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Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward

Close Your Eyes

by Amanda Eyre Ward

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Another book that I really wanted to like, but in the end wound up finishing simply because I was so far into it that I did not want to just abandon it. Many of the reviews I had read mentioned plot twists and elements of suspense. Instead I found that once all the characters were introduced it was obvious who the real culprit was so there was absolutely no Whodunit factor! I felt absolutely no bond to any of the characters beyond Sylvia and her brother. ( )
  Darwa | Mar 18, 2016 |
I can’t say I loved this book, but it kept me turning pages and I stayed up late to finish it. It was an OK story told fairly well. It was full of one of my pet peeves; naming every object in the room, especially brand names. Like a weird cross between product placement and fetish in a way that guarantees it won’t even be readable to anyone in a few years. ( )
  bongo_x | Dec 28, 2014 |
I was listening to this book while I painted a few rooms in a house right off of Maplewood. And that was awesome. ( )
  usefuljack | May 17, 2013 |
I was listening to this book while I painted a few rooms in a house right off of Maplewood. And that was awesome. ( )
  usefuljack | May 17, 2013 |
Did not quite live up to my expectations. The book is divided about equally between two characters' stories, which, of course, are connected in the end. The plot was not particularly intricate or surprising, but perhaps the main reason I feel apathetic toward the book is that I did not fully engage with the characters, especially Lauren, who is somewhat helpless (shutting out her memories of the past - one memory in particular - she is unable to move into the future). At least Sylvia is taking action to get out of the rut she has been in. I would not warn anyone away from this book, but I would probably recommend something else instead.

"My emotions hadn't caught up with the circumstances." (247) ( )
  JennyArch | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Struggling for closure years after her mother is murdered by her father, Lauren Mahdian analyzes her carefully constructed memories only to realize the role of her own denial, a process that illuminates the impact of split-second choices.

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