Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation!

About the Book:

They promised to tell their spouses they were leaving and then meet to begin their new life together. But he never shows up.

A new twisting novel of psychological suspense from the acclaimed author of Gone Without a Trace.

Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love–but they’re married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start their new lives together. Ruby, who has wanted to leave her controlling husband for a while, tells him she’s leaving him and waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up.

Suddenly, Ruby’s life has fallen apart, and she’s lost everything. Harry won’t answer her calls, and she’s fired from her job. She finds a cheap apartment in a run-down part of town, all the while wondering what happened to Harry.

Just as Ruby thinks she’s hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen–someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night–and she is going to have to fight for her survival.

My Thoughts:

Ruby and Harry work together and are so in love, but married to other people…

They each decide they are leaving their spouses, and they’ll begin their new life together. Ruby leaves first, and she’s waiting at the hotel for Harry, but he never shows. He also won’t take her calls, and she loses her job.

She never hears from Harry, but someone is stalking her. Ruby is in danger.

This was so much fun, pure entertainment, and a great distraction. It was compulsively readable which made it fun. There’s a great mystery at its heart along with solid tension and suspense.

Overall, the pacing wowed me most of all, and I really enjoyed The Closer You Get!

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Mary Torjussen has an MA in Creative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University. She worked for several years as a teacher and lives outside of Liverpool, where Gone Without a Trace is set.

Have you read The Closer You Get, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR