Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Book Review - Closing In by Sue Fortin - #HIReadathon

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Title: Closing In
Author: Sue Fortin
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 15th May 2014
Rating: 5 Stars

Helen has had to leave everything she’s ever known behind; her home, her family, even her own name.

Now, returning to the UK as Ellen Newman, she moves to a small coastal village, working as a nanny for Donovan, a criminal psychologist. Attractive, caring and protective, this single father and his sweet daughter are a world away from Ellen’s brutal past. She thinks she’s escaped. She thinks she’s safe.

But Ellen can’t shake the feeling that something’s wrong.

Strange incidents begin to plague her new family, and their house of calm is about to become one of suspicion and fear. Who can be trusted? Who is the target? Who is closing in?

Closing In completely gave me the creeps, the thought that someone is watching your every move and is determined to not only scare you, but also the family you are working for is terrifying. Sue Fortin has managed to create a novel full of suspense, romance, a cute child and a lot of twists. 

Helen escaped a bad relationship, has left everything she knows behind her, and even changed her name in an attempt to get away from her ex. The only contact she still has with her old life is with her best friend Kate. 

Ellen gets a job a live-in nanny for Donovan, who is a criminal psychologist and is working on an interesting case himself, and his 8 year old daughter Izzy. Izzy is a loveable child, who warms quite fast to Ellen. 

However before long there is a series of strange incidents which leaves both Ellen and Donovan jumpy. They don't know which is being targeted, Ellen by her ex, or Donovan by a criminal he has dealt with in the past, but they are both wary of the situation. 

There is a lot of drama and suspense in this book, and I had a really weird feeling the entire time I was reading it, which I think was nerves for Ellen and Donovan. We would occasionally get looks at the protagonist movements, and thoughts, and there are other hints in there which made me wonder if the other members of Donovan's staff could be completely trusted. 

This is the second book I have read by Sue Fortin and with both of them I have been incredibly impressed with how Sue can hold her readers attention throughout the book, and at the psychological affect she can have on her readers. 

Closing In is a fabulous romantic suspense novel that will keep you guessing, and had my adrenalin pumping towards the end. 


  1. Ohhh, I loved this book. Absolutely adored Donovan. FAB, review, Sue! Well done you! Thanks for sharing, Rachel. :) xx

    1. Agreed Sheryl, Donovan is adorable, and thanks. Glad you also enjoyed this book.


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