Thank you to Berkley for sending me a free copy of The Closer You Get in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love—but they’re married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start a new life together. Ruby has wanted to leave her controlling husband for a while, so she tells him she’s leaving and waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up.
Suddenly, Ruby has lost everything. Harry won’t answer her calls, and she’s fired from her job. She finds a cheap apartment in a run-down part of town, all the while wondering what happened to Harry.
Just as Ruby thinks she’s hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen—someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night—and she is going to have to fight for her survival.
This is one of those easy suspense thrillers, the kind that just about anyone can read because the twists aren’t mind blowing, but they are realistic. The suspense isn’t pounding, but is still definitely there. The characters are despicable, but you can still find things to like in each of them. This is an easy reading beach thriller, it will be perfect to grab this summer!
I liked this author’s writing style and there was suspicion thrown in a lot of places so I was left guessing for most of the book. While the ending of this one wasn’t wild as some people have come to expect in a thriller, I absolutely loved it! I can’t really share more without spoiling it, but the ending is what made me bump up my rating for this one. Overall, this was an enjoyable read that pulled me in from the first page. I rate it 3.5/5 stars.