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 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
“Daly heats things up fast . . . Hypnotic”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Keep Your Friends Close
“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)