It’s no secret that I’m a bookworm and crime thriller junkie. So when I was asked to review Closer Than You Think By Darren O’Sullivan, I was happy to agree! Closer Than You Think is a dark thriller, packed with suspense, mystery and some killer twists.

Closer Than You Think By Darren O’Sullivan

So read on to find out my thoughts!


He’s watching. She’s waiting.

The unmissable new thriller from Darren O’Sullivan, author of Our Little Secret and Close Your Eyes.

Having barely escaped the clutches of a serial killer, Claire Moore has struggled to rebuild her life. After her terrifying encounter with the man the media dubbed The Black-Out Killer, she became an overnight celebrity: a symbol of hope and survival in the face of pure evil. And then the killings stopped.

Now ten years have passed, and Claire remains traumatised by her brush with death. Though she has a loving and supportive family around her, what happened that night continues to haunt her still.

Just when things are starting to improve, there is a power cut; a house fire; another victim found killed in the same way as before.

The Black-Out Killer is back. And he’s coming for Claire…

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My Thoughts On Closer Than You Think By Darren O’Sullivan

I read this book in a day – it was impossible to put down! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was sucked into a book or a plot so fully. I literally HAD to know what happened next! Sleep didn’t matter – only the outcome did!

Generally speaking, I pride myself in figuring out the culprit in thriller / mystery books a good while before the end. That was not the case with Closer Than You Think By Darren O’Sullivan, though! I was taken in by all of the red herrings and the ending left me open mouthed!

As I read the book, I felt the pain and emotional turmoil Claire was experiencing alongside her. It was a true pleasure to read this book, and I’ll definitely be reading more of Darren O’Sullivan’s work moving forward.



About The Book:

Closer Than You Think is 277 pages long, and is available now on Kindle, Audiobook and Paperback from Amazon. It’s 99p on Kindle, or if you’re a fan of paperbacks, it’s currently £12.99 with free delivery. The paperback is published by Harper Collins.

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