I pinch the screen to zoom until I’m staring at the face of a ghost. A man with very short hair, staring directly at the camera with piercing brown eyes.
He is as he was when I last saw him: wrinkles around the corners of the eyes and a knowing smirk. That’s the expression I see when I can’t sleep.
My body tenses. It can’t be him. It’s not my ex-husband. It’s not David.
I know that better than anyone because he didn’t walk out on me.
He didn’t disappear two years ago and he’s not a missing person.
I know that for a fact because I’m the one who killed him.
A brilliantly twisty thriller which will have fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl absolutely gripped.
Close To You is a story written in the first person that alternates between past and present.
The blurb for this book jumped out at me. Knowing that the main character had killed her ex husband and got away with it, well I had to know more. Morgan isn’t the most likable protagonist, yet there was something about her that I kind of admired.
With the story flicking back and forth, we get to see the relationship between Morgan and her ex David as well as the build up of tension as Morgan’s world is in turmoil with strange things happening. Morgan is a woman who likes to be in control and it was intriguing to see how she handles this new situation she finds herself in.
Close To You is a story that will send you racing through the pages. The anticipation of how things were going to end both thrilled and excited me. I was certainly kept guessing as to who was behind it all. The ending was not what I had been expecting but it suited the rest of the story and was actually a great way to end it. A novel that will keep the reader on their toes.
My thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Close To You is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 crime bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Singapore. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. His book, Ten Birthdays, won the RNA award for Young Adult Novel of the Year in 2018.
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.
When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.
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