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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Don't Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon

Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins. They weren't even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another.

Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches - watches the street, the houses, the neighbours. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn't...

And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted - the good-looking man, the beautiful baby, the perfect home. But she's just been accused of the most terrible thing of all. She can't be around her new family until she has come to terms with something that happened a long time ago. And to do that, she needs to track down her twin sister.

But Sarah isn't the only person looking for Robin. As their paths intersect, something dangerous is set in motion, leading Robin and Sarah to fight for much more than their relationship...

Title: Don't Close Your Eyes
Author: Holly Seddon
Published By: Corvus
Publication Date: 6th July
Links:   UK: Amazon     US: Amazon

My Review

Omg what a book. I read it in a day and was carried along by the amazing twists and turns that took my breath away. really did not see them coming.

The book is about twin girls Sarah and Robin who have a perfectly happy childhood until their parents make friends with another family which throws everything into chaos.

Decisions are made which tear the families apart and their lives change dramatically.  Then the consequences come back to haunt them in later life.

The story switches from present day to various times in their past and eventually we find out what happens through both of their points of view.

The characters are extremely complex and believable, the author handles the various subjects responsibly and with great sensitivity.

I don't want to say too much about the plot as it's best to read it fresh so you can feel the shock as each twist slams into you.

I really enjoyed the sub plot too which involved Robin's neighbourhood which I felt reminded me of the film Rear Window and also The Girl on the Train.

I highly recommend this high quality psychological thriller which is completely different from the rest.

Thanks to Holly Seddon and Corvus for the Arc which I've reviewed voluntarily.

Book Angel x

About the Author

Holly Seddon is a full time writer, living slap bang in the middle of Amsterdam with her husband James and a house full of children and pets. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books.

Her first novel TRY NOT TO BREATHE was published worldwide in 2016 and became a national and international bestseller.

Her second novel DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES will be published in July 2017.

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