Book Review Of “Close To Me” By Amanda Reynolds @QuercusUSA @amandareynoldsj
Close To Me is a gripping debut psychological drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling The Husband’s Secret, Clare Mackintosh’s I Let You Go, and Linda Green’s While My Eyes Were Closed.
She can’t remember the last year. Her husband wants to keep it that way.
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. (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Quercus USA for sending me an Arc of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
I am not sure where I want to start with this review. I had a very hard time connecting with this book, However I still did enjoy it. I also felt that the first 3/4 of the book read extremely slow. But the last 1/4 of the book I really liked, I loved seeing how it all came together and finding out what happened the day of Jo’s fall. The nice little twist on the very last page was a nice surprise too. Kind of redeemed itself of my struggle getting through it. I will say that even through my frustration at Jo for not remembering, at her husband for keeping secrets, and at her children for not speaking their minds, the author did a great job of inciiting that reaction from me. I kind of just wanted to shake Jo and tell her to wake up! If I could pick any ending for this book, it would be exactly the one, that Amanda wrote. Nice and twisty, that leaves you thinking. Have you guys read this one?