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Summary

Could she ever share the secret of The Awful Year? 

There is one story that novelist Josephine Bourdillon shirked from writing. And now she may never have a chance. Trapped in her memories, she lies in a coma. 

The man who put her there is just as paralyzed. Former soldier Henry Hughes failed to complete the kill. What's more: he never received full payment - funds that would ensure surgery for his son. 

As detectives investigate disturbing fan letters, a young but not-so-naive Paige Bourdillon turns to her mother's turbulent past for answers. Could The Awful Year be worse than the one they're living now? 

Set against the flaming hills of North Carolina and the peaceful shores of the Mediterranean Sea, When I Close My Eyes tells the story of two families struggling with dysfunction and finding that love is stronger than death.

©2019 Elizabeth Musser (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • E. L. Jenkins
  • 15-02-20

Another great book by Elizabeth Musser

I am a big fan of Elizabeth Musser and have all her books. I consider When I Close My Eyes one of her best. I could not stop listening and was captivated and moved by this book. I also found the things she had to say about love and forgiveness convicting, a d they motivated me to let my faith be ruled by love. Great performance. too.

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  • GG
  • 16-01-20

Incredible! Elizabeth Musser has done it again!

You owe it to yourself to listen/read this book. It grabs you immediately and keeps you listening/reading to the very end. Suspenseful. A who done it with characters that play with your emotions. The narrators did a very good job of portraying the various characters. Multiple narrators was very effective. Every book I have read by Elizabeth Musser has been 5 stars. The trilogy “Secrets of the Cross” is a must as well. All of her books should be offered by audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-01-20

Excellent!

The characters in this novel were perfectly portrayed by their narrators and there were enough surprises to keep me up past my bedtime. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-21

repetitive.

struggled to finish. I usually love books by this author but could hardly get through this one. found it repetitive and preachy. Two of the narrators I enjoyed but one clashed with the other two.

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  • granny
  • 06-07-21

Beautiful - full of Grace

Beautifully written with unexpected plot twists and abundant grace. Especially good reading if you struggle with depression - or love someone who does.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-19

A Testament to Grace

I enjoy mystery "who done it" stories and try to figure out the end. Never saw this one coming. It also helps explain the depths of despair that someone struggling with depression must overcome to live each day to those with no frame of reference. It's not a choice to "get over it" it's a battle to be won with each breath. Her story highlights how really accepting God's Grace for yourself is one way to win the war.