Monday, April 20, 2020

The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen

I’m delighted to be participating in the blog tour for acclaimed author Mary Torjussen’s newest release, THE CLOSER YOU GET.

* Paperback: 368 pages
* Publisher: Berkley (April 21, 2020)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1984804588
* ISBN-13: 978-1984804587

They had the perfect plan to start a new life together...before it all went horribly wrong.

Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love—but they’re married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start a new life together. Ruby has wanted to leave her controlling husband for a while, so she tells him she’s leaving and waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up.
Suddenly, Ruby has lost everything. Harry won’t answer her calls, and she’s fired from her job. She finds a cheap apartment in a run-down part of town, all the while wondering what happened to Harry.
Just as Ruby thinks she’s hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen—someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night—and she is going to have to fight for her survival.

Mary is known for addictive psychological suspense. She shocked everyone with a jaw-dropping twist in her debut novel, Gone Without a Trace, that explored how far someone might go to find the love of their life who goes missing. In her follow up, The Girl I Used To Be, Mary delivered a compulsive page-turner that asked the question: how do you protect yourself from an enemy you can’t remember? And now, after already thrilling readers with two addictive stories, Mary is back with THE CLOSER YOU GET (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; April 21st), a twisted tale that will keep readers guessing at every turn.

Mary once again presents us with a unique premise that explores the core of human relationships. In THE CLOSER YOU GET, a man and woman both married to other people have an affair and devise the perfect plan to start a new life together before it all goes horribly wrong.

Toxic relationships are given a fresh take in this thriller centered on infidelity that’s a perfect fit for fans of Fiona Barton and David Bell. Mary’s enthralling story of blackmail, betrayal, and revenge will have readers anxiously racing through the pages, desperate to uncover the truth.

THE CLOSER YOU GET is also available in eBook and audio formats. Here’s an audio sample for your listening pleasure.

Thanks so much for stopping by. What do you think happened to Harry? Did he just get cold feet or did something bad happen to him?


  1. Just from the blurb this one is dancing on my buttons. I fear that very bad and probably fatal things happened to Harry.
    And of course now I am going to have to read it and find out.

  2. Sounds like a page-tuner, for sure! I'll check this one out.

  3. That's why people should never cheat. Horribly disrespectful to the spouse.

  4. Oh, that sounds suspenseful! And I really do like the premise; it's something the reader could really see happening. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  5. She probably didn't know Harry as well as she thought she did.

  6. Very compelling story line. That definitely makes you wonder what happened to Harry.


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