Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?
Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she’d prefer to focus on what’s going well, the good things in life.
But when her husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband – and why.
Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find . . .
Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly is available in all forms now and you can purchase your copy here.
Ive been a huge fan of Paula Daly for a while and boy oh boy does she know how to write a good thriller!
The thing the most struck me about Open Your Eyes was how realistic it seemed. This is a story that seemed like it could actually happen, to anyone at any time which was a little freaky to realise and will make me look over my shoulders when on my drive way in future! The little, everyday, disputes that the author includes at the beginning were a brilliantly addition to the narrative as they helped add to the tension and the aforementioned real feel of the book. I’ve had these arguements with my husband and similar ones, regarding parking, with our neighbours. It did make me chuckle to read about how Jane and Leon dealt with things.
I warmed to Jane from the start and she was my favourite character in the book. She seemed to be a woman with a big heart who obvious loves her kids and tries to be nice to her neighbours.when possible. The reader is privy to her personal thought in the book and they, along with her observations are often hilarious which helps bring some light relief to the book.
This was a gripping read for me which I couldn’t put down. I found myself sneaking away from the kids, desperate to read a few more pages. There are numerous twists and turns throughout the book which I didn’t guess and kept me on my toes. The tantalising way everything is revealed is brilliantly done and I was on the edge of my seat trying to find out where the story was going to go.
Paula Daly is the author of six books and I’m proud to say I’ve read them all. She is fast becoming one of my favourite authors as when you read one of her books you knowing you are going to get a fantastic read!
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Transworld books for my copy of this book. If you like realistic, gripping thrillers that you can’t put fodo you’ll love this book.
About The Author:
Paula Daly is the critically acclaimed author of four novels. Her work has been sold in fifteen countries, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Crime Novel of the Year, and her books are currently being developed for television. She was born in Lancashire and lives in the Lake District with her husband, three children and whippet Skippy.