Closer Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
I know my daughter better than I know myself, and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment it's that Maisie is not okay.
My ex-husband, Shaun, and I are still friends. We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie. But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne, and suddenly Maisie has a brand-new family. And there’s something not quite right about it....
I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen. I need to discover what she’s hiding. Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.
The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the Kindle top five best-selling author K. L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 18 minutes|
|Author||K. L . Slater|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 18, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #84,142 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#933 in Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,979 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,898 in Psychological Fiction (Books)
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This was a huge psychological thriller — the best I have read in quite some time! The story was told from several points of view, making for an intriguing read. I am so glad I set time aside to read CLOSER in its entirety because I honestly could not put it down once I started it. I could not turn the pages fast enough, I was so caught up in the suspense. Several times, I thought I had part of the story figured out, then something else would happen that would cause me to second-guess myself. I was wrong about who was the bully, that reveal blew my mind! I thought one of the characters was guilty for the reasons given and I was vindicated in that belief by the way the book ended (I just knew I was right about that character)!
This is the first book I have read by Ms. Slater, but it will not be my last — I have added all of her books to my reading list...
AfterThought: Some reviewers thought this book ended in a cliffhanger, but I thought that it was very clear...
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At first, Emma finds working for her husband’s new partner awkward but then decides to try to make it work. Besides, her career is finally going well, and she is reluctant to jeopardise it just to satisfy her pride. So, despite her reservations, she agrees to Shaun’s request for Maisie to spend time with him, and his new family.
Unfortunately, things do not go according to Shaun’s plans. Not only does Maisie fail to bond with Joanne and Piper, but whenever she returns from spending time with them, her behaviour is noticeably different. Having previously been a happy and bubbly child, she is withdrawn, secretive and obviously losing weight.
Knowing her daughter better than anyone, Emma is convinced something bad is happening to Maisie. However, when she suggests Joanne and Piper may be the cause, Shaun refuses to acknowledge the possibility, putting it down to Emma’s usual neurotic tendencies. Determined to get to the bottom of her child’s rapidly declining health, Emma takes matters into her own hands and starts to delve into Joanne’s background.
On the surface, ‘Closer’ appears to be a study of one couple’s relationship breakdown and the effect it ultimately has on their child. However, it soon becomes clear it is so much more than that.
With so many skeletons emerging from the cupboards of both women, the story soon becomes a personal struggle between Emma and Joanne. Although Joanne has money and influence and is used to getting her own way, Emma is a worthy adversary. Fuelled by her love for Maisie, she eventually uncovers the truth Joanne has tried so hard to keep hidden. Unfortunately, Emma’s own past has been waiting in the wings and eventually comes back to haunt her.
‘Closer’ is a cleverly constructed story that, right to the end, holds all its cards tightly to its chest. The almost gladiatorial struggle between the two women is both engaging and gripping. Emma is neurotic and determined, driven by love for her daughter, while Joanne is ruthless, clever and calculating, always expecting to be on the winning side. The story’s resolution is definitely a surprise, and the final scene will make your blood run cold.
This story covers some pretty hard hitting subjects & does it very well & sensitively, I wanted to shake Shaun at times for not noticing how his little girl was feeling and the changes within her. There's a curveball which I didn't see coming one iota that was very clever and the ending; well I'll leave you to make up your own minds on that. This is yet another fantastic, un-putdownable book by Kim and I eagerly await the next.