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Open Your Eyes PDF/EPUB ↠ Open Your  PDF \ From acclaimed novelist and master of psychological thrillers Library Journal Paula Daly, Open Your Eyes follows a bestselling crime novelist s tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real life victimJane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs Given the choice, she ll always let her husband, Leon a bestselling crime writer take the lead, while she focuses on her two precious young children and her job as a creative writing teacher After she receives another rejection for her novel, Leon urges Jane to put her hobby to rest And why shouldn t she, when through Jane s rose tinted glasses, they appear to have the perfect house and the perfect life But then Leon is brutally attacked in their driveway while their children wait quietly in the car, and suddenly, their perfect life becomes the stuff of nightmares Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her Although she might not like what she sees, if she s committed to discovering who hurt her husband and why Jane must take matters into her own handsA surprising and gripping thriller of pride, ambition, and envy, Open Your Eyes is an unsettling whodunit about the illusions of a perfect marriage that confirms Paula Daly as a writer at the forefront of domestic suspense We re all in some kind of recovery.Picking up the shattered pieces after the boot heel of life grinds us down into almost unrecognizable grit Kinda separates us from those who will survive another round and those who will not.It s Leon s birthday and the car is packed with little Martha and Jack in the back seat Jane, his wife, swallows down the unsettling thought of another celebration at Leon s mother s house The car is idling in the driveway when Leon insists that Jane go back into the hou We re all in some kind of recovery.Picking up the shattered pieces after the boot heel of life grinds us down into almost unrecognizable grit Kinda separates us from those who will survive another round and those who will not.It s Leon s birthday and the car is packed with little Martha and Jack in the back seat Jane, his wife, swallows down the unsettling thought of another celebration at Leon s mother s house The car is idling in the driveway when Leon insists that Jane go back into the house to retrieve a few cans of his favorite beer She spots Lawrence and Rose, the next door neighbors from hell, outside their house Lawrence starts to argue with Leon about how their family cat relieves itself in their garden Jane dashes inside gladly.But when Jane slides back into the front seat, she is horrified to find Leon incoherent behind the steering wheel and bleeding badly They rush him to the hospital Leon is suffering from a tramatic brain injury and remains in a coma What could have happened within the moments when Jane left her family in the car Paula Daly has an uncanny talent for getting into the inner workings of her main characters If you read Just What Kind of Mother Are You you will know exactly what I m talking about She smacks her female lead character alongside the head with almost insurmountable challenges throughout the book Before his injury, Leon was a very successful crime novel author Jane taught creative writing courses at the local college with never having the joy of being published Daly touches on the book publishing world in her novel as well and we, as readers, will heighten our antennae.And with a bricklayer s finesse, Paula Daly counterbalances level after level of hidden secrets about ol Leon that Jane never saw coming Her feelings become mixed with sizzling frustration as her world begins to fall apart She must take care of Leon while at the same time keep the family home from going under Daly makes it clear that this is reality for those who are caregivers for brain injury victims In a word Overwhelming.With no definitive leads, the police begin to suspect Jane herself But Jane knows someone is watching their house What in the world did Leon step into in his past And I ll leave you here, dear readers This one is a mighty read that will be calling your name..over and over again Whoa Make that a double Whoa I received a copy of Open Your Eyes through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Grove Atlantic and to Paula Daly for the opportunity Paula Daly is a wonderful and much respected author and after thoroughly enjoying The Mistake I Made I was truly looking forward to her latest book Open Your Eyes This exceedingly clever and well thought out story has been intelligently planned and meticulously plotted to produce a hugely addictive and amazingly compelling book I was hooked and found it impossible to put down Blurb When Jane s husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home and in front of their two you Paula Daly is a wonderful and much respected author and after thoroughly enjoying The Mistake I Made I was truly looking forward to her latest book Open Your Eyes This exceedingly clever and well thought out story has been intelligently planned and meticulously plotted to produce a hugely addictive and amazingly compelling book I was hooked and found it impossible to put down Blurb When Jane s husband, Leon, is brutally attacked in the driveway of their home and in front of their two young children she has to face reality As he lies in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, and the secrets that have been kept from her if she s to find out who hurt her husband and why..The story also had a writing publishing theme to it which I found very interesting being a passionate reader myself and I liked how the author wrote the story as if it was a sort of autobiography from the viewpoint of Jane This is the second book I ve read recently that incorporated a brain injury and the repercussions following it The author covered this part of the novel with understanding and empathy from points of view of both the victim and the family left to deal with the recuperation.The fabulous conclusion literally had me in goosebumps and it certainly kept me guessing till the end As you can see I really, really enjoyed this story and it will definitely be a favourite of mine this year I highly recommend Paula Daly and her books, she has a great way of depicting ordinary people with every day lives and producing excellent psychological and domestic noirs I will be constantly on the look out for future books and back stories I ve haven t yet read A fab 5 stars 3.75 starsLiterary wars A violent act And of course, CRAZINESSOpen Your Eyes is a riveting, entertaining psychological thriller about a semi famous author who is violently attacked with a nail gun, suffers a brain injury and loses his memory His wife, a wannabe writer, is left picking up the pieces, while at the same time trying to figure out who would try to hurt her husband in such a horrific manner She digs where she s not supposed to, finds some incriminating evidence, and puts he3.75 starsLiterary wars A violent act And of course, CRAZINESSOpen Your Eyes is a riveting, entertaining psychological thriller about a semi famous author who is violently attacked with a nail gun, suffers a brain injury and loses his memory His wife, a wannabe writer, is left picking up the pieces, while at the same time trying to figure out who would try to hurt her husband in such a horrific manner She digs where she s not supposed to, finds some incriminating evidence, and puts herself in a danger While it might sound rather formulaic, this is not the case as there is a WHOLE lotgoing on than it first seems Jane s voice draws the reader in Told completely from her perspective, it was refreshing to have one narrator and one main storyline vs multiple storylines, narrators, etc The storyline isn t fully believable, but it didn t bother me too much as it wasn t so extreme or over the top that it got in the way of my enjoyment Overall, I found this to be a fun, but sometimes slow, read I could have done without the final chapter it left me rolling my eyes a bit I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Grove Atlantic in exchange for an honest review My reviews can also be seen at StarsJane is frustrated It feels like her writing career is going nowhere She has six unpublished novels and the rejection is starting to get to her Her husband, Leon, on the other hand, is a well published author He tries to reassure her, It s not your fault they don t want your work but I don t get why it has to hit you so hard every time But he doesn t get it He s a successful PUBLISHED author His work pa My reviews can also be seen at StarsJane is frustrated It feels like her writing career is going nowhere She has six unpublished novels and the rejection is starting to get to her Her husband, Leon, on the other hand, is a well published author He tries to reassure her, It s not your fault they don t want your work but I don t get why it has to hit you so hard every time But he doesn t get it He s a successful PUBLISHED author His work pays the bills Of course, Jane is happy for him but it doesn t make the constant rejection any easier to take.But on Leon s 46th birthday as they are heading to his mother s house for dinner, Leon is attacked by an unknown assailant The attack leaves him in a coma.Jane doesn t understand Who would do this And why As Jane tries to deal with the fallout of everything that has happened she wants answers But what she ends up with isquestions One thing that does become clear is that her husband has been keeping secrets She can t pretend everything is fine any Everything is FAR from fine.What else has Leon been keeping from her What will happen if when Leon wakes up from his coma Will Jane finally get the answers she deserves And if so, will she be able to handle what she hears So many secrets So many lies.Jane starts to wonder if she knew her husband at all.I ve enjoyed quite a few of Paula Daly s previous novels so I was really looking forward to reading this novel After a really intriguing beginning, I did find it a bit difficult to get into the story However, I m really glad I stuck with it as it definitely picked up again Even though I needed to suspend my disbelief at times, I still enjoyed the story.With an engaging plot and some intriguing characters, Open Your Eyes was a quick and interesting read I am looking forward to readingfrom this author.I d like to thank Bantam Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review

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