Open Your Eyes

Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes by Paula Daly
Published by Grove Press on October 9th 2018
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0802128459
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Jane is inside her home when her husband, Leon, is attacked while waiting for her in their car with the couple’s two young children in the backseat.  Jane finds Leon unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat.  Their children were on their devices and saw and heard nothing of the encounter which rendered their father unconscious. While Leon is in a coma, Jane learns that her husband had secrets and kept many things from her.  To add to her stress, she is considered a suspect and must deal with the ongoing investigation into Leon’s attack.


This book is a psychological thriller which asks the question- how well do we know those in our lives? How well do we know our spouses? Our friends? Our neighbors? Jane becomes determined to learn why someone would want to harm her husband. Her husband is a best-selling Author and she can’t think of anyone who would want to harm him. He writes books, for crying out loud!


There are a few little twists, turns and revelations in this book. I enjoyed the story and found it to be an enjoyable read. I particularly liked that I didn’t quite know where this book was going at times and found I enjoyed being along for the ride. Even though there is an attack in this book, the reader is told about it, we do not read about the actual attack in detail. There is no graphic violence in the book, so most readers will be able to enjoy this book without having to worry about reading any graphic or disturbing scenes.  Jane is threatened while teaching a writing course, but she is left shaken but unharmed.  I enjoyed that most of the interactions were character driven and especially loved when Jane got feisty.  She is not someone who enjoys confrontation but grows in confidence as the book progresses.


Thank you to the publishers and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions in this review are my own.




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