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Close Call

ratings:
4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
344 pages
4 hours
Released:
Sep 8, 2016
ISBN:
9780738749624
Format:
Book

Description

Mistaking a killer's phone for her own, Sydney Ellison is drawn back to a past she thought she'd left behind for good

After living through the media shaming of a political sex scandal when she was in college, Sydney Ellison fears notoriety above all. So when she stumbles onto a plot to assassinate a senator, she resists contacting the police. Before she can make herself do the right thing, the assassin tracks her down and kills her fiancé. Now a murder suspect and a killer's target, Sydney reluctantly enlists the aid of her estranged sister, who betrayed her fifteen years earlier. Sydney must overcome her distrust and put all she has worked for on the line to stop the killer and his employer before more people die.

Praise:

Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2016 in Mystery

"DiSilverio's excellent plotting in her stand-alone thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats...A treat for Megan Abbott fans."—Library Journal(starred review)

"This stand-alone has a fast-moving plot that's so engrossing."—Kirkus Reviews

"Twisty, intriguing, and terrific! An engaging heroine with a heart-breakingly complicated secret, a bitter family feud, conspiracy in the nation's capital, and non-stop suspense. Fans of David Baldacci . . . will cheer this emotional and exciting thriller. Loved it!"—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Say No More

Released:
Sep 8, 2016
ISBN:
9780738749624
Format:
Book

About the author

Laura DiSilverio has been a Lefty Award finalist. She served as an Intelligence Officer for the Air Force and has won numerous military awards, including two Defense Meritorious Service Medals aned five Meritorious Service Medals. Her books include Swift Justice, Swift Edge and Swift Run. She lives with her family in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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  • (5/5)
    Close Call by Laura DiSilverio begins with something that could happen to any of us - Sydney Ellison picks up the wrong phone in a deli. She doesn’t realize her mistake until she gets a call on that phone talking about murder. Sydney’s first reaction is to just ignore the call; it must be a prank, right? And suddenly she is drawn back to a past she thought she’d left behind for good and that innocent mistake of picking up the wrong phone – and the possible confusion of the caller about her name – Sydney, Syd? – becomes much more than a mistake. Now it’s a cat-and-mouse chase with life and death stakes.Close Call is a thriller with many layers and unexpected twists and turns. The plot is solid, well-developed, and fast-paced. The story is rich in detail about all of the very compelling characters, making it impossible to simply like or dislike them or characterize any of them as good or evil. Sydney is stubborn, hardheaded, often impulsive. She thinks she’s moved on but she won’t let much of the past go. She’s also loyal and dedicated and brave, but that impulsive rush to action without thinking has serious consequences. She is responsible for much of the danger to those around her because she has a need to act. The story very effectively switches back and forth from Sydney’s point of view to that of the hitman, Paul. The suspense builds to an ending I didn’t see coming, although when I thought about it, all the clues were there. The locations are richly described. You feel are there, in danger along with Sydney or trying to plan your next move with Paul.I received an audio copy of Close Call from the author and have voluntarily left this review. The story is riveting, with more and more layers being revealed as each chapter unfolds, making it ideal for an audiobook. The narrator is skilled and easy to listen to. I didn’t want my daily walks to end. I highly recommend Close Call.
  • (5/5)
    When Sydney Ellison accidentally picks up the wrong phone, she learns of a plot to assassinate a senator. But before she brings the phone to the police, the killer has figured out the phone switch and, thinking Sydney is a man, murders her fiancé.Now a suspect in Jason’s murder, Sydney has become the killer’s next target. Can she overcome the notoriety of her past and her distrust of her sister, Reese? Can she convince the police that an assassin is responsible for Jason’s death or will she become the next victim?With its believable, engaging characters, a fast-paced plot filled with unexpected twists and turns, and enough intrigue to keep the pages turning, readers will find this captivating tale of family, betrayal, and conspiracy is truly unputdownable.Highly recommended.