#FridayBookShare ‘While my eyes were closed’ by Linda Green @LindaGreenisms

I’m joining in Shelley’ Wilsons’s Friday Book Share with some suggestions for entertaining books to read for the weekend.

Check out the hashtag #FridayBlogShare on Twitter.

You’ll get great ideas for weekend reading!

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This week’s book is a family drama dealing with the disappearance of a child in a park in Yorkshire.

First line of the book.

Your body realises you have lost your child before your brain does.

 Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

THE #1 EBOOK BESTSELLER. ‘A beautifully crafted novel of knife-edge suspense’ Amanda Prowse. A nail-biting psychological drama for fans of Room, Behind Closed Doors and Between You and Me.

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

 Introduce the main character using only three words.

Lisa is a busy and happy, young mother.

Muriel is a solitary, middle-aged woman suffering berevement.

 Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

While my eyes were closed

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

You’ll enjoy this novel if you like to read contemporary, British family drama and don’t mind a sad (although not too distressing) read, which has a poignant but relatively satisfactory ending.

Your favourite line/scene.

 The following lines capture the atmosphere of the novel.

 I go to Ella’s room first. It has become a ritual, checking on her like this while the rest of the house is sleeping. I don’t know whether there is a deluded part of me which actually expects to find her in there one morning or whether it is simply that it makes me feel close to her, but I can no longer imagine starting the day without doing this. I lie on her bed as usual, stroke her pillow, see her in my head smiling back at me. And then, as usual, reality kicks me in the teeth and all I hear is the silence of the room, all I see is the empty bed and all I smell is my own grief.


And it’s a bargain at 0.99!

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Want to join in sharing a book you enjoyed?

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. Grab the banner on Shelley’s blog.

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.




Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

2 thoughts on “#FridayBookShare ‘While my eyes were closed’ by Linda Green @LindaGreenisms

    1. Thanks Fran. I had difficulty identifying with the characters and that’s tough for me, but I’m glad I read it and it’s a bargain. The plot and writing save the day for me.


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