Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Close to Me

Author: Amanda Reynolds

Publisher: Quercus

Publish Date: December 5, 2017

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds


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.

Close to Me by Amanda Reynolds


Jo Harding fell down some stairs, and lost the memory of the past year. Her husband would prefer she not remember the last year, but Jo feels she needs to find out what has happened in her life and family.

An interesting psychological thriller. The book flipped between “before the fall” and “after the fall” chapters. The story was told from Jo’s point of view, and I enjoyed discovering what had happened over the year along with Jo.

Jo was relatable. She and her husband had been married for over twenty years, their kids had left home and started their own lives, and Jo and her husband were adjusting to their new lives. Jo started to suspect that things were not as perfect as she was led to believe, and she started to followup on her suspicions.

Close to Me is a quick and easy read. Good for fans of domestic thrillers.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Amanda Reynolds:
  1. Close to Me
  2. Lying to You
  3. The Hidden Wife
  4. The Assistant

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