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The Rules of Seeing

By: Joe Heap
Narrated by: Cariad Lloyd
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
4 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

What you see depends on what you’re looking for....

Rule of Seeing no. 399.

Learning to see is often a thankless task. Then, sometimes, the world opens up and you understand nothing will ever look the same again.

Nova can do many things. She can speak five languages. She can tell when someone is lying from the sound of their voice. She can even make an excellent sandwich with peaches, pepperoni and pickles...although she can’t convince anyone to try it.

But there’s one thing Nova can’t do. She can’t see. Until an operation restores her sight, and everything changes.

Nova meets Kate when both women need each other the most. And as Kate comes into focus, Nova learns that the world isn’t as bright as she first thought it would be. She can sense that Kate’s problems are the ones you can’t see, and from an unspoken connection, an unlikely friendship blossoms.

It’s time for Nova to open her eyes and see the world differently, in the very best way.

©2018 Joe Heap (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An astonishing debut." (Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things)

"This has made me see the world in a different way...I loved it." (Dawn O'Porter)

"Truly original...it kept me guessing until the nail-biting end. A stunning and memorable page-turner." (Sarah J. Harris, author of The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder)

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Captivating escapism

An incredible book. hooled me in and became addictive in its sensitivity and story line. The perfect read!

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Inconsistent, simplistic, unfocused unidirectional

This book desperately needed an editor a critical editor that has read some books or understand what the plot of a book should be about.
The so-called reviewers on the cover of this book are just the mercenary advertisement for a product that will make the writer cringe in the future.
What this book is not about is a vision of any kind, the main character has a list over three hundred and ninety rules for seeing we get to know maybe ten; also we are told at infinitum that vision is a language (the main character is a translator, so apparently everything is a language ).
The only surprise is that the thriller is no thrilling, the relationships are at best absurd at worst the most boring sexual couples ever, and the bony boiler of the story is so pathetic and poorly described it was hard to believe no one told the writer he/she had to start again. Just one example the knife he uses is a serrated bread knife; I will never look at toast the same way, the horror, the horror.
A waste of time and money, the worst book I read this year. .


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Well written, funny sad and surprising.

I loved the characters and the change of narrator. Many cliffhangers kept me engaged whilst reading as I cared for Kate and Nova.