Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly
Genre: General Fiction (Adult)
Published: Pub Date 09 Oct 2018, Grove Press
Swathi’s Rating: 3.5/5
Verdict: A bestselling crime novelist’s tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real-life victim.
Are you looking to read a new book and wondering which to select? It is rather confusing to explore more options, because the more you browse, the more confused you’ll get. You’ll probably never arrive at a conclusion and finally give up the idea of reading a book! Believe me when I say this has been the story of my life! TO make life easier, I am recommending a Literary Fiction today. It is fast paced and written by a highly acknowledged Author of the decade. When I say that, you could trust on this and get yourself a copy to read. Go ahead, enjoy the blurb!
Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon—a bestselling crime writer—take the lead, while she focuses on her two precious young children and her job as a creative writing teacher. After she receives another rejection for her novel, Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest. And why shouldn’t she, when through Jane’s rose-tinted glasses, they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect life?
But then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway while their children wait quietly in the car, and suddenly, their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband—and why—Jane must take matters into her own hands.
Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find . . .
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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.
Swathi’s Mini Review:
This is my first book of Paula Daly, and I’ve heard so much about her writing. I had high hopes for this one and the book didn’t disappoint with it’s very intriguing first few chapters! But I did had a difficulty getting into the story with a few lame chapters. It did not last long enough to realise the book is on track again, and I’m reading without a night’s sleep. I recommend it for a binge read because of the pace of the book and the interesting storyline. I look forward reading more of Paula’s books of course.
Thanks to the publisher for an advanced copy. All opinions are honest and they are my own.
Happy reading! Xo.