By: Holly Seddon
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 7/4/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars A gripping novel of psychological suspense centered on two sisters whose lives have taken them apart, and the shocking family secrets that bind them together. Twin sisters Robin and Sarah haven’t spoken in years. Robin can’t leave her house. A complete shut-in, she spends her days spying on her neighbors, subtly meddling in their lives. But she can’t keep her demons out forever. Someone from her past has returned, and is desperate to get inside. Sarah can’t go home. Her husband has kicked her out, forcibly denying her access to their toddler. Sarah will do anything to get her daughter back, but she’s unraveling under the mounting pressure of concealing the dark secrets of her past. And her lies are catching up to her. The novel takes readers back in time to witness the complex family dynamics that formed Robin and Sarah into the emotionally damaged, estranged young women they’ve become. As the gripping and intricate layers of their shared past are slowly peeled away, the shocks and twists will keep readers breathless long after the final page.
Review to follow.
“[A] smartly plotted psychological thriller . . . [Holly] Seddon skillfully pieces together the now-estranged twins’ lives. . . . Plenty of last-minute bombshells await.”—Publishers Weekly
The Big Thrill Interview with the author
Try Not to Breathe
For fans of Gillian Flynn, Laura Lippman, and Paula Hawkins comes Holly Seddon's arresting fiction debut—an engrossing thriller full of page-turning twists and turns, richly imagined characters, and gripping psychological suspense. Some secrets never die. They're just locked away. Read My Review
About the Author
Holly Seddon is a full time writer, living slap bang in the middle of Amsterdam with her husband James and a house full of children and pets. Holly has written for newspapers, websites and magazines since her early 20s after growing up in the English countryside, obsessed with music and books. Her first novel Try Not to Breathe was published worldwide in 2016 and became a domestic and international bestseller. Don’t Close Your Eyes is her second novel.
I write novels under cover of darkness.
In 2016, my first book, TRY NOT TO BREATHE, was published in the UK and Commonwealth by Corvus (Atlantic) and Australia by Allen & Unwin, in the Netherlands by Ambo|Anthos, in America and Canada by Ballantine Books (Random House), in Germany by Heyne (Random House), in Russia by Sindbad Books, in Taiwan by Crown Publishing, in Poland by Swiat Ksiazki, in Italy by Newton Compton, in Turkey by Yabanci, in Estonia by Paikese and in China by United Sky Publishers.
It has gone on to be a bestseller in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia.
My next book, DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES, will be published in summer 2017.
I’m represented by the awesome Nicola Barr at Greene & Heaton. Read More