Friday 23 May 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Closing In by Sue Fortin

Today I am thrilled to be part of the tour for Closing In by Sue Fortin with a Review and Giveaway.


Helen has had to leave everything she’s ever known behind; her home, her family, even her own name.

Now, returning to the UK as Ellen Newman, she moves to a small coastal village, working as a nanny for Donovan, a criminal psychologist. Attractive, caring and protective, this single father and his sweet daughter are a world away from Ellen’s brutal past. She thinks she’s escaped. She thinks she’s safe.

But Ellen can’t shake the feeling that something’s wrong.

Strange incidents begin to plague her new family, and their house of calm is about to become one of suspicion and fear. Who can be trusted? Who is the target? Who is closing in?


I was instantly drawn into Closing in from the very first chapter. Sue Fortin cleverly creates a sense of urgency and suspense that compels you to read on and find out what will happen. The fact that Helen changed her name to Ellen made me eager to discover why she had gone to such lengths to not be found.

I have read suspense novels like this before and I must admit that I thought it was going to be predictable, and although there were some parts that I guessed would happen, there were still lots of surprises along the way.

Novels that have characters with lots of depth make for some excellent reading and that was exactly what the Closing In Characters were like. I found myself warming to Ellen and wanting to know more about her, but with her employer Donovan, I could not completely connect with him as a character. Maybe it was to do with him being a criminal psychologist and reigning in all his emotions all the time, but I did find him quite frustrating at times, especially the times where he began to doubt Ellen.

Even though this did have a lot of tension and suspense, I thought perhaps that it could have been taken to the next level. It never quite got to the same level as the first chapter that had initially drawn me in. That said, I still kept wanting to read on, particularly when strange things started to happen.

I liked how when we never quite knew who was doing all the suspicious things even though it was very easy to point the finger at one particular person; but I liked how there was always that niggling doubt. And it was this that set the novel apart for me.

A suspenseful novel with some great twists that will have you whizzing through.



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  1. Thank you for your great review. It's much appreciated.


  2. Great review on the last day of the tour Laura!

    Thank you for supporting Sue.