Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable.
But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids. It’s all too much. Something has to give.
My goodness what a novel! I can’t praise this enough. It is utterly absorbing, a real page turner. I had to keep reading, just one more chapter! When Connie wakes up in a psychiatric hospital and doesn’t remember a thing, her therapist has to gradually help unravel the truth. At times shocking, amusing and emotional it is a real character driven study of family, relationships and mental illness, with each chapter teasing out a little more of the story. At times not an easy read but one I just had to complete. When finished it stayed in my memory for a long time. For me, there is no better compliment than that.
Too Close is available from Amazon.