The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen
They promised to tell their spouses they were leaving and then meet to begin their new life together. But he never shows up.
A new twisting novel of psychological suspense from the acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace.
Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love–but they’re married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start their new lives together. Ruby, who has wanted to leave her controlling husband for a while, tells him she’s leaving him and waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up.
Suddenly, Ruby’s life has fallen apart, and she’s lost everything. Harry won’t answer her calls, and she’s fired from her job. She finds a cheap apartment in a run-down part of town, all the while wondering what happened to Harry.
Just as Ruby thinks she’s hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen–someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night–and she is going to have to fight for her survival.
April 21st, 2020
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Mary Torjuseen is a “new to me” author and I was very excited when Berkley Publishing reached out and asked if I would be interested in reading and review her April 2020 release, The Closer You Get. I love domestic suspense/thrillers so when I read the book description I had high hopes!
I found this book totally engaging and full of twists and turns. It is a perfect example of “be careful what you wish for”. While the plot was fairly predictable, it was a totally entertaining reading ride filled with love, jealousy, secrets, and plenty of manipulation.
We meet Ruby and Emma who take turns narrating this fast-paced novel. Their lives become intertwined and the drama ensues. I loved the alternating perspectives and the ability to look at these plotlines through differing lenses. I loved Torjuseen’s writing style and the pacing of this book was perfect for a “quarantine read” that you can devour in an afternoon.
Thank you to Berkley Publishing for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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