by Annie Solomon

February 2005
ISBN: 0-446-61358-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

Undercover detective Danny Sinofsky, or Sin to his friends, goes blind during a weapons bust. As a result of a hit to his neck a few weeks prior, he suffered a stroke and lost his vision, and the doctors arenít hopeful heíll ever get it back. Mobility instructor Martha Crowe is trained to teach him to cope with his new disability. Unfortunately Danny isnít being a very cooperative patient and doesnít want to accept the fact that his blindness is permanent. Heís a very strong man, and having people see him as weak is not acceptable.

After Martha witnesses an attempt on Dannyís life, the two of them are sent to a safe house. As Martha teaches Danny how to take care of himself, they slowly begin to learn things about each other. Martha knows Danny from school, but he has no recollection of her. While Danny has no shortcomings in the looks department, Martha is tall and skinny and was nicknamed Scare Crowe in high school. Although he can no longer depend on his eyes, and despite Marthaís claims that sheís not beautiful, Danny canít resist her.

When another attempt is made on their lives, Danny suspects a mole in the police department. With help from a friend and Marthaís dad they hide out as they try to figure out why someone so desperately wants them dead. Danny and Martha also have to decide if the feelings they have for each other are real or a reaction to their circumstances.

Both of the main characters in Blind Curve are strong, and despite setbacks show a determination to survive and succeed on their own. I found the story to be very realistic in terms of how Danny reacted to his blindness, and his condition certainly added to an already suspenseful story.

Reviewed in January 2005 by Jackie.

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