‘Keep Me Close’ is the latest book by Jane Holland.
When shy publisher Kate Kinley finds mysterious bruises on her mother’s arms she assumes the worst. Suffering with early onset dementia, her mother insists that nothing is wrong; it was just a clumsy accident. But was it an accident, or has her mother’s illness made her forget what really happened? In desperate need of someone she can trust, her isolation and paranoia grow as the closest people in her life become key suspects. With each heart-stopping revelation, Kate begins to realise that the perpetrator is no longer interested in inflicting bruises; they want blood.
This psychological thriller is the perfect book to curl up with. Cleverly crafted with a plethora of complex and fascinating characters that made for suspenseful reading.
Seen through the narrative of Kate, her life has got complicated with her mother’s dementia worsening and her carer has disappeared. She thinks all her prayers have been answered with a arrival of sweet and kind Ruby, who’s there to help with her mother and be there for Kate when she received threatening letters.
Right from the offset, I loved this book. The story is packed with such reactive and dislikable characters that it was easy to get absorbed in it.
Kate is an interesting character as she struggles with her mother’s moments of clarity and confusion as well as the egos and the sexist behaviour of her boss. Just as her life is getting sorted, strange letters appear referencing her boyfriend who took his own life.
‘Keep Me Close’ is fast paced, dramatic and riddled with tension, that is perfect for all thriller fans.
You can buy ‘Keep Me Close’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.