Too Close by Natalie Daniels

For fans of THE GIRLFRIEND and THE WIFE BETWEEN US, TOO CLOSE is a twisting tale of friendship and betrayal.

How close is too close?

Connie and Ness met in the park while their children played. As they talked, they realised they were neighbours. Perhaps it was only natural that they and their families would become entirely inseparable.

But when Ness’s marriage ends in a bitter divorce, she is suddenly at Connie’s house all the time. Connie doesn’t have a moment to herself, no time alone with her husband, not a second to chat to her kids.

It’s all too much. Something has to give.

Connie has woken up in a psychiatric hospital. They say she committed a terrible crime but she says she can’t remember a thing.


I was looking forward to reading this debut novel from Natalie Daniels as soon as I read the blurb.  Oh! I was fascinated! Too Close is a tense psychological family drama which had me gripped throughout.

Overall, I found the book to be quite dark and uncomfortable as the author weaves a shocker of a story that was very emotionally disturbing at times. It tells a story of friendship, betrayal, deceit and is a very tense read.

The scenes are very well written and you can imagine yourself there. The characters are very believable. I really felt for Connie and the situation she found herself in. The author has impressively developed each character incredibly well, and the similarities shown between Connie and Emma’s lives was fascinating. This is the feeling I love to get from a new author.

This story was magnificent and I just couldn’t put it down – one more twist, one more turn… I look forward to reading more from this new author. Brilliant debut!

Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK and Natalie Daniels for the opportunity to read and review this novel prior to publication.


  • TITLE: Too Close
  • AUTHOR: Natalie Daniels
  • PUBLISHER: Random House UK, Transworld Publishers Transworld Digital
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 24 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473563872
  • FORMAT: ebook


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