When the artist Marianne Glass falls to her death, everyone insists it was a tragic accident. Yet Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, suspects there is more to the story. Ever since she was young, Marianne had paralyzing vertigo. She would never have gone so close to the roof’s edge.
Marianne — and the whole Glass family — once meant everything to Rowan. For a teenage girl, motherless with a much-absent father, this lively, intellectual household represented a world of glamour and opportunity.
But since their estrangement, Rowan knows only what the papers reported about Marianne’s life: her swift ascent in the London art world, her much-scrutinized romance with her gallerist. If she wants to discover the truth about her death, Rowan needs to know more. Was Marianne in distress? In danger? And so she begins to seek clues — in Marianne’s latest work, her closest relationships, and her new friendship with an iconoclastic fellow artist.
But the deeper Rowan goes, the more sinister everything seems. And a secret in the past only she knows makes her worry about her own fate . . .
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse is a strange thriller. It lead me on a wild goose chase. The beginning made me curious. So, I dug in…and I felt disappointed. The plot dragged on and on. I couldn’t get into the story. A woman is seeking answers for a murder of a woman she knew. She comes back to investigate only there is where the book flips. The story I thought I knew turned into a darker tale. One that I was not expecting. It was not until I got closer to the ending that I finally liked the book. But the way it ended…left so much to cover. Murder, death, loss, and mystery all wrapped into one suspenseful journey. Overall, it was slow and different that what I thought it to be.