Sometimes the people you know best are the ones you should fear the most
Any of the Warners could have been behind the accident. Every one of them had a problem that threatened to tarnish more than their old-money silver.
Having spent the past three decades' worth of summers on Nantucket, the Warners are as much a part of the island as the crust of salt on the ferry. But this year is different: Tripp is no longer the father he was, and it becomes clear that nothing not the beams that hold the house together, and not the values the family clings to can survive the ravages of time. When tradition turns to tragedy, the creaky old house swirls with suspicion. There are just so many reasons to want someone gone.
With no easy answers as to how, why, or who, the Warners must face another frightening question: do they really want to know the truth?
Kelly is a former journalist and current novelist/advertising creative director. She is the author of Standing Still (2009) and The Bird House (2011), which both received outstanding trade reviews. She lives outside of Philadelphia.
A stunning debut psychological drama about secrets and lies at the heart of a marriage. It's perfect for fans of The Girlfriend, by Michelle Frances, and Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty.
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.
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'A gripping and twisty psychological drama. If you're a fan of Jenny Blackhurst, Liane Moriarty or Clare Mackintosh, this is a must-read for you' Take A Break Magazine
'Close To Me keeps you guessing, and then just when you think you know, you find another twist in the road. Gripping and suspenseful' Michelle Adams, author of My Sister
'Gripping, claustrophobic and often deeply unsettling, Close To Me exerts a magnetic pull from its first pages' Kate Riordan, author of The Girl In The Photograph
'From the first page I was invested in Jo's story and desperate to know what had happened to her. A wonderful reading experience' Kathryn Hughes, author of The Secret
'Hugely addictive. A fabulously twisty novel that forces you to keep the pages turning. I loved the family dynamic - their relationships kept me glued to the page' Ronnie Turner, book blogger
'Jo is the ultimate unreliable narrator - even she doesn't know what the truth is! An involving read that kept me wondering right through to the very last page' Nicola, Short Books and Scribes
'I trusted nobody in this book and that's just the way I like it!' Joanne Robertson, My Chestnut Reading Tree
No one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, the stuff of nightmares. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back.
Until he does...for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up.
Her husband and friends start to think she's crazy. The police start to think she's guilty. As the investigation heats up, Carrie must decide what to share, and why. Because the crime is about to be solved... and her secret revealed.