Closer Than You Know

Closer Than You Know

Brad Parks delivers another riveting, emotionally powerful stand-alone domestic suspense thriller perfect for fans of The Couple Next Door and What She Knew. Disaster, Melanie Barrick was once told, is always closer than you know. It was a lesson she learned the hard way growing up in the constant upheaval of foster care. But now that she's survived into adulthood--with a lo Brad Parks delivers another riveting, emotionally powerful stand-alone domestic suspense thriller perfect for fan...

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Title:Closer Than You Know
Author:Brad Parks
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1101985623
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:402 pages pages

Closer Than You Know Reviews

  • Kevin
    Apr 05, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

  • Luanne Ollivier
    Mar 12, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

    Thanks to Dutton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Check out my blog for a brief author Q&A! Last year I was introduced to Brad Parks when I read SAY NOTHING (you can see my review here), and I was hooked from the start. So when I saw he had another ...

    Closer Than You Know is the latest stand-alone from author Brad Parks. Last year's Say Nothing was the first time I'd read Parks and it was a book I couldn't put down. I was eager to read this latest - and I couldn't put it down either! As he did in Say Nothing, Parks' premise preys...

  • Heather
    Dec 02, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

  • Donna
    Mar 17, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

    Thanks to Dutton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Check out my blog for a brief author Q&A! Last year I was introduced to Brad Parks when I read SAY NOTHING (you can see my review here), and I was hooked from the start. So when I saw he had another ...

    Closer Than You Know is the latest stand-alone from author Brad Parks. Last year's Say Nothing was the first time I'd read Parks and it was a book I couldn't put down. I was eager to read this latest - and I couldn't put it down either! As he did in Say Nothing, Parks' premise preys...

    ARC from Netgalley 4.5 stars It only took a glance at the blurb of Closer Than You Know for me to realize how hard this book was going to be to read. Anytime a mother and a child are separated, for whatever reason, I know it?s going to be a heart-wrenching read. Melanie Barr...

    Wow this is an amazing book, it truly is. Page after page, not one dull moment. It is very fast paced and I hated the moments when I had to put it down. I truly hated to be this woman, absolutely not a thing was going right for her. Lots of different characters so you didn't know who w...

    The only real issue I had with this book was that the title saying was a melodramatic refrain throughout the book. I couldn?t help but picture a chorus of stone-faced individuals chanting closer than you know every time it came up. It came up a bunch of times at the beginning of the ...

  • Brad Parks
    Apr 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

  • Maureen
    May 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

  • Book of Secrets
    Mar 17, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

  • Hobart
    Dec 06, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 22, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

  • Susanne Strong
    Mar 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

  • Susan Johnson
    Mar 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

  • Angie Elle
    Feb 28, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

    Thanks to Dutton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Check out my blog for a brief author Q&A! Last year I was introduced to Brad Parks when I read SAY NOTHING (you can see my review here), and I was hooked from the start. So when I saw he had another ...

    Closer Than You Know is the latest stand-alone from author Brad Parks. Last year's Say Nothing was the first time I'd read Parks and it was a book I couldn't put down. I was eager to read this latest - and I couldn't put it down either! As he did in Say Nothing, Parks' premise preys...

    ARC from Netgalley 4.5 stars It only took a glance at the blurb of Closer Than You Know for me to realize how hard this book was going to be to read. Anytime a mother and a child are separated, for whatever reason, I know it?s going to be a heart-wrenching read. Melanie Barr...

  • Linda
    Apr 17, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

  • Gare Billings
    Mar 18, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Mar 05, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Mar 26, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

  • Jayme
    Mar 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Mar 28, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

  • Amy
    Mar 03, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

  • Deanna
    Apr 08, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

  • Sarah Joint
    Apr 05, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

  • Thebooktrail
    Feb 08, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

  • Katie (katieladyreads)
    Feb 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

  • Liz
    Sep 21, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

  • Cherie'
    Jan 15, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

    Thanks to Dutton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Check out my blog for a brief author Q&A! Last year I was introduced to Brad Parks when I read SAY NOTHING (you can see my review here), and I was hooked from the start. So when I saw he had another ...

    Closer Than You Know is the latest stand-alone from author Brad Parks. Last year's Say Nothing was the first time I'd read Parks and it was a book I couldn't put down. I was eager to read this latest - and I couldn't put it down either! As he did in Say Nothing, Parks' premise preys...

    ARC from Netgalley 4.5 stars It only took a glance at the blurb of Closer Than You Know for me to realize how hard this book was going to be to read. Anytime a mother and a child are separated, for whatever reason, I know it?s going to be a heart-wrenching read. Melanie Barr...

    Wow this is an amazing book, it truly is. Page after page, not one dull moment. It is very fast paced and I hated the moments when I had to put it down. I truly hated to be this woman, absolutely not a thing was going right for her. Lots of different characters so you didn't know who w...

  • Dave
    Mar 22, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

  • YC
    Mar 21, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

  • Jessica
    Mar 06, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

    ? ? ? ? 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- When you read a book about a dog -- from Marley & Me to Where the Red Fern Grows -- you've got a pretty good idea what's going to happen near the end. Same goes for a Nora Ephron movie. O...

    Visit the locations in the book Brad Parks is one neat writer. The action rattles along at break neck speed, there?s a lot to think about, a lot to worry about with the characters and a lot to take in and remember as you just know one small thing is going to come and bite you ...

    I recently discovered this author, reading ?Say Nothing? first, and now ?Closer Than You Know? and he is two for two in my book. If you enjoy reading thrillers with a family in crisis, and the inevitable legal drama that follows, Brad Parks is for you! When Melanie goes...

    Imagine a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling and you pretty much got the plot of this book. I was quite disappointed as this author writes a hysterically funny, laugh out loud series featuring reporter Carter Ross. I know authors like to try new genres but this book was not funny n...

    The airport racks are filled with easy-reading novels with wide appeal. Closer Than You Know definitely has a place on those racks and was clearly designed to appeal to a large audience. It's a conspiracy story where the lead character finds her whose world turned upside-down, her chil...

    I guess I just don?t sympathize with mothers because the main character annoyed me for the most part. I did enjoy the female attorney character a lot (probably the only reason I finished the book) Overall, the plot was completely unrealistic and predictable. I kept waiting for that b...

    Easy, fun, crime fluff read. Pick this one up after you've gone through your TBR. ...

    Damn, Brad Parks can write! I never wanted this book to end. This thriller starts off with a bang. Melanie Barrick goes to pick up her baby, Alex, from childcare only to discover he?s been removed by social services and nobody will tell her why. Through her own sleuthing she finds ou...

    Thanks to Dutton Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! Check out my blog for a brief author Q&A! Last year I was introduced to Brad Parks when I read SAY NOTHING (you can see my review here), and I was hooked from the start. So when I saw he had another ...

  • Tamara
    Jun 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...

    Loved this book! ...

    A shocking and twisted conspiracy against a mother and her son. This book is definitely any Mother?s worst nightmare. Parks delivered a suspenseful, clever plot that was definitely filled with its share of smoke and mirrors! (I loved that!) This book was a very entertaining read! Thr...

    CLOSER THAN YOU KNOW by Brad Parks is a cautionary tale of not only the ugliness and devastation that some people harbor, but it?s also a tale about the love a mother has for her child. I loved this novel, with its domestic suspense plot line that is as impressive as it is horrif...

    Fantastic!! ...

  • Bookread2day
    Apr 09, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!!!! This was my first Brad Parks read and I REALLY enjoyed it! When I first read the description for this novel, I was thoroughly intrigued. I couldn?t wait to start reading. The book opens wi...

    3.5* (rounding ?) Melanie is running late picking up her infant son from the babysitter. And in her mind she?s playing out the worst-case scenario?OK, the babysitter fires me as a client and I find myself with no daycare! Great! Melanie has no clue that this would be the smalle...

    3.5 Stars* (rounded up) Have you ever heard that saying ?Life, it can turn on a dime?? Well for Melanie Barrick, it?s true. One minute, she is happily married, with a new baby and a secure job and the next Melanie goes to pick up baby Alex from daycare only to find out he?s ...

    Almost against my will I was dragged to an acceptance level I never could have predicted. That so many things, bad things, could be visited on one person seemed less than credible. Then I though of a few people I knew who have had more than their share of misfortune, so who am I too sa...

    4.25 Stars ? Folks, this book made me a nervous wreck!! The protagonist Melanie Barrick is faced with a nightmare scenario: She goes pick up her infant son from daycare, only to be told he was taken away by Social Services, and no one will tell her why or where he is. Honestly, I don...

    I was lost in the twisty, windy, rocky and muddy murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading Closer Than You Know hiding in the shelter of the trees from the disasters lurking closer than we think there are. Closer Than You Know is a fast-paced, fun, entertaining domesti...

    Some people are just misery magnets......the bad stuff sticks to them like sap from a freshly cut Christmas tree. Ya just can't shake it off. Melanie Barrick is playing beat-the-clock as she rushes to pick up her infant son from childcare. Extra charges or immediate ousting if you'r...

    So many twists, you'll get dizzy! This roller coaster of a book is my first read by Brad Parks, but likely won't be my last. It definitely kept me reading... and reading... and tired the next day because I sacrificed some of my precious sleep. Many will have a hard time buying a lot of...

    Part domestic suspend and part legal thriller, Closer Than You Know brought some of my worst fears as a parent to life. Imagine going to pick up your baby from the babysitter only to be told they were taken by Social Services earlier that day. Things get even worse when you go home and...

    I found Brad Parks last year with his book, Say Nothing. I LOVED IT. His second book, Closer Than You Know, is also a winner in my book. Let's talk about the characters for a moment. There's a LOT going on in this book with Melanie's past, what's happening to her now, how they inte...

    Melanie Barrick races home from work late to pick up her son from childcare worried that her childminder will quit. She finds social services have taken her child. She arrives home to find her house ransacked by the sheriff's department and is arrested for possession of half a kilo of ...

    This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. (What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?) ...

    I enjoyed Say Nothing much more than this new novel. ...