REVIEW: NIGHT BLINDNESS by Susan Strecker NIGHT BLINDNESS is an excellent character study entwined with mystery, lost love, guilt, secrecy, marriage, art, music, and romance. Jensen Reilly' s beloved older brother died when she was sixteen, sending her into a tailspin of boarding school, acting out, misbehavior, and university far away. Now married to her art professor and living in Santa Fe, she is summoned home to Connecticut upon diagnosis of her beloved father's brain tumor. His neurosurgeon is the very love from whom she ran after her brother's death. Going "home" means facing the dread of her father's condition, and facing the fears, secrecy, and guilts she has striven to keep interred.