'Gripping, claustrophobic and often deeply unsettling, Close To Me exerts a magnetic pull from its first pages' Kate Riordan, author of The Girl In The Photograph.
She can't remember the last year. Her husband wants to keep it that way.
Dramatic psychological suspense for fans of Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret, Clare Mackintosh's I Let You Go, and Linda Green's While My Eyes Were Closed.
When Jo Harding falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia - she's lost a whole year of memories.
A lot can happen in a year. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life?
She can't remember what she did - or what happened the night she fell.
But she's beginning to realise she might not be as good a wife and mother as she thought.
Partial amnesia has become an overused gimmick in psychological thrillers, as shown by British author Reynolds's mundane debut. Jo Harding wakes up in the hospital following a fall down the stairs at her home. She can't remember anything that occurred during the past year, and her husband, Rob, seems determined to keep her in the dark. Her grown children, son Fin and daughter Sash, also are vague about the previous year. At home, Jo wonders if her fall happened during an argument with Rob, or if he pushed her, especially since he barely lets her out of his sight. As flashes of memory return, Jo worries whether Rob was having an affair or whether she was, since she keeps seeing images of a naked man in bed. Jo's search for her memory quickly becomes wearisome. Whiny, self-centered personalities give little reason to care about any of the characters, and the banal denouement is more of a shrug than a surprise.
Amazing book couldn't put it down
Best book ive read in ages
Well written and had me gripped every evening i read it!!!! Great characters and great ending-bravi amanda