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BLOG TOUR: While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour today for Linda Green's latest book, While My Eyes Were Wide Shut. If you are after a gripping read that may freak you out a little bit then look no further:
 Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide and seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter Ella is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

Publisher: Quercus
Pages: 416

This book was excellent but seriously creepy! As a mother of a four-year-old, there were times when this book made me feel sick as the idea of losing my own child was at the forefront of my mind. Lisa Dale is a busy mum, like many, trying to juggle different responsibilities; she closes her eyes when playing hide and seek with her four-year-old daughter in the park, when she opens them Ella is gone. Not hiding but gone. The police descend and a man hunt begins. Lisa and her husband Alex are sure that Ella has been taken as she would not be one to wander off. But who has taken her? She didn't scream as Lisa would have heard her; she who has taken her daughter and turned her world upside down?
While My Eyes Were Closed is more than a missing child story. I
felt like it was a real psychological drama. It's difficult not to give too much away but the character who has taken Ella is very complex. You begin to realise that they think they are in the right by taking the little girl which just adds to the tension as you have no idea just how far they will go.
While My Eyes Were Closed is a gripping read, I flew through it in just over a day, it is an impressive  book which I highly recommend.

Many thanks to Quercus for inviting me to be part of this blog tour, don't forget to check out the other stops.


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