Saturday, December 16, 2017
Review: Close to Me
Title: Closer to Me
Author: Amanda Reynolds
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Recommended If You Like: secrets from the past, domestic drama
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.
Jo Harding fell down the stairs a year ago, but to her, it was just minutes ago. She's lost memories of the whole last year of her life, and it actually seems her family might be happy about that fact. As Jo works to recover her memory, she comes to realize some hard truths about herself and the life she thought she had.
What I Liked:
I'm always interested in a book with secrets from the past coming to light, and this read definitely had plenty of those. When a whole year is gone, there is so much to uncover, and Reynolds does a good job of making those secrets come to light in a suspenseful way. Readers learn things right along with Jo, which makes her an even more crucial and realistic narrator.
Anything I Didn't Like?
This book felt really slow at parts. Despite its intriguing premise, I had trouble sticking with it at times. It wasn't bad by any means, but I think some editing to tighten it up and take away some of the repetitious nature would have been a positive.
This is a fine book, good even, but not a great one. There are a lot of other books in this genre I would recommend you pick up first.