Jaffareadstoo is delighted to be hosting today's stop on the Open Your Eyes Blog Tour
26 July 2018
My thanks to the publishers for my copy of this book
and to Random Things Tours for the invitation to be part of the blog tour
Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
What if you suddenly had no choice but to open your eyes to the problems in your life, and the secrets that have been kept from you.
Who knows what you might find..
Open Your Eyes starts in a dramatic way when Jane's husband, Leon is brutally attacked whilst on the driveway of their home. That this attack has a catastrophic effect on Jane, Leon and their family goes without saying, however, how they cope with the fall-out of this event is the focus of this clever psychological suspense story.
Compelling and addictive in all the right places, Open Your Eyes is a clever story of deceit and lies and of a huge secret which threatens to tear the family apart. Not only is Jane having to cope with the emotional after effects of Leon's attack, but she must also deal with something quite deadly in her personal life which only starts to be uncovered as the story progresses.
There is no doubt at all that this author can do domestic noir very, very well. Her writing is always crisp and clear with never a word or a nuance wasted, and as she plunges the reader directly into the very heart of family life, the tension is so palpable it hurts to imagine what is going to happen next. From the trauma unit of Fazakerly hospital, to the inside of HMP Liverpool, there is a never moment when this story doesn't work and draw you into the darkness that becomes Jane's world.
I started to read Open Your Eyes at 2 'o' clock on a sunny afternoon in the garden and didn't look up, except to make cups of restorative tea, until the story, with its fabulous conclusion, was finished some 6 hours later.
Without doubt, one of my favourites reads this summer.
Paula Daly is the acclaimed author of five novels. Her work has been sold in fifteen countries, shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger Crime Novel of the Year award, and her books are currently being developed into the ITV drama - Deep Water - set to air in 2019. She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children, and whippet Skippy.
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