A woman must confront her sense of right and wrong when the one person she loves most is accused of an unimaginable crime. From the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know. . . .
A strange sensation runs through me, a feeling that I don’t know this person in front of me, even though he matters more to me than anyone ever has.
Stephanie Maddox works her dream job policing power and exposing corruption within the FBI. Getting here has taken her nearly two decades of hard work, laser focus, and personal sacrifices—the most important, she fears, being a close relationship with her teenage son, Zachary. A single parent, Steph’s missed a lot of school events, birthdays, and vacations with her boy—but the truth is, she would move heaven and earth for him, including protecting him from an explosive secret in her past. It just never occurred to her that Zachary would keep secrets of his own.
One day while straightening her son’s room, Steph is shaken to discover a gun hidden in his closet. A loaded gun. Then comes a knock at her front door—a colleague on the domestic terrorism squad, who utters three devastating words: “It’s about Zachary.”
So begins a compulsively readable thriller of deception and betrayal, as Stephanie fights to clear her son’s name, only to expose a shadowy conspiracy that threatens to destroy them both—and bring a country to its knees. Packed with shocking twists and intense family drama, Keep You Close is an electrifying exploration of the shattering consequences of the love that binds—and sometimes blinds—a mother and her child.
Keep You Close
First, thank you for indicating that this Audiobook was UnAbridged on the cover.
I enjoyed “Keep You Close” but the storyline was not quite as clever as “Need To Know”. Both of these audiobooks were far superior to most popular “psychological thrillers” popular with many readers. Most authors are currently marketing ‘Nancy Drew’ type books that don’t require much attention be paid while listening-due to the simplicity and vagueness of the stories.
I enjoy a book that requires me to think a little.
I hope Karen Cleveland continues to write this type book, perhaps with a tighter storyline and more interesting investigation techniques. I thought “Steph” should have spent some time on Tattoo Databases, DNA, searching for Marta, etc., and less time inside her own head. She was a little flaky.
The Narrator was good but way too intense throughout. Certain areas of the audiobook would have benefited from the Narrator using an airy, upbeat tone.
Will be anxiously awaiting Book 4. Pandora53