Closer Than She Knows
by Kelly Irvin
on Tour June 22 - July 24, 2020
A serial killer bent on revenge . . . and striking too close to home.
Teagan O’Rourke has always loved murder mysteries. In her job as a court reporter, she has written official records for dozens of real-life murders. She’s slapped evidence stickers on crime scene photos. She’s listened to hours of chilling testimony. But she’s never known the smell of death. And she never thought she might be a victim.
A young police officer is murdered just inches away from her, and then a man calling himself a serial killer starts leaving Teagan notes, signing each with the name of a different murderer from her favorite mystery novels.
Panicked, Teagan turns to her friend Max Kennedy. Max longs for more than friendship with Teagan, but he fears she’ll never trust someone with a past like his. He wonders how much of God’s “tough love” he can take before he gives up on love completely. And he wonders if he’ll be able to keep Teagan alive long enough to find out.
As Teagan, Max, and Teagan’s police officer father race to track down the elusive killer, they each know they could be the next victim. Desperate to save those she loves, Teagan battles fears that once haunted her in childhood. Nothing seems to stop this obsessed murderer. No matter what she does, he seems to be getting closer.
Book Details:Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: June 9th 2020
Number of Pages: 352
ISBN: 0785231862 (ISBN13: 9780785231868)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Kelly Irvin is a bestselling author and two-time Carol Award finalist. She is a former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional. Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, three grandchildren, and two cats.
Book Review by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto
I am so excited to tell you about Closer Than She Knows by Kelly Irvin! The first thing(s) that drew me to this book were the categories it fits into - I know if I choose a book that is included in christian fiction, romantic suspense, and romance that I am getting something that is going to fit me well. I enjoy reading a good book I can feel comfortable recommending to both my aging mother and my teenage daughter. This book fits that bill! Not too steamy, not too scary, and I would say this book is 5 stars as it is "just right"!
I hadn't heard of Kelly Irvin before, but I'm excited to read more of her books. She writes incredibly well and her characters are well developed and interesting. Closer Than She Knows is a fast-paced read and the suspense is evident throughout. Teagan O'Rourke is a character I was immediately drawn to which pulled me into every page. The family theme throughout make this a great book for discussion and I was excited to pass my copy along to my daughter so we could chat about it together. It took me just over a day to finish reading and my daughter (who is 13) is just as drawn to it as I was.
Beautifully written and we can't wait to read more books by this talented author!