Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Open Your Eyes

by Paula Daly

Paula Daly—“a master of psychological thrillers” (Library Journal)—returns with a pulse-pounding tale of domestic suspense that follows a bestselling crime novelist’s tragic turn from fictional perpetrator into real-life victim

  • Imprint Grove Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Publication Date October 09, 2018
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-2845-4
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $26.00
  • Imprint Grove Hardcover
  • Publication Date October 09, 2018
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-4644-1
  • US List Price $0.00

Haven’t we all wanted to pretend everything’s perfectly fine? Jane Campbell avoids confrontation at any costs. Given the choice, she’ll always let her husband, Leon—a bestselling thriller writer—fight their battles. She’d prefer to focus on what appears to be going right: her two precious young children; her marriage, which is rocky at times but still loving; and while she may not be a published author herself, she has a fulfilling job as a creative writing teacher. Through Jane’s rose-tinted glasses, she opts to see life as sufficiently sweeter than any bump in the road.

But when Leon suffers a brutal attack in the driveway of their home, in front of their children, Jane has to finally face reality. Who would commit such a hateful offense in broad daylight? Leon has imagined his fair share of crime on the page, and now this unthinkable violence has landed on the Campbell family doorstep. With her husband in a coma, Jane must open her eyes to the problems in her life, as well as the secrets that have been kept from her. Although she might not like what she sees, if she’s committed to discovering who hurt her husband—and why—Jane needs to take matters into her own hands.

A surprising and gripping thriller of literary ambition and envy, from acclaimed novelist Paula Daly, Open Your Eyes exposes an ordinary suburban family to a shocking act of revenge that irreparably changes their lives.

Praise for Open Your Eyes

“An evenly paced thriller; Daly delivers just enough clues and twists, a little bit at a time, to keep the reader guessing . . . [Open Your Eyes is] A satisfyingly original thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews

“An electrifying plot that keeps you guessing to the last.”—Fiona Barton, author of The Widow

“[Open Your Eyes is] another gripping, heartbreaking read from a brilliant writer.”—Jill Mansell, author of You and Me, Always

 “Dark and delicious . . . Daly does it again!”—L. V. Hay, author of The Other Twin

“Effortless writing, brilliant storytelling, characters that you really root for (even the villains!) So cleverly done. Her books just get better and better.”—Susi Holliday, author of The Deaths of December

“Brilliant characters, fast paced and gripping.”—Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing

“Sharp and thoughtful . . .  Daly writes deftly about ordinary life; Open Your Eyes is a subtle and nuanced suspense novel that will best suit readers looking for a story made chilling by its plausibility . . . Open Your Eyes is tense, chilling reading material, and a breath of fresh air in the domestic thriller genre.”—Crime By The Book

Praise for The Trophy Child

“A terrific page turner.”—Guardian

“Intelligent and involving.”—Strand Magazine

“A mystery to entertain.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[An] absorbing domestic thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Mistake I Made

“Daly has a real gift.”—Booklist

“Thoroughly enjoyable.”—Guardian

“Daly heats things up fast . . . Hypnotic”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Keep Your Friends Close

“Page-turning.”—Daily Mail

“This nail-biter will leave readers breathless.”—Shelf Awareness

“Superbly sinister.”—Mystery Scene

Praise for Just What Kind of Mother Are You? 

“A distinctive voice.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] taut novel.”—O, The Oprah Magazine, one of Five Page Turners That Will Surprise You More Than Once

“Anything but predictable.”—Florida Times-Union

“Highly suspenseful . . . [it] will keep readers riveted.”—Booklist (starred review)