Release Date-July 6th 2017
Kindle Edition-336 pages
Robin and Sarah weren’t the closest of twins. They weren’t even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another.
Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches – watches the street, the houses, the neighbours. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn’t…
And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted – the good-looking man, the beautiful baby, the perfect home. But she’s just been accused of the most terrible thing of all. She can’t be around her new family until she has come to terms with something that happened a long time ago. And to do that, she needs to track down her twin sister.
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…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So this is the first book I have read by Holly Seddon and what a ride this was.
Thoroughly enjoyed all that is “Don’t close your eyes”
So, in a nutshell, this is the story of twin sisters Robin and Sarah and how events of the past can echo down into the future, poisoning lives and destroying relationships.
When the seeds are planted young it’s easy to see how they can gather momentum, snowballing out of control as time passes.
Don’t Close your eyes is told in such a way that each chapter gives a sister a voice both in the past and present.
We get to follow along and learn along the way what shapes the girl’s characters and each chapter grabs at you keeping you enthralled, making you want to turn the page for more.
Our Players in this are a diverse bunch, but by reading this we start to comprehend why they behave the way they do, and in some ways even understand, if not condone the choices made
Be prepared to reevaluate what you think you know as things aren’t always what they seem in this family saga.
I’ve been deliberately vague with this review on purpose, it would be so very easy to spoil this for other readers which I so do not want to do, I’ve tried to keep this short and sweet conveying impressions rather than facts.
I will say, Robin and Sarah, as twins may be complete opposites of each other but when the chips are down its family we rely on and turn to, no matter the distance and time transpired it’s our girl’s knee jerk reactions, and this is as it should be.
So this story was a very easy read, it captured me from the start. I found myself reading late into the night desperate to finish and reach its conclusion and when I actually got there, well let’s just say I really didn’t see that coming.
So if you want a book that is well written and full of family angst and drama, with twists and turns that you didn’t expect then give this a go, it’s a fabulous edition to its genre that I would definitely recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced reader copy Of Don’t Close Your Eyes.
Also not forgetting the author “Holly Seddon” for sharing such an enthralling piece of fiction it’s greatly appreciated so Thanks to.
This is my own personal unbiased opinion of Don’t close your eyes.