Book Review: Blind Spots

BLIND SPOTS | Thomas Mullen
04.04.2023 | Minotaur Books
Rating: 3/5 stars


Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people’s brains. But what happens when someone finds a way to hack it and change what people see?

Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn’t believe her―until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists―and with the bodies piling up―Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can’t even trust his own eyes.

I love when thrillers include a science fiction plotline. Throw in a dystopian vibe and I’m definitely going to read it!

I absolutely love the concept behind Blind Spots. I can’t imagine waking up one day and going blind, let alone that also happening to the entire world within a matter of months. Terrifying. The way that technology plays such a heavy role and the unique human reactions to this being a part of their lives felt very natural. This was exemplified with our main character, Mark Owens, who clearly has mixed emotions for his situation and how that connects to him as a detective. 

The case that Mark is investigating was very intricately layered and left me a little confused at times. There are a lot of character names thrown at you. Perhaps it was because I was listening to the audio version, but I found it difficult to keep track of who was who. Despite this, I was definitely fully invested in the case, getting to know Mark, and finding out what was happening. If you’re looking for a unique thriller, this is one I recommend checking out!

A huge thank you to Minotaur Books for my gifted copy!

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