Too Close (Paperback)

A Novel

By Natalie Daniels

Harper Paperbacks, 9780062917485, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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A haunting, edge-of-your-seat debut psychological thriller about a woman who has been institutionalized for a heinous crime, and the psychiatrist assigned to her case who must uncover the truth beneath the madness.

How close do you get before it’s too late…?

Working as a dedicated forensic psychiatrist for many years, Emma is not shocked so easily. Then she is assigned to work with Connie, a wife and mother accused of a despicable crime. Connie is suffering from dissociative amnesia—or at least seems to be.

Now it is up to Emma to decide whether Connie can stand trial for her sins. But there is something about Connie that inexorably pulls Emma into her orbit. Perhaps it is the way she seems to see right through Emma, speaking to Emma’s deepest insecurities about her life, marriage, and her own tragic past. And soon Emma begins to understand how Connie’s complicated marriage and toxic relationship with her beautiful best friend Ness could have driven Connie to snap—or maybe, she is simply getting too close to a woman who is unforgivable…

Alternating between the two women’s points of view, before and after Connie’s breakdown, Too Close is a masterfully written page turner about the powerful—yet dangerous—closeness between women.

About the Author

Natalie Daniels is the pseudonym of a London based actor and screenwriter.

Praise For Too Close: A Novel

“A tremendous, powerful, audacious novel - full of scathing insight ; full of raw, compelling feeling.”
— --William Boyd, author of Waiting for Sunrise

Daniels presents an unflinching, visceral look into the nature of love, fidelity, and betrayal. 
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)