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Don't Close Your Eyes

by Holly Seddon

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Don't Close Your Eyes

A convincing, powerful, and dramatic psychological thriller. Twins Robin and Sarah are living separate lives, each face their own difficulties, yet danger beckons and life is about to get a lot more complicated. The story spins from Robin to Sarah, and from the present back to their childhood, each chapter swift and intense, as information is released and a picture starts to build from two different points of view. Holly Seddon held my thoughts to ransom as I started to mistrust everyone and everything, yet she allows a deep connection to the characters as sorrow and heartache form. The edges of the story ebb and flow within the rapidly moving, provocative central plot… and I could sense the huge rumbling force lurking just around the corner. ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ is an exciting second novel, breathtaking, yet incredibly realistic, and definitely worth reading, I can highly recommend it. ~ Liz Robinson

July 2017 Book of the Month.

Liz Robinson

Don't Close Your Eyes Synopsis

Robin and Sarah weren't the closest of twins, but they loved each other dearly. Until they were taken from one another. Robin now lives alone. Suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days house-bound, watching the world from the safety of her sitting room. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn't...And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted - a wonderful, perfect family. Then a shocking event forces Sarah to leave her beloved home in search of her sister, Robin.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...

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Don't Close Your Eyes Press Reviews

I couldn't put this down - totally captivating * Jane Fallon *

Don't Close Your Eyes is a fabulous psychological feast of secrets and lies within two families. Thought-provoking, clever, twisty and totally compelling. Bravo! * Sam Carrington *

Fascinating thriller ... too good to miss! * Sun on Sunday Fabulous Magazine on DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES *

A gripping story with engaging, brilliantly written characters. * * Bloody hell. This is SO good... Phrases like 'heart-pounding and'jaw-dropping'are so overused but that's exactly what happened to me and then I couldn't get to sleep because I was so hyped up... She's a clever one, that Holly. * Deborah O'Connor on DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES *

I loved Don't Close Your Eyes. It's a really sensitive and gripping exploration of childhood issues looming large into adulthood, with a corker of a denouement. I loved it. * Gillian McAllister on DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES *

A razor-sharp, fast-paced plot and wonderfully complex characters. Not since The Girl on the Train have I been so captivated by a work of suspense. * Tess Gerritsen on TRY NOT TO BREATHE *

Such a GRIPPY book. * Marian Keyes on TRY NOT TO BREATHE *

A really gripping novel - I was completely hooked by Don't Close Your Eyes! * Sanjida Kay, author of Bone by Bone *

Try not to breathe, try not to make plans, try not to commit to anything in fact till you have finished Holly Seddon's debut novel, because we must warn you now - you'll be fully hooked from page one...A brilliant, gripping, must-read. * Glamour on Try Not to Breathe *

A top-notch psycho-drama. * Independent on Try Not to Breathe *

[A] smartly plotted psychological thriller... plenty of last-minute bombshells await. * Publishers Weekly on Don't Close Your Eyes *

[A] brilliant, beautifully written thriller. * Augusten Burroughs *

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781782396734
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781786492173
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782396734
Publication date: 4th January 2018
Author: Holly Seddon
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Holly Seddon

Holly Seddon is a full-time writer, living 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 both a national and international bestseller. Don't Close Your Eyes is her second novel. Click here to read an interview with Holly about her book Try Not to Breathe. Author photo © James Seddon

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