Thursday, October 3, 2019

Close to YouClose to You by Kerry Wilkinson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (October 17, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 183888162X
ISBN-13: 978-1838881627
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.

Kerry Wilkinson is quickly making his way to the top of my favorite author list! Close to You is fast-moving and twisty, just the way I like a good suspenseful thriller!

Morgan, a fitness instructor, is at an awards dinner when her friend Jane snaps a photo. On closer inspection, Morgan is sure she sees David, her missing ex-husband who she knows is dead because she’s the one who killed him. This synopsis is the premise for the book and it’s an attention getter that did not disappoint!

The story is told alternating between the past and present, exploring Morgan’s relationship with David and her current beau, Andy. Jane, her child hood best friend is a strong secondary character. As usual for Mr. Wilkinson, the characters are edgy, well-developed, and flawed. Morgan was not a likable gal yet I got a sense that I knew her and could connect with her. This, to me, is a sign of a really well written character.

Close to You is a thrilling delight for any fan of the genre. Highly recommend this!

A big thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this book!

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