Don’t Close Your Eyes by Holly Seddon @hollyseddon @CorvusBooks #WomensFiction #Review #hookedbyholly!

Don't Close Your Eyes: The astonishing psychological thriller from bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe by [Seddon, Holly]


Two sisters. A lifetime of secrets. One terrible reckoning.

The astonishing new thriller from the bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe. Get ready to be #hookedbyholly!

Robin and Sarah weren’t the closest of twins. They weren’t even that similar. But they loved each other dearly. Until, in the cruellest of domestic twists, they were taken from one another.

Now, in her early 30s, Robin lives alone. Agoraphobic and suffering from panic attacks, she spends her days pacing the rooms of her house. The rest of the time she watches – watches the street, the houses, the neighbours. Until one day, she sees something she shouldn’t…

And Sarah? Sarah got what she wanted – the good-looking man, the beautiful baby, the perfect home. But she’s just been accused of the most terrible thing of all. She can’t be around her new family until she has come to terms with something that happened a long time ago. And to do that, she needs to track down her twin sister.

But Sarah isn’t the only person looking for Robin. As their paths intersect, something dangerous is set in motion, leading Robin and Sarah to fight for much more than their relationship…

A gripping story with engaging, brilliantly written characters. –

[A] smartly plotted psychological thriller… plenty of last-minute bombshells await. – Publishers Weekly


Don’t Close Your Eyes


There is nothing that I like better than reading about a dysfunctional family so when there were clearly two in this story I was in my element. This is one massive prime example of how parents can really mess up their kids on a huge scale. The story is told by twins Sarah and Robin both in present day as adults and jumping way back to when they were children.

The weekends were always exciting, when they were young, with the friendship of two married couples brining together the twins of one couple with the son of the other. Callum, Sarah and Robin had sleepovers mainly at Callum’s each weekend. Oh boy, my heart went out to this lad from the moment in appeared on the pages. Holly Seddon captures the brutal reality of very different childhoods in these early chapters and it made my heart drop like lead.

Things are seen and innocent tongues can’t be still and so the spiral continues downwards with heart breaking consequences for them all. I don’t want to spoil the story for any readers so obviously I won’t go into the events that follow but whoa there are some pretty major issues going on in this story. What you have to get to grips with is that the story spans over 30 years. It leap frogs to the main events that take the twins onto new paths in their lives. I really wouldn’t want to be in their heads very long, with so much hurt and confusion.

This really is a break your heart and stick you back together with sticky tape the best way you can kind of read. Brilliant! I originally received this book from NetGalley.



Holly Seddon is a full-time writer, living in the heart of Amsterdam with her family. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books.

Holly became a national and international bestseller with her debut, TRY NOT TO BREATHE, in 2016 and followed it in 2017 with DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES.
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART was published in June 2018.






Don't Close Your Eyes: The astonishing psychological thriller from bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe by [Seddon, Holly]

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