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Close Your Eyes - A Novel

Amanda Eyre Ward

In Close Your Eyes, the author of the bestselling How to Be Lost spins another mesmerizing tale of buried family secrets. For most of her life, Lauren Mahdian has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead, and that her father is a murderer. Before the horrific tragedy, Lauren led a sheltered life in a wealthy corner of America, in a town outside Manhattan on the banks of Long Island Sound, a haven of luxurious homes, manicured lawns, and seemingly perfect families. Here Lauren and her older brother, Alex, thought they were safe. But one morning, six-year-old Lauren and eight-year-old Alex awoke after a night spent in their tree house to discover their mother's body and their beloved father arrested for the murder. Years later, Lauren is surrounded by uncertainty. Her one constant is Alex, always her protector, still trying to understand the unraveling of his idyllic childhood. But Lauren feels even more alone when Alex reveals that he's been in contact over the years with their imprisoned father-and that he believes he and his sister have yet to learn the full story of their mother's death. Then Alex disappears. As Lauren is forced to peek under the floorboards of her carefully constructed memories, she comes to question the version of her history that she has clung to so fiercely. Lauren's search for the truth about what happened on that fateful night so many years ago is a riveting tale that will keep readers feverishly turning pages. From the Hardcover edition.

In Close Your Eyes, the author of the bestselling How to Be Lost spins another mesmerizing tale of buried family secrets. For most of her life, Lauren Mahdian has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead, and that her father is a murderer. Before the horrific tragedy, Lauren led a sheltered life in a wealthy corner of America, in a town outside Manhattan on the banks of Long Island Sound, a haven of luxurious homes, manicured lawns, and seemingly perfect families. Here Lauren and her older brother, Alex, thought they were safe. But one morning, six-year-old Lauren and eight-year-old Alex awoke after a night spent in their tree house to discover their mother's body and their beloved father arrested for the murder. Years later, Lauren is surrounded by uncertainty. Her one constant is Alex, always her protector, still trying to understand the unraveling of his idyllic childhood. But Lauren feels even more alone when Alex reveals that he's been in contact over the years with their imprisoned father-and that he believes he and his sister have yet to learn the full story of their mother's death. Then Alex disappears. As Lauren is forced to peek under the floorboards of her carefully constructed memories, she comes to question the version of her history that she has clung to so fiercely. Lauren's search for the truth about what happened on that fateful night so many years ago is a riveting tale that will keep readers feverishly turning pages. From the Hardcover edition.
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In Close Your Eyes, the author of the bestselling How to Be Lost spins another mesmerizing tale of buried family secrets. For most of her life, Lauren Mahdian has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead, and that her father is a murderer. Before the horrific tragedy, Lauren led a sheltered life in a wealthy corner of America, in a town outside Manhattan on the banks of Long Island Sound, a haven of luxurious homes, manicured lawns, and seemingly perfect families. Here Lauren and her older brother, Alex, thought they were safe. But one morning, six-year-old Lauren and eight-year-old Alex awoke after a night spent in their tree house to discover their mother's body and their beloved father arrested for the murder. Years later, Lauren is surrounded by uncertainty. Her one constant is Alex, always her protector, still trying to understand the unraveling of his idyllic childhood. But Lauren feels even more alone when Alex reveals that he's been in contact over the years with their imprisoned father-and that he believes he and his sister have yet to learn the full story of their mother's death. Then Alex disappears. As Lauren is forced to peek under the floorboards of her carefully constructed memories, she comes to question the version of her history that she has clung to so fiercely. Lauren's search for the truth about what happened on that fateful night so many years ago is a riveting tale that will keep readers feverishly turning pages. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Meera Simhan, Phoebe Zimmermann

Length:

7h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:05


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:59


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:59


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:43


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:31