Title: Alice Close Your Eyes
Author: Averil Dean
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA, January 2014
Summary/Review: Alice Croft is seeking justice against the person that she feels ruined her life. Now, she just has to find the right person to carry out that justice. When she finds Jack Calabrese, or rather he finds her hiding in his bedroom closet, Alice sets the wheels in motion. Once started, their relationship becomes more twisted and dangerous and their lives start to spin wildly out of control. Both Alice and Jack harbor deadly secrets that threaten their very lives.
This debut novel is full of psychological suspense and graphic, intense, and sometimes violent, sex. The story is fast paced and riveting, all the way through to the disturbing conclusion. I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this book. As horrifying as some of it was, I still couldn’t stop reading it. If you like edgy and erotic thrillers, you should give Alice Close Your Eyes a try.
Who will like this book?: Someone who isn’t scared of edgy and disturbing books.
If you like this, try this: Averil Dean is a new author so there’s nothing else from her quite yet, but keep an eye out for new material. If you are looking for more psychological thriller, check out SJ Watson or Tana French. If you’re looking for something along the same lines but a little softer, check out Laura Griffin or Pamela Clare.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
If this looks like something you would be interested in, visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to see if it’s available and/or place a hold!