From the first page I was invested in Jo's story and desperate to know what had happened to her. Amanda Reynolds is in no rush to reveal the details of Jo's past, but instead masterfully peels away the layers to keep the reader turning the pages. The first-person, present tense narrative keeps us right at the heart of the story and its lyrical prose all adds to the wonderful experience of reading this accomplished debut.
Close to Me keeps you guessing, and then just when you think you know, you find another twist in the road. Gripping and suspenseful
Gripping, claustrophobic and often deeply unsettling, Close To Me exerts a magnetic pull from its first pages
A gripping and twisting psychological drama about a toxic relationship that starts to fall apart, Amanda Reynolds' accomplished debut has already been optioned for television with a prominent Hollywood actress set to star as Jo. If you're a fan of Jenny Blackhurst, Liane Moriarty or Clare Mackintosh, this is a must-read for you.