Year 7, Book 73

73. Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward

When they were six and eight Lauren and Alex’s mother was murdered while they were camping out in the backyard. For her entire life Lauren believed that her father was the murderer and cut off contact from him after he went to prison. Alex was never as convinced of their father’s guilt and had been pursuing what the thought might be new leads clearing his father’s name when he is presumed dead while working for Doctor’s Without Borders. In order to help deal with the loss of her brother Lauren picks up where Alex left off trying to find out what actually happened to her mother so many years ago.

This was an okay book. It kept me engaged enough while I was reading it, but it’s nothing I would go raving to other people about. If you come across a copy it’s probably worth a read, but I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to read it. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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