Closer Than You Know Read Online Free - 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 loving husband, a steady job, and a beautiful baby boy named Alex--she thought that turmoil was behind her.
Until one Monday evening when she goes to pick up Alex from childcare only to discover he's been removed by Social Services. And no one will say why. It's a terrifying scenario for any parent, but doubly so for Melanie, who knows the unintended horrors of what everyone coldly calls "the system."
Her nightmare mushrooms when she arrives home to learn her house has been raided by sheriff's deputies, who have found enough cocaine to send Melanie to prison for years. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and if Melanie can't prove her innocence, she'll lose Alex forever.
Meanwhile, assistant commonwealth's attorney Amy Kaye--who has been assigned Melanie's case--has her own troubles. She's been dogged by a cold case no one wants her to pursue: a serial rapist who has avoided detection by wearing a mask and whispering his commands. Over the years, he has victimized dozens of women.
Including Melanie. Yet now her attacker might be the key to her salvation . . . or her undoing.
|Title||:||Closer Than You Know|
|Number of Pages||:||416 pages|
April 08, 2018
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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 with a well-dressed affluen...
March 28, 2018
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 smallest bump in her road....
March 26, 2018
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 say it can't...
March 27, 2018
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 been taken away. Social...
March 19, 2018
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't know how I...
March 27, 2018
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 domestic suspense thri...
April 17, 2018
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're past 6 o'cloc...
April 06, 2018
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 what happe...
March 03, 2018
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 find your...
March 05, 2018
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 intersect and how t...