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From acclaimed novelist and master of psychological thrillers Library Journal Paula Daly Open Your Eyes follows a bestselling crime novelist's tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real life victimJane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs Given the choice she'll always let her husband Leon a bestselling crime writer take the lead while she focuses on her two precious young children and her job as a creative writing teacher After she receiv Paula Daly is a wonderful and much respected author and after thoroughly enjoying The Mistake I Made I was truly looking forward to her latest book Open Your Eyes This exceedingly clever and well thought out story has been intelligently planned and meticulously plotted to produce a hugely addictive and amazingly compelling book I was hooked and found it impossible to put downBlurb When Jane s husband Leon is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home and in front of their two young children she has to face reality As he lies in a coma Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life and the secrets that have been kept from her if she s to find out who hurt her husband and whyThe story also had a writingpublishing theme to it which I found very interesting being a passionate reader myself and I liked how the author wrote the story as if it was a sort of autobiography from the viewpoint of Jane This is the second book I ve read recently that incorporated a brain injury and the repercussions following it The author covered this part of the novel with understanding and empathy from points of view of both the victim and the family left to deal with the recuperationThe fabulous conclusion literally had me in goosebumps and it certainly kept me guessing till the end As you can see I really really enjoyed this story and it will definitely be a favourite of mine this year I highly recommend Paula Daly and her books she has a great way of depicting ordinary people with every day lives and producing excellent psychological and domestic noirs I will be constantly on the look out for future books and back stories I ve haven t yet read A fab 5 stars

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N her eyes to the problems in her life as well as the secrets that have been kept from her Although she might not like what she sees if she's committed to discovering who hurt her husband and why Jane must take matters into her own handsA surprising and gripping thriller of pride ambition and envy Open Your Eyes is an unsettling whodunit about the illusions of a perfect marriage that confirms Paula Daly as a writer at the forefront of domestic suspens Open Your Eyes was a different dittyin a good way The main character Jane Campbell a creative writing teacher does not like confrontation I can relate to that She is married to a top crime writer Leon and she takes the backseat to him Jane s focus is on the family including her two young children however she finally submits a manuscript to a publisher only to be rejected Rather than push her to try again Leon asks her to let her hobby of writing go Jane s idyllic uiet life comes to an abrupt end when Leon is attacked in the driveway of their home during the day with her children watching Leon is now in a coma and Jane s eyes are opened to the truth about her life including some hidden secrets She is convicted to find the truth including who attacked Leon Leon is living with a traumatic brain injury and Daly handles his recovery with care and empathy I enjoyed the presentation of the story as if it were an autobiography written by Jane since she is a talented writer in her own right I was on the edge of my seat with the suspense in this one lots of guessing and the ending was ultimately satisfying In Open Your Eyes Paula Daly shatters the facade of what for all appearances is the perfect marriage She examines the vices of pride and envy and arranges a masterful whodunit Open Your Eyes answers that uestion we ask ourselves all too often do we ever really know those closest to us Thank you to the generous Grove Press for the ARC All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom

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Es another rejection for her novel Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest And why shouldn't she when through Jane's rose tinted glasses they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect lifeBut then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway while their children wait uietly in the car and suddenly their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight With her husband in a coma Jane must ope OPEN YOUR EYES rocked my boat Did you know that some people who suffer from Traumatic Brain injuries will have increased sexual compulsive desires Did you also know that brain injuries are common in the UK than breast cancer Both of these things are true And both are true for Leon Campbell Jane and Leon Campbell live in Liverpool with their two young children Since coming out of an induced coma from his traumatic brain injury Leon began acting out his increased sexual compulsive inappropriate behavior Leon s public hobby of masturbation at the hospital was bad enough but it certainly wasn t going to fly at home around the kids Jane was seriously worried to have Leon return home justified concerns When Jane asked Dr Letts how do families cope with a brain injured spouseparent The doctor replied I m not sure everyone does cope YIKES Nothing about Leon was the same as before he was attacked TWO NAILS TO HIS HEAD WITHIN MINUTES by who knows who THAT S WHAT READERS ARE GOING TO FIND OUT AND MORE SOMEbut it s not only WHO DID THIS TO HIMpolice were doing their investigation but how to survive and manage daily lifeJane was petrified Leon had no memory of the weeks preceding his attack other than he felt certain it wasn t Jane but Inspector Ledecky hadn t ruled her outLeon had no job they were in debt Leon showed signs of erratic violence without warning by screaming and yelling profanity and Jane has discovered lies and secrets Leon was keeping Jane had just taken a teaching job needed the money and couldn t possibly leave Leon alone to watch the children HE NEEDED WATCHING Leon was a published author Jane wrote too Their close friends were writersButTheir neighbors were not their friends nor writers And Jane felt certain her neighbors or their odd son who visited often was watching their houseWith all the worry stress going on inside the Campbell household neighborhood issues for Janeas caretaker mother Financial provider she was threatened physically and verbally by a prison inmate where she was assigned to teach and guide with creative writing We begin to see that the size of this puzzle book is bigger and complicated than our eyes first saw at the beginning of this novel As readers our eyes open wider the closer we get to the end of the book The ferocious suspense in the dog eat dog world of writers hungry to be published is as hard as nails literally and figurativelyAwesome great book When s Paula s next book This is fiction thriller suspensesmart normal ish classy suspense psychological thriller without being bloody trashy nonsense Many thanks to PAULA DALY I m SUCH A FAN Thank you GROVE ATLANTA I m a fan of you guys tooThank You Netgalley it s been awhile Taking a mostly sabbatical this year has been good for me But I always appreciate having the door open for return visits


10 thoughts on “Open Your Eyes

  1. says:

    Paula Daly is a wonderful and much respected author and after thoroughly enjoying The Mistake I Made I was truly looking forward to her latest book Open Your Eyes This exceedingly clever and well thought out story has been intelligently plann

  2. says:

    375 starsLiterary wars A violent act And of course CRAZINESS Open Your Eyes is a riveting entertaining psychological thriller about

  3. says:

    My reviews can also be seen at StarsJane is frustrated It feels like her writing career is going nowhere She has six unpublished novels and the rejection is starting to get to her Her husband Leon on the other hand is a well published author He tries to reassure her “It’s not your fault they don’t want your workbut I don’t get why it has to hit you so hard every time” But he doesn’t get it He’s a success

  4. says:

    A compulsively good twisty thriller that will make you consider the nightmare a life can become following a single moment This is my first Paula Daly and I had a blast reading Open Your Eyes I actually wish I could start this review with the last line of the book because it was THAT GOOD But of course the last line would spoil some things about the story so I won’t post it here But if you’ve read Open Your Eyes by

  5. says:

    Jane's husband Leon is attacked in their car with the couple's two young children in the backseat Jane finds Leon unconscious and unre

  6. says:

    “OPEN YOUR EYES” rocked my boat Did you know that some people who suffer from Traumatic Brain injuries will have increased sexual compulsive desires Did you also know that brain injuries are common in the UK than breast cancer Both of these things are true And both are true for Leon Campbell Jane and Leon Campbell live in Liverpool with their two young children Since coming out of an induced coma from his traumatic brain inju

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    35Leon is a successful crime author with a devoted following He lives a uiet unassuming life with his wife Jane and their 2 young children When an attempt is made on Leon’s life Jane scrambles to hold her family together while searching for answers why anyone would want to intentionally hurt LeonIt doesn’t take much digging to discover there’s a great deal about her husband than she could have ever imagined Has she been m

  8. says:

    Open Your Eyes was a different dittyin a good way ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The main character Jane Campbell a creative writing teacher does n

  9. says:

    35 Stars rounded upJane and Leon are married with two children Happy of course or at least Jane thinks so though they fight like all couples do Leon is an uber successful crime writer while Jane is just a wannabe She tries not to be jealous of her husband’s success but it’s a difficult task One afternoon while getting ready to leave for his mother’s house Leon gets into an argument with their neighbor over their outside cat

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    We're all in some kind of recoveryPicking up the shattered pieces after the boot heel of life grinds us down into almost unrecognizable grit Kinda separates us from those who will survive another round and those who will notIt's Leon's birthday and the car is packed with little Martha and Jack in the back seat Jane his wife swallows down the unsettling thought of another celebration at Leon's mother's house The car is

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