Teaser Tuesdays – Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

Posted July 9, 2013 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays | 13 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Book


Title: Close My Eyes

Author: Sophie McKenzie
Pages: 400

Age Group:  Adult

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: St Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1250033895
Publication Date: July 9th 2013
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-Book, Audio

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Synopsis:

When Geniver Loxley lost her daughter at birth eight years ago, her world stopped… and never fully started again. Mothers with strollers still make her flinch; her love of writing has turned into a half-hearted teaching career; and she and her husband, Art, have slipped into the kind of rut that seems inescapable.

But then a stranger shows up on their doorstep, telling Gen the very thing she’s always wanted to hear: that her daughter Beth was not stillborn, but was taken away as a healthy infant and is still out there, somewhere, waiting to be found. It’s insane, unbelievable. But why would anyone make that up? A fissure suddenly opens up in Gen’s carefully reconstructed life, letting in a flood of unanswerable questions. Where is Beth now? Why is Art so reluctant to get involved? To save his wife from further hurt? Or is it something more sinister? And who can she trust to help her?

Ignoring the warnings of her husband and friends, Gen begins to delve into the dark corners of her past, hopeful she’ll find a clue to her daughter’s whereabouts. But hope quickly turns into fear and paranoia, as she realizes that finding the answers might open the door to something even worse than not knowing. A truth that could steal everything she holds close – even her own life.


My Teaser

“I stand in the doorway feeling my stomach drop away. I am still holding the door chain. I press my finger against the metal nub until it hurts.
“What?” I say. A car zooms past the house. A man shouts in the distance. The world is going on somewhere else. Here, everything has been turned inside out. “What did you say?”


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13 responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie

  1. Julie A Smith

    Great teaser .. as a mother, I don’t know what I would do in that situation. Probably freak the heck out for a while, then get mad and go after the SOB’s who took my bebe!

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