From acclaimed novelist and “master of psychological thrillers” (Library Journal) Paula Daly,Open Your Eyes follows a bestselling crime novelist’s tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real-life victim.
Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon—a bestselling crime writer—take the lead, while she focuses on her two precious young children and her job as a creative writing teacher. After she receives another rejection for her novel, Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest. And why shouldn’t she, when through Jane’s rose-tinted glasses, they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect life?
But then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway while their children wait quietly in the car, and suddenly, their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband—and why—Jane must take matters intoher own hands.
A surprising and gripping thriller of pride, ambition, and envy,Open Your Eyes is an unsettling whodunit about the illusions of a perfect marriage that confirms Paula Daly as a writer at the forefront of domestic suspense.
Praise forOpen Your Eyes
“Sharp and thoughtful . . . Daly writes deftly about ordinary life;Open Your Eyes is a subtle and nuanced suspense novel that will best suit readers looking for a story made chilling by its plausibility . . .Open Your Eyes is tense, chilling reading material, and a breath of fresh air in the domestic thriller genre.”—Crime By The Book“Believable twists and characters who realistically change distinguish this brisk story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An evenly paced thriller; Daly delivers just enough clues and twists, a little bit at a time, to keep the reader guessing . . . [Open Your Eyes is] A satisfyingly original thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews
“An electrifying plot that keeps you guessing to the last.”—Fiona Barton, author ofThe Widow
“[Open Your Eyes is] another gripping, heartbreaking read from a brilliant writer.”—Jill Mansell, author ofYou and Me, Always
“Dark and delicious . . . Daly does it again!”—L. V. Hay, author ofThe Other Twin
“Effortless writing, brilliant storytelling, characters that you really root for (even the villains!) So cleverly done. Her books just get better and better.”—Susi Holliday, author ofThe Deaths of December
“Brilliant characters, fast paced and gripping.”—Claire Douglas, author ofLocal Girl Missing
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