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Sara's Review: Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense #16) by Karen Rose

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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Released: February 3, 2015

Narrator: Hillary Huber

Length: 28 hours and 36 minutes

Format: ebook, paperback, Hardcover, audiobook

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Your Back and Did You Miss Me comes the newest novel by “the queen of romantic suspense” (Crime and Punishment). Psychologist Faith Corcoran is desperate to escape the stalker who’s made her life a nightmare for the past year—desperate enough to run to the one place that has been her nightmare far longer. Both boon and bane, her recent inheritance of her grandmother’s old house in Cincinnati offers sanctuary in which she can start her life anew, but requires that she face the dark memories that still resonate to this day. But she has no idea how close to home her fears still are. Two college girls have gone missing in the area, and FBI Special Agent Deacon Novak is called to work on the case. When his inquiry unexpectedly leads him to Faith, he finds a beautiful and brave woman he can’t help but fall for. Soon they’ll discover that this seemingly simple investigation is anything but. Reaching back decades into Faith’s own past, it will shatter everything she believes to be true and will give terrifying new meaning to flesh and blood.

Five Boundless Stars

This story started off creepy, so creepy I was like “what is this?” I didn’t give up and kept listening, and I am so glad I did. This was an incredibly suspenseful edge of your seat story that keeps you guessing right from the start. The best thing about it is I never guessed who the “bad guy” was. The mystery unfolded for me at the same time the plot unfolded for the characters. With most mysteries I’ve read, or even listened to, I know who the bad guy is the moment they are introduced. It gets annoying when you can guess the plot; with this book I was surprised at every turn. Also, a bit wigged and horrified. Seriously “Eyes in a Jar” Holy good God! Even with the immense length of the audio book, coming in at over 28 hours, I was never once bored and always ready for more.

Closer Than You Think is the first book I’ve listened to by Karen Rose, and I will definitely be looking into more from her in the future; Hillary Huber is also one hell of a Narrator!

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