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  • Writer's pictureCaitlyn Lynch

Book Review: Blind Vigil by Rick Cahill

Shot in the face and left blinded, PI Rick Cahill is flailing, trying to figure out where his life is going. When a friend asks him for advice on a case she’s been asked to take by Rick’s old friend Turk, he jumps at the chance to feel useful again. Only it’s not even a day later that Turk’s girlfriend is found murdered - and Turk is right in the frame for her murder.

Rick is dealing with an awful lot here. He’s a dogged type, though, and even dealing with the major disability of his blindness, he manages to figure out what’s really going on. This is the seventh book in the author’s series about Rick Cahill, and there’s obviously a lot of history here (not least the incident in which Rick was shot and blinded) that I, as someone who hasn’t read the rest of the series, am not privy too. Nevertheless, I didn’t have too much trouble following along and getting a pretty good feel for Rick’s character, as well as those closest to him.

The only thing I found disappointing was that Rick recovers from his blindness at the end of the story and resumes his life as a PI, making this a ‘one-off’ story about a case he has to work while dealing with his disability. It’s not a magical cure, but I would definitely be more interested in reading more in the series about a blind PI who still manages to figure out ways to solve cases - even if he’d just ended up as legally blind rather than totally. This was still a good story in and of itself, though, so I’ll give it four stars.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.

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