The Tarnished Eye

The Tarnished Eye

by Judith Guest


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Tarnished Eye 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stereotypical and cardboard characters matched with a nonsensical and patently absurd story. In addition, the true case this story pretends to be based on was solved many years ago.
pdebolt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting mystery by the author of Ordinary People. It combines two sets of murders, one in a small town. It is very fast-paced, and I was surprised at the outcome.
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loosely based on the 1968 murder of a family of six where the killer closed the drapes, locked the doors and just walked away, the community of Blessed, Michigan is shattered by the murder of the Norbois family. The questions and secrets swirl around this case and the clues and revelations come thick and fast for the police. I liked this book very much and give it an A+!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Guest at a book signing last fall. In attendance were fourteen of her sorority sisters from her college days. What a special night it was for them. The overall turnout was excellent, and the audience appreciated Ms. Guest's comments, her discussion of the real stories behind this novel, her revelation of some of her own life issues, and her thought processes behind certain fictional characters in this book, particularly that of the depressive Sheriff Hugh DeWitt. DeWitt has a difficult time seeing the positive side of anything. That does not change during the course of the story. Ms. Guest's writing is easygoing and fluid. The book is made up of short, fast-moving chapters. The concept is a little different than the usual mystery novel as Guest includes chapters about the Norbois victims at the time they were alive. Each member of the family has his/her own chapter. Being from Petoskey, Michigan, and very much aware of the Robison murders (Norbois) and a student at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, during the time of John Norman Collins, I was interested in reading this book from the instant I first heard about it (one of Collins's victims was murdered two blocks from where we lived on campus). When you've been there, a story based on real events looks very different to you than to someone who knows nothing about these events. The Robison murders have never been solved. John Norman Collins remains in prison. Judith Guest shared with us some of the fears she had about writing this story while the possibility exists that the Robison killer is still out there somewhere (even though she believes there's a connection between the Norbois murders and JNC). She also talked about some of the people still very interested in solving this horrendous crime. Hopefully, this fictionalized version of the real story will lead to that end. A good read. Carolyn Rowe Hill
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to start reading the Tarnished Eye; however, I was very dissapointed at how poorly the novel developed.The characters never came full circle and it was hard to relate to any of them. This is suppose to be a book of suspense when in fact it was rather boring and unfulfilling. The ending was atrocious. It was almost as if the writer wanted to finish the book and just threw in some last minute absurdity to get the writing out of the way. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I was deeply upset after reading this so called suspense novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read everything I can get my hand on on the real story FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS ..Iwas so excited to see someone finish it.WHEN THIS WAS PICKED FOR OUR BOOK CLUB, AND I SAW THE COVER,THE ANOGRAM OF THE FAMILY NAME I READ I IN A DAY GOOD WORK ...BLESSED ARE THE GOODHART-ED
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited to read this sounded like a great police/murder mystery. However...the character development was WEAK. I felt no connection to the charatcters. The plot was WEAK..I kept waiting for the book to pick up..and when the crime is finally solved I felt let down..there was no excitement factor and the ending was WEAK...I turned the page to continue reading...but it was over and I didn't even realize. Save your money on this one...JUDITH I want a REFUND!!!!!!!!!