Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse + Giveaway

Title:  Keep You Close 
Author: Lucy Whitehouse
Publisher:  Bloomsbury USA
Release Date:  May 3, 2016
Genre: Literary Fiction / Suspense

How far would you go to protect the people you love? 

The day Marianne Glass falls to her death, Rowan Winter hasn't spoken to her in ten years. Yet Rowan knows it couldn't have been an accident as everyone insists. Marianne, once her closest friend, had paralyzing vertigo: she would never have gone so close to the roof's edge.

Marianne--and the whole Glass family--once meant everything to Rowan. For a teenage girl, motherless with a much-absent father, this warm, lively family represented a world of opportunity. And in large-hearted, feminist Jacqueline Glass, Rowan found the mother she longed for. 

But Rowan knows little of Marianne's adult life, which she must now investigate if she wishes to know the truth of her death. Her search takes her from Bohemian east London to the polished professional art world where Marianne made her name as a painter. She encounters a trio of men in mourning: James Emory, Marianne's gallerist and boyfriend; Peter Turk, a one-hit-wonder singer who had long pined for her; and an American portraitist with at least one other dead woman in his past. And Rowan again becomes entangled with the Glasses: Jacqueline and her relationship-guru husband, Seb, and Adam, Marianne's gentle brother. 

But the deeper Rowan goes, the more sinister everything seems. And a truth from the past only Rowan knows makes her worry about her own fate . . .

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse is one heavy psychological thriller.  Simple scenarios will hyped your paranoia and give you some a sense of insecurity. Starting off confusing with the different points of views that ranges from present to past tense, the momentum doesn't really pick up until far into the book.  However, once it does, the story reads much more interestingly. Even with the slower pace, Lucie manages to drop hints that kept you guessing until the end. The relational aspects throughout the book really hit the mark in letting readers invest and be surprised; and that ending, well, goosebumps don't even cut it.  In all, if you enjoy psychological suspense thrillers, give this one a try.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book through TLC Book Tours for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller selection. Keep You Close is her fourth novel.

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  1. I have young grandkids that live across the street. We have diligently told them about looking up and down the street before crossing to our house.
    And I have to remind my diabetic husband to get check-ups to keep healthy and safe for me.

  2. I pray for God to protect and guide them <3

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  3. All the usual things.....keep a vigilant eye on sharp things, hot things, dangerous things. Try to instruct.

  4. This sounds like a fantastic read, but not one I should pick up just before bed.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  5. I make sure my husband takes his medicine diligently, and I pray for all my family.

  6. I am not sure how I feel about physiological thrillers lol! I don't do so good with suspense. Haha


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