Review of When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser

  • Review Title: Wonderful Characters, Wonderful Read (review of When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser)
    Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
    ***** 5 Stars

This book grabs the reader’s attention from the beginning and does not let go even long past the last page of the book. The characterization seems so real and well developed so that scenarios are not just seen in black and white, cut and dry, good and bad, but the reader gets to see the gray that characters are stuck in as they make right and wrong decisions. Motivations and fauty thinking mix together with a growing understanding of the difference the Christian faith makes especially in the realm of forgiveness. These subjects play out on the pages to an ending that surpasses expectation.

The story tugs at the heart through characters in desperation. Tangles of plot that seem impossible to unravel are handled skillfully and believably by the author. The difference between the worldviews of Christians and unbelievers are displayed in unique but not preachy ways.

Those who enjoy suspense without graphic gore and details of crime scenes will be pleased to read this excellent novel. High tension and character transformation keep the pages turning.

I received this book from #Netgalley at no cost in exchange for reading it and giving an honest review which I have done. I am under no obligation to give a good review. I highly recommend this book. It is well worth the investment of time to get involved in the plot alongside these unforgettable characters.