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A compulsive debut thriller about motherhood, obsession, and how far we’d go to protect the ones we love

Five-year-old Ava Boone vanished without a trace six months ago. No witnesses, no sightings or arrests. But Grace Wright just moved in next door to the only suspect the case had: quiet, middle-aged Leland Ernest.

Recently divorced, Grace uprooted her two small children to start again and hopes the move will reset her crippling insomnia. With whispered neighborhood gossip and increasingly sleepless nights, Grace develops a fierce obsession with Leland and the safety of her children. Could she really be living next door to a child-kidnapper? A murderer?

With reality and dream blurring more each day, Grace desperately pursues the truth - following Ava’s family, demanding answers from the police - and then a body is discovered.

©2020 Sharon Doering (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Entertaining Story and Refreshingly Different

She Lies Close was a fast listen, entertaining and different. The protagonist is cringe worthy throughout the story and totally unhinged. Yet as a parent of young children, I found her totally relatable. This book is packed with crazy situations and plenty of explicit language. I highly recommend it and hope this author writes more books.

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Brilliant ...funny

Different. A neighborhood child goes missing and Grace becomes so obsessed with her “guilty” neighbor she becomes psychotic. There’s hilarity in her observations. This book stands out from the rest just because of her snarky inner dialogue. The story is good too but the book’s fast pace and unhinged, spunky, speed taking protagonist really makes it a home run. Good writing. Congrats to the author, Looking forward to more.

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I am not sure what to write

I absolutely loved the main character. She was funny and snarky and her mind sounds like mine except the hallucinations part. The start was slow and it definitely wasn’t a thriller or a crazy murder mystery. There were parts where I wanted to skip forward just to get through the book but I didn’t because the main character has a way of making you want to listen to her mind ramble. I can’t really figure out what to write for a review for this book. I listened to the entire book, laughed and related. It wasn’t the best book I have ever listened to but no where near the worst. Definitely an interesting read. I am intrigued by the author and would purchase another book from her.