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Summary

Sometimes the truth can be closer to home than you think. The compelling and moving new novel from the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors, No Child of Mine, and Don't Let Me Go.

Jenna and Jack Moore have moved their family to Wales for a fresh start. For vivacious, happy-go-lucky 15-year-old Paige, the future is full of promise.

But suddenly everything changes. Paige becomes more and more withdrawn. The closeness she once shared with her mother is a distant memory. It then becomes clear that Jack has secrets, too. Preoccupied with her younger children, her husband’s fidelity, and their fledgling publishing company, Jenna doesn’t realise the extent of her eldest daughter’s unhappiness until the unthinkable happens.

And the nightmare is only just beginning....

©2015 Susan Lewis (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks 2015

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  • lindsey
  • Dorchester, United Kingdom
  • 06-06-15

Really struggled with this one

I normally love Susan Lewis books but this one I just couldn't get in too !! Struggled from the start to the end even though the story was very much of what is happening in most schools today I just found it very slow, disjointed

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  • susan
  • burntwood, United Kingdom
  • 22-03-15

Not as good as others

I did not enjoy this as much as others I've read !! the content was left until the end !! Also I did not like the narrator'.

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Good book

Took me a while to get used to the Welsh accents, a little annoying in the beginning but very well read.

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  • Victoria
  • London, West minster, United Kingdom
  • 02-04-15

A must read for parents.

What made the experience of listening to Too Close to Home the most enjoyable?

Karen Kass's narration brought all the characters to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The twins. They were often needed for some commic relief.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The arguments between Page's parents, and the chats Page had online.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many moving moments, but telling you willgive the end away, so I'll tell you my second most moving scene. Page's speech to her dad.

Any additional comments?

This is a powerful story that is told with great insight that the reader is instantly drawn in to the lives of the characters. I learnt a lot about the private lives of teenagers in and out of school. I would highly recommend that parents should read this.

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  • Helen
  • United Kingdom
  • 26-03-15

Really good story and an excellent listen

I really enjoyed this book and couldn't stop listening. I would definitely recommend this audio book. I loved this performance

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thoughtfull

Not my normal type of book, but this book is like an insight t o a family where everything goes wrong