet coped with the death of her beloved little daughter. Still, she knows that Jace needs help and reluctantly pushes her personal grief aside to provide that assistance. Jace and Thad attend therapy sessions with Kerri, who is shocked by what she learns. The description of that fatal night is that of a classic alien abduction. When Thad allegedly commits suicide, Kerri is the only adult who believes he has been murdered, but wonders by what and whether the child is next?
EYES OF NIGHT is an exciting thriller that invokes xenophobic anxieties caused by the fears of alien abduction. The lead characters and the support cast are all first rate, and the story line is an action-packed, one sitting read. However, readers who want to know if Beth Amos' classy chiller is an abduction tale or not will have to peruse the book. Still, the Roswell and the skeptic crowds will finally agree on one thing, that this is one great novel.
A woman is missing.There is no evidence of foul play,but certain small,disturbing signs indicate that the young mother didn't leave of her own volition.The only answer to the mystery lies locked in the mind of her terrified,silent child.
A women is missing there is no evidence of foul play but certain small disturbing signs indicate that the youn mother didnt leave of her own volition the only answer to the mystery lies locked in the mind of her terrified silent child. When the police bring little Jace Johansen to psychiatrist Kerri Whitaker for assessment she knows that her own troubled past should prevent her from taking on Jace as a patiendt but the childs anguish is a wordless plea for help that instatly moves her.
A terrified child,who doesn't speak, may be the only one to know where is missing Mother is. Psychiatrist Kerri knows her history won't help but coaxes him to speak and the real nightmare begins..she must act soon or they, too, will disappeear....forever.
I like Beth Amos' books as a rule. Her best one, I believe, was Second Sight. I feel her writing isn't as tight and suspenseful as some, but she has good character development and they are entertaining. Easy and enjoyable read.