Close To Me ~ by Amanda Reynolds

Thank you to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

She can’t remember the last year. Her husband wants to keep it that way.

When Jo Harding falls down the stairs at home, she wakes up in hospital with partial amnesia – she’s lost a whole year of memories. A lot can happen in a year. Was Jo having an affair? Lying to her family? Starting a new life?

She can’t remember what she did-or what happened the night she fell. But she’s beginning to realise she might not be as good a wife and mother as she thought.


This book was awesome. I went into my reading expecting it to be good, but it turned out to be that good. So good, in fact, that I read it in two sittings, including staying up way past my bedtime.  (Insert all of the booknerd/bookish life hashtags here.)

Ok, so what made this book so great? First and foremost: all of the unreliable characters. Which was basically everyone in the book. I didn’t trust anyone.  And second: the back and forth in the timeline of the story. The chapters bounce back and forth between now, the days immediately following Jo’s fall, and last year, the year of her life that Jo cannot remember. So the reader is gaining a more complete picture of Jo and her life leading up to her fall and subsequent memory loss while she herself is still trying to connect the dots.

And that’s as much as I want to say. I want you to read this book as blindly as I did, because it makes the reading experience that much more exciting. But be prepared for the book hangover. Because it’s coming. ~Amber

Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble IndieBound Amazon

Learn about the author on her Website. Find her online on Twitter.


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