Title:Don’t Close Your Eyes
Author: Christie Craig
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Page Count: 480
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
Don’t Close Your Eyes by Christie Craig is the first book in the romantic suspense Texas Justice series. This opening book of the Texas Justice series features Annie Lakes who finds herself seeking help from Mark Sutton.
Annie has grown up battling reoccurring nightmares that always seem to mean something that she just can’t quite remember. When her uncle passes away from her mother’s side of the family Annie reluctantly agrees to attend the funeral even though she barely knows any of those relatives. While at the funeral however Annie meets a cousin that sheds some light onto Annie’s nightmares and after all this time things begin coming back.
The memories flooding Annie don’t quite make sense but what she does know is that she needs to contact the police and have them look into a cousin that Annie barely remembers. Mark Sutton is the detective that Annie pleads her case to try to get answers to what happened all those years before. Mark may have only been moved to the cold case division as a punishment but he still seeks justice for those that need it.
Don’t Close Your Eyes had some interesting things going on in it as far as the mystery and suspense were concerned. You have old buried family secrets that come to the surface and an air of danger happening in the present. What I would have liked though is more to the romance side of things, instead it felt rushed into. Annie and Mark have barely been introduced before they end up “together” so I never felt connected to their relationship or invested in them as a couple and just waited for the answers to the mystery instead leaving me with a feeling of this was alright but could have been better.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Christie Craig is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-nine books. She is an Alabama native, a motivational speaker, and a writing teacher, who currently hangs her hat in Texas. When she’s not writing romance, she’s traveling, sipping wine, or penning bestselling young adult novels as C.C. Hunter.
Learn more at CCHunterBooks.com or http://www.christie-craig.com.