While My Eyes Were Closed (Paperback)

By Linda Green

Quercus Publishing, 9781784292812, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

List Price: 13.99*
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A nail-biting psychological drama for fans of the Richard & Judy bestseller THE LAST THING SHE TOLD ME

One, two, three . . . Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter Ella is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?


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About the Author

Linda Green is the bestselling author of eight novels. Her latest novel, After I've Gone, published by Quercus, is a top five Amazon kindle bestseller. Her previous novel, While My Eyes Were Closed, was the fourth bestselling novel on Amazon kindle in 2016, selling more than 450,000 copies across all editions. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and son

Praise For While My Eyes Were Closed

A beautifully crafted novel of knife-edge suspense that held my attention to the very end. I wanted to compare the author to Gillian Flynn or Alice Sebold, but that wouldn't be right. This book is one hundred percent Linda Green, and Linda Green is bloody brilliant!—Amanda Prowse, #1 bestselling author

An ambitious premise, brilliantly executed—The Lady

A vivid and unnerving story about the terrifying knife-edges of motherhood. Nail-biting, creepy and so sad—Isabelle Grey, author of The Bad Mother

This novel is fantastic. I couldn't put it down . . . I read it with my stomach fluttering the whole timeBBC Radio Leeds Book Club

The suspense becomes quite unbearable - and there's a final flourish in the form of a very punchy twist. A terrifyingly plausible story, that will have parents looking over their shouldersSunday Mirror

Terrifying, brilliantly plotted. Linda Green manages to construct an amazing scenario out of every parent's worst nightmare and make it incredibly plausibleEmily Barr, author of The Perfect Lie

Packed with emotion, the suspense of the devastation situation this family find themselves thrust into through circumstance is apparent through every page of this thrilling read. A real page turnerTelegraph & Argus

Expertly plotted and truly terrifying, this book forensically dissects every parent's nightmareBarbara Nadel

Clever and compelling, While My Eyes Were Closed tells the story of the disappearance of a child in many different authentic voices. You feel the effect it has on all the characters, even the ones you're not sure you're supposed to feel sympathy for. This is brave story, which is touching right down to the final word. I so enjoyed this bookDorothy Koomson, Sunday Times top ten bestselling author

A powerful and provocative read that will get under your skinSun