She Lies Close

She Lies Close

A compulsive debut thriller about motherhood, obsession and how far we'd go to protect the ones we love.

Five-year-old Ava Boone has been missing for six months. There have been no leads, no arrests, no witnesses. The only suspect was quiet, middle-aged Leland Ernest.

And Grace Wright has just bought the house next door. Recently divorced, Grace uprooted her two small children to start again and hopes the move will reset her crippling insomnia. But now she understands bargain-price for her beautiful new house.

With whispered neighbourhood gossip and increasingly sleepless nights, Grace develops a fierce obsession with Leland and the safety of her children. Could she really be living next door to a child-kidnapper? A murderer?

With reality and dream blurring more each day, Grace desperately pursues the truth - following Ava's family, demanding answers from the police - and then a body is discovered...

Title:She Lies Close
ISBN:9781789094190
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  • Jayme

    Five year old Ava Boone has been missing for six months. Newly divorced Grace Wright, mother to two young children (one a 3 yr old daughter) has just purchased a new house, and found out that it is ne...

  • Mary Kubica

    Sharon Doering arrives on the mystery scene with an explosive, darkly comedic thriller that belongs on every to read list. Scrupulously plotted with one of the most memorable protagonists I've read, ...

  • Samantha Downing

    This book should come with a warning: Contents are much darker and more shocking than they first appear. Every curve, every twist takes you further down the rabbit hole. Sharon Doering has written a c...

  • Christina

    This book was a wild ride and definitely never boring (the cardinal sin for thrillers in my book). Doering successfully created a building sense of tension, anxiety and darkness in the mind of her nar...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    This book drove me mad. The descriptions of what could go wrong...My neighbor will be deemed harmless, but will still move away. I will not die of rabies. The children won’t feel abandoned or unlove...

  • Denise

    I won this book in a GR giveaway, and I guess it's just human nature, but whenever I win a book I really want to be able to give it rave reviews - unfortunately, it was just not possible with this one...

  • Jamie

    Behold we have my favorite thriller so far of 2020!This book knocked it out of the park, I could not put it down and I'm sad it's finished.Ava Boone is missing and Grace just moved next door to the cr...

  • Lisa

    A relatable, if unreliable, heroine, darkly funny, and engrossing, this thriller asks how far you’ll go to protect your child....

  • Hank Ryan

    "I am gasping for breath--what a terrific book. SHE LIES CLOSE is a masterclass in voice, a psychological tour de force, and one of the most original stories I've ever read. Doering's talent leads the...

  • Shalini

    The premise of the story was great. I liked the claustrophobic feel of Grace's fears when she moved in next door to a suspect in a missing child case with her daughter. I could understand her apprehen...