Close My Eyes

Close My Eyes

Large Print - 2013
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Gone Girl ℗¡meets℗¡ Before I℗¡Go to Sleep ℗¡in Sophie McKenzie's Close My Eyes, a riveting psychological thriller about a grieving mother who finds out years after her daughteŕђةs death that her child may still be alive When Geniver Loxley lost her daughter at birth eight years ago, her world stopped́ђŒ and never fully started again. Mothers with strollers still make her flinch; her love of writing has turned into a half-hearted teaching career; and she and her husband, Art, have slipped into the kind of rut that seems inescapable. But then a stranger shows up on their doorstep, telling Gen the very thing shéђةs always wanted to hear: that her daughter Beth was not stillborn, but was taken away as a healthy infant and is still out there, somewhere, waiting to be found. It́ђةs insane, unbelievable. But why would anyone make that up? A fissure suddenly opens up in Geńђةs carefully reconstructed life, letting in a flood of unanswerable questions. Where is Beth now? Why is Art so reluctant to get involved? To save his wife from further hurt? Or is it something more sinister? And who can she trust to help her? Ignoring the warnings of her husband and friends, Gen begins to delve into the dark corners of her past, hopeful shéђةll find a clue to her daughteŕђةs whereabouts. But hope quickly turns into fear and paranoia, as she realizes that finding the answers might open the door to something even worse than not knowing. A truth that could steal everything she holds close ́ђأ even her own life.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Lrg ed
ISBN: 9781410462824
141046282X
Branch Call Number: L FICTION MCKENZIE
Characteristics: 587 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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wilqser
Jul 20, 2015

Mystery thriller about a disconsolate woman who finds out from a stranger that 8 yrs ago her baby had been born alive and not stillborn. Ultimately she begins to suspect that her husband and girlfriend - along with their doctor - may have played a part in the deception. After meeting her husband's ex-coworker at party - she later confides her fears to him - they probe deeper they a trail of deception, lies and bribery while their lives are in danger.
Good story , had me enthralled about two-thirds into it but lost me on the way because of the rather bland ending.

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Pisinga
Jul 31, 2014

There are a few interesting episodes, but mostly this book is like a script for another television series.

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acornsandnuts
Aug 22, 2013

Great plot line, full of unbelievable twists and turns, marred by weak characters and immature writing.

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