"Crazy Women on a Crazy Quest..."
Reviewed by Dot Dittman
Posted January 11, 2015
Women's Fiction Contemporary | Women's Fiction
I think I would have liked the characters in EYES ONLY by
Fern Michaels under different circumstances. By that, I
mean IF I had read the previous books in this series. It
number twenty-four in the Sisterhood Series. I had
no idea when I started
it. As it was, there is a constant re-visiting of the
story of one character after another. My mind was asking
questions in so many directions that it was hard to follow
the plot line of the current story.
I could tell that the women, Annie and Myra, were
close friends because of their ability to communicate with
just their eyes. I do not understand the part about the
spirit daughters or the purpose the dogs play in the
It is just too many plot points and too many characters to
follow. I'm sure faithful fans who have come along this
journey with Ms. Michaels would not notice these details.
I'm sure they are old friends with the characters and skim
over the parts they already know.
The Sisterhood is a group of mostly women—with a
support group of men—who pick cases of injustice and set
out to avenge them. They are a vigilante group who don't
follow any particular rules; they make it up as they go
along. This time, there are adoptive parents, the Domingos
who are being harassed by one of the richest men in the
world to return what he considers his property. Angus
Spyder owns most of an exclusive island where he keeps all
his possessions-including his wife and his daughter,
Gretchen. After Gretchen has a car accident, Mr. Spyder
sees on her medical history that she gave birth to twins
and gave them up for adoption. He wants them back at any
The Sisterhood decide to take the adoptive parents and
twins into protective custody and then go to Spyder
They plan to punish Angus Spyder, who is a truly evil man
while liberating his wife and daughter. His head of
security is another evil man—the only criminal ever to
escape the Sisterhood vigilante group.
Countess de Silva (Annie) happens to own a villa on the
exclusive island. The disguises and roles that they don
hilarious and in my opinion, some of the best parts of the
book. However, the storyline keeps getting more
and convoluted. It is hard to follow at times. There are
many characters! The details of the ending aren't
predictable, but the general outcome is. A word of advice:
don't read EYES ALONE as a stand-alone. Read the rest of
the series first.
Sisterhood Forever Lush, exclusive Spyder Island is home to many of the
world's billionaires. Years ago, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's
namesake, gave her twin babies up for legal adoption. Now Gretchen and her
father are trying to get them back. The twins' adoptive parents are a
loving but poor couple, completely outgunned by the Spyders' wealth.
Their only hope lies with Myra Rutledge and her formidable Sisterhood, who
are as ready as ever to fight the good fight. But nestled among the lavish
mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy.
And in a case that's far more twisted than it first appeared, the
ingenuity, courage, and friendship of the Sisterhood will be tested as
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