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The Closer I Get

Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
3 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Tom is a successful author, but he’s struggling to finish his novel. His main distraction is an online admirer, Evie, who simply won’t leave him alone. 

Evie is smart, well read, and unstable. She lives with her father, and her social-media friendships are not only her escape - they’re everything she has. 

When she’s hit with a restraining order, her world is turned upside down, and Tom is free to live his life again, to concentrate on writing. 

But things aren’t really adding up. Tom is distracted by and addicted to his online relationships, and when they take a darker, more menacing turn, he feels powerless to change things...because maybe he needs Evie more than he’s letting on.

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Just another book of unlikable characters

Not a bad book, and the concept was interesting enough for me to finish it. But unfortunately it was another book of mostly unlikable characters, and I'm not sure if this was the intent, but the narration added to this as well.

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  • AWH
  • 06-28-19

Excellent and gratifyingly twisty

This is an excellent gripping page-turner with a highly original plot (albeit one that owes a small debt to that iconic bunny-boiler Fatal Attraction). It’s a terrifically well-observed study of irrational obsession and of a stalking victim's slow descent into crippling paranoia. It keeps you guessing until the very end who is the true victim and who the true bad 'guy'. I have a couple of small criticisms based on my pedantic desire for accuracy when it comes to descriptions of the criminal justice system. Harassment isn’t an offence under the Malicious Communications Act but the Protection from Harassment Act and as desirable as it might be therapy can't be ordered as part of a sentence. Yes I know it’s a work of fiction but.... But otherwise excellent and highly recommended.

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  • David B.
  • 07-12-19

Started well BUT.......

the story became more unbelievable as it went on. started well but lingered in the middle which was a struggle to finish. pity, it did sound good.

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