Friday, 1 May 2015

My Review: The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

5 out of 5 stars

Don’t start this book unless you are prepared to suspend your life until you have finished it.

The story starts with a missing child. That is guaranteed to draw most readers in, and to keep them reading. The parents, Anna and James Buck are desperate and sad, and their story connects with the story of another missing child, from years ago. DCI Marvel (yes, really) and Richard Latham, the psychic, are both involved in trying to solve these mysteries.

The characters unfold, and the plot thickens.
This book is clever, brave, dark, funny and brilliant. The writing is exceptional – you just wish you could stop reading to jot those lovely quotes down and remember them for later, but you can’t breathe, never mind stop. The pace and tension build until the very end, and you find you cannot get up, not even to make another cup of tea, until you are finished.

I usually avoid books where there is a lot of hype and therefore inflated expectations. Do yourself a favour and read this before there is too much publicity. It is worth it.

There is only one other book I've given 5 stars this year. Read review here

With thanks to Netgalley and the Publisher for a copy of the book to read and review.

You may also enjoy Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer or The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This book features in my recent best reads

ISBN: 9780593072882

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