Helen has had to leave everything she’s ever known behind; her home, her family, even her own name.
Now, returning to the UK as Ellen Newman, she moves to a small coastal village, working as a nanny for Donovan, a criminal psychologist. Attractive, caring and protective, this single father and his sweet daughter are a world away from Ellen’s brutal past. She thinks she’s escaped. She thinks she’s safe.
But Ellen can’t shake the feeling that something’s wrong.
Strange incidents begin to plague her new family, and their house of calm is about to become one of suspicion and fear. Who can be trusted? Who is the target? Who is closing in?
‘Closing In’ is an atmospheric, romantic thriller.
Helen needs to escape but we don’t know why. She changes her name by deed poll to Ellen and walks away from her life and Toby her ex boyfriend.
Ellen’s new life is working out. She secures a job in sleepy seaside town as nanny to a sweet little girl who has a kind and desirable dad. Donovan’s love for his daughter defines him and makes him even more attractive to Ellen. His job as a criminal psychologist is a complication. Courageous despite her low self image Ellen is determined to enjoy a better life. Ellen’s inner battle as she strives to overcome her fears and find the true self is enthralling.
A series of untoward occurrences threatens their idyll but who is the target? This is a clever psychological thriller full of false clues and intrigue. The antagonist is menacing. The secondary characters enhance the mystery and tension in the plot.
‘Closing In’ is a beautifully written romance interwoven with dark elements of suspense which will hold your interest until the last page.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Impulse via NetGalley.