Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn?
Helen has had to leave everything she’s ever known behind; her home, her family, even her own name.
Now, returning to the UK as Ellen Newman, she moves to a small coastal village, working as a nanny for Donovan, a criminal psychologist. Attractive, caring and protective, this single father and his sweet daughter are a world away from Ellen’s past. She thinks she’s escaped. She thinks she’s safe.
But something is wrong. Strange incidents begin to plague her new family, and their house of calm is about to become one of suspicion and fear. Who can be trusted? Who is the target? Who is closing in?
5 Words: Tense, shocking, mysterious, deceit, stalker.
I'm not sure what I expected when I started this book, but what I read was very different. This is one of those books you just can't put down, where you have to keep turning the pages to find out what's going to happen next.
This is a story that twists and turns, and I was always second guessing myself at who this stalker was and even if there was one. It's very subtle and plays on your mind. It's a mysterious thriller that uses your own doubt to build and build the story. What's true and what isn't?
Helen/Ellen is a great character - she's just unreliable enough that you question absolutely everything about her, but not so much that you can't empathise and relate to her. And little Isobel is a delightful child. If only all little kids were so lovely!
That ending was so unexpected and dramatic. There were little signs after you reached half-way, but I still didn't quite anticipate everything panning out as it did. I liked how it all came together.
This is a book that sets your pulse racing and mind whirring. It's perfect for a rainy day when you don't want something too up-beat which still has little notes of happy.
There is a giveaway with this tour. Yaaay! You could win an e-copy of Closing In, a £5/$10 Amazon gift card and a cute hand-crafted tote bag.