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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Open Your Eyes by Paula Daly, read by Julie Maisey.

Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything is fine?

Jane doesn’t like confrontation. Given the choice, she’ll let her husband, Leon, fight their battles. She’d prefer to focus on what’s going well, the good things in life.

But when best-selling crime author Leon is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home, in front of their two young children, Jane has to face reality. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her, if she’s to find out who hurt her husband - and why.

Maybe it’s time to face up to it all. Who knows what you might find....

©2018 Paula Daly (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"The UK’s answer to Liane Moriarty. Amazing." (Claire McGowan)

"Thoroughly enjoyable - a big-hearted, empathetic novel about ordinary lives and the tremors that can rock them." (Guardian

"Kept me guessing right until the end. I devoured it." (Claire Douglas) 

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Audible Heaven

I have listened to all of Paula Daly’s books and thoroughly enjoyed each of them, but this time she has surpassed herself! A brilliant plot that kept me riveted from beginning to end.
Excellent narration by Julie Maisey - I have been know to buy a book based on the narrator - I will certainly look for others performed by her.
Congratulations to you both.

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It has a Beginning, a Middle and an End.

Great to find a story that is strong enough in its own right to be written straight through from beginning to end without the need to keep jumping between time frames and narrators in order to add artificial excitement.

It's a domestic, family thriller, with a normal woman set as the main character, constantly finding herself in jeopardy. The main characters (husband and wife) are writers or wanna-be writers, so interwoven with the plot, we get a wonderful insight into the world of writing and publishing. A particularly fine ending I thought.

The main plot revolves around the husband being attacked and left in a coma. The wife having no income is forced to dig into his affairs and starts finding things (and dangers) that she really wasn't expecting.

The book was well written and engaging. A good performance by Julie Maisey too - except perhaps for the few seconds of a Northern Irish accent!

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Great listen

A good book kept me interested throughout, i am looking forward to more of her books

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Outstanding

I hope the Author goes on to write many more like this one, full of intrigue and suspense.

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Absolutely brilliant.

I’ve listened to a few audio books over the recent week, but my goodness, this tops them all. Absolutely brilliant. Full of twists & turns. Finished it in 3 sittings (or long dog walks!)
Would highly recommend.

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Good book and it's true

Good a bit of a struggle about half way through but then you get back into it and can't wait to get to end to see wot happens

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Wow, will keep you listening

Such a credible story, I loved all of the characters. This book left me wondering if it had been based upon a true story?

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Thrilling

Touch of thriller in domestic setting, loved the main characters, enjoyed the twists and turns. Narrator was good too. . . . I will definitely read more from this author. Highly recommended.

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Not as good as previous novels

Preferred the previous novels of Paula Daly
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Absolutely Fabulous

What a fantastic book! So well written with a storyline that kept me listening and maintained my interest. I suffered a traumatic brain injury in the past and so much of this book resonated with me and the challenges and frustrations that both Leon and Jane endured. The ending was great, unpredictable and satisfying. A brilliant thriller and a great author. I have already downloaded another of her books. Highly recommended.