She Lies Close

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“Somewhere between OZARK and SHARP OBJECTS, there is Sharon Doering’s CONFESS TO ME. Get settled in for a long night of reading, because you won’t put this one down.”

– SAMANTHA DOWNING, , International bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

“Brilliant, vicious and wildly compulsive, CONFESS TO ME is a masterpiece of a thriller. You don’t devour this book — it devours you.”

– PJ VERNON,, author of Bath Haus

“Doering’s wordsmithing is the absolute gold standard.”


“Sharon Doering arrives on the mystery scene with an explosive, darkly comedic thriller that belongs on every to read list. Scrupulously plotted with one of the most memorable protagonists I’ve read, SHE LIES CLOSE is a live wire of a debut.” MARY KUBICA, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.

“I am gasping for breath–what a terrific book. SHE LIES CLOSE is a masterclass in voice, a psychological tour de force, and one of the most original stories I’ve ever read.  Doering’s talent leads the reader on a page-turning non-stop obsessive journey–but also skillfully weaves in true emotion and laugh out dark loud humor. Do not miss this!”HANK PHILLIPPI RYANUSA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie

“SHE LIES CLOSE is a chilling twister of a thriller following embattled single mother Grace’s descent into paranoia and obsession. Dream and reality blur in Doering’s smart, compelling, and darkly funny portrait of a woman struggling to keep hold of her sanity, her family, and willing to do anything it takes to protect her children from the predator lurking on the edges of their lives. A remarkable debut.” LISA UNGER, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Inside

“This book should come with a warning: Contents are much darker and more shocking than they first appear. Every curve, every twist takes you further down the rabbit hole. Sharon Doering has written a crackling debut that should be on your 2020 list!” SAMANTHA DOWNING, Sunday Times, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

“Dark, searing, and raw, She Lies Close by Sharon Doering is one of the most disturbing thrillers I’ve ever read, and I loved it. Doering puts a mother’s worst fears on the page, through the voice of a character unraveling so vividly that her terror and panic become your own. A no-holds-barred debut that builds tension and suspicion with every chapter, culminating in an ending that will shake you to your core.” SAMANTHA M. BAILEY, #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge

“She Lies Close grabbed me from the first page and wouldn’t let go. A fast-paced, taut, psychological mind-bender, that hits all the right notes. Sharon Doering has crafted a truly impressive debut that’s guaranteed to make her a writer to read for years to come.” DJ PALMER, USA Today bestselling author of Saving Meghan and The New Husband

“Doering’s She Lies Close is a psychological thriller unlike any you’ve read before. A perfect mixture of chilling suspense and twisting family secrets that will keep you alternating between rooting for Grace and worrying about her sanity. She Lies Close is an astonishing debut and Doering an amazing new voice in suspense fiction.” JAMIE FREVELETTI, Internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the Emma Caldridge series and author of Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal and The Geneva Strategy

She Lies Close is an emotionally charged domestic thriller, packed with chills, and an unexpected ending that readers won’t see coming. Sharon Doering’s fast-paced, tension-filled debut makes her a writer to watch.” JOANNA SCHAUFFHAUSEN, author of The Vanishing Season

“A beautifully written debut thriller about a mother who will do anything to protect her children – vivid storytelling at a breathtaking pace.” ALICE BLANCHARD, author of A Breath After Drowning

“SHE LIES CLOSE is a terrifying yet deeply affecting exploration of how far a mother will go to protect her children in the face of evil. Doering’s fascinating and unforgettable characters surprise at every twist and turn.” — SOPHIE LITTLEFIELD, National Bestselling Author

“A crackling debut that should be on your 2020 list!”

– SAMANTHA DOWNING,, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It

“Vivid storytelling at a breathtaking pace.”

– ALICE BLANCHARD,, author of A Breath After Drowning

“Dark, searing, and raw.”

– SAMANTHA M. BAILEY,, author of Woman on the Edge