Kristen H. (Lowell, MA)
Crazy or not?
Is Gen crazy for thinking that those around her are keeping secret ? It has been a rough few years for Gen since losing her baby and she is starting to feel like she is ready to start living again until she is given information that her baby might still be alive.
This story kept me on the edge of my seat with fully developed characters and a great story line. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a book to keep you up at night because it is too good to put down.
Carol T. (Ankeny, IA)
Good read but gullible protagonist
Gripping read - once I truly was able to disregard reality and the gullibility of the protagonist. The author does know how to put together a plot and keep the reader turning pages. Now, if she can just develop a truly believable premise....
Madeline M. (FL)
Close My Eyes
I would actually give this a 4 and 1/2 rating if I could. When I wasn't reading this book, I wanted to be reading it! It is fast-paced with an underlying urgency and a sweeping suspense that carried me along, even over a few of the rough spots that kept me from giving this a 5 rating. If you're in the mood for a mystery/thriller, definitely pick this up.
Judy G. (Carmel, IN)
I was engaged and enjoying this book until it reached the latter chapters of the book when the plot was winding up to its conclusion. A couple of things just struck me wrong (don't want to spoil the plot for review readers) and I never did buy into the rest of the ending. For this reason my rating for this book is only average as it does not measure up to the work of other authors' work for 4-rated books.
Diane D. (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
Not so thrilling....
Although I wanted to love this book, as it was reminiscent of Gone Girl and Before I go to Sleep, I found it lacking. The twists, even though far-fetched, were also predictable. It is a quick read, but for me, not ultimately rewarding.
Sue J. (Wauwatosa, WI)
I read Close My Eyes in two days, couldn't put it down! The story begins with Geniver and her husband Art going for a consultation for yet another IVF procedure. Eight years ago, Geniver delivered a stillborn girl and hasn't been successful in getting pregnant again. A women shows up a few days later at her door claiming that her baby was born alive and the doctor took her away while she was still under the anaesthetic. Close My Eyes unwinds as a story that is both complicated and compelling. I highly recommend this book, it was a fascinating read!
Shelby L. (Hamden, CT)
Better Than Some
Gen is married to Art. Eight years ago she lost her baby as a stillborn or so she believes. For eight years she has whined, wept and hoped, not living her life.
If you can get through the first 100 pages or so of this book you'll find the character development superb, the plot twisty and suspenseful and very gratifying.
It just takes a while to get there and at times you'll wonder why Art or Gen's friends and family haven't insisted on therapy or hospitalization to help her through the quick sand of grief in which she is stuck.
I do wonder though when I give a book like this a 4 where would I rate something like Wuthering Heights or The Invisible Bridge? I think we need a wider number spread as on a scale of 1-10. I might then put this as a 7.