Tuesday, October 8, 2019


About the book...

There is one story that novelist Josephine Bourdillon shirked from writing. And now she may never have a chance. Trapped in her memories, she lies in a coma.

The man who put her there is just as paralyzed. Former soldier Henry Hughes failed to complete the kill. What's more: he never received full payment--funds that would ensure surgery for his son.

As detectives investigate disturbing fan letters, a young but not-so-naïve Paige Bourdillon turns to her mother's turbulent past for answers. Could The Awful Year be worse than the one they're living now?

Set against the flaming hills of North Carolina and the peaceful shores of the Mediterranean Sea, When I Close My Eyes tells the story of two families struggling with dysfunction and finding that love is stronger than death.

My thoughts...

Oh, how I LOVED this book! Such a great storyline and an attempted murder that threw me off track as to who may have been behind it…exactly the kind of book I like to read. I love how the author tackled topics that are disturbing to some (mental illness, suicide) with such honesty and clarity.

The hired hitman was someone I didn’t want to like for obvious reasons, but I found myself having compassion for him. I have a deep respect for Paige with her continued interest in him and his family.

An outstanding novel by an outstanding author!

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.