Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think

by Darren O'Sullivan

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ISBN-13: 9780008277871
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/2019
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 606,985
File size: 4 MB

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Closer Than You Think 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
booklover- 12 days ago
3.5 stars Claire Moore is known as the woman who survived an attempted murder by a serial killer. The killer ... known as The Black Out Killer ... did manage to kill her husband before setting his body and her house on fire. The man accused and convicted died behind bars. But was he guilty of this crime plus 6 others previously? It has been 10 years since her attack and she remains traumatized .. nightmares, sleeping with lights on .. .afraid to shower unless someone is right outside the door .... she can't even imagine bathing in a tub. She is afraid to leave her house and when she does manage that, she's afraid to enter the house. Her body is scarred on the outside and the inside. But someone is stalking her .... and he wants her dead. The power outages have started again .... more victims found slaughtered in the same way as the first victims. A copy cat killer? This is a suspenseful look at a brave woman, who has come a long way, yet still faces challenges every day. She doesn't want to be a victim anymore. Someone has other ideas. This was a good read ... but I was left unsatisfied with the ending.. it felt unfinished. Many thanks to the author / HQ Digital / Netgalley / TBC Reviewer Request Group (FB) for the digital copy of this psychological thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Shelley-S-Reviewer 3 months ago
I’ve never read a Darren O’Sullivan book before, but Closer Than You Think has me wanting to run to the nearest book store and pick up all his work. This book can be hard to read due to its subject matter, but it beautifully levels the tension higher towards its climax and will keep readers on the edge of their seats and devouring every word. This book will keep you glued to the pages. It was powerful, and extremely frightening. Claire often describes her fear as a hand inside her chest with cold fingers chilling her from within and holding tight to her diaphragm , making hard to breathe. That's exactly how reading this book made me feel! I definitely love the writing style O’Sullivan uses. Reading from the point of view of The Black-Out Killer was intense, to say the least. The story flows well and keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The characters are well developed and the side ones have an air of mystery surrounding them. He knows just how much information to give to make you think you know what’s happening, but also keeping you guessing. This is a book for the lover of suspense novels with a psychological twist. I’d recommend it to anyone and plan on picking up his other works as soon as I can. This is an outstanding novel. Characters are finely drawn and take part in an original story premise. The Epilogue was absolute perfection. Closer Than You Think in three words: Complex, Thrilling and Compelling.
Anonymous 3 months ago
He has waited for a very long time to be sure time is perfect to kill Claire Moore, “the eighth.” He loves the thrill of killing. It is his purpose. To taunt people, he enjoys cutting the power which makes them fearful. Tonight, he will do it again. Then, he will break into Claire’s house, terrorize then kill her and set her body ablaze in the bathtub all before heading home for a nice dinner and the news of what he has done. They call him the Black-Out Killer and when there is a power outage, people and the police panic thinking he has attacked again. Claire Moore is the survivor of the 2008 attack which killed her husband, Owen, and severely injured her. She is now left with many intense fears and phobias. Ten years later, the Black-Out Killer is still killing people. The author has perfectly described the fears that Claire lives with to the point it had me looking over my shoulder every few minutes. This clever killer shows us how truly vulnerable we can be. The book is slow, but I assume that’s to build angst in the reader. Claire wants to be stable and takes baby steps to do so, but I think that some of those steps were foolish. Again, I’m sure that’s to build tension. Well done. A mite gory at times, but a good book. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.