Keep Him Close

Keep Him Close


Alice’s son is dead. Indigo’s son is accused of murder.

Indigo is determined to prove her beloved Kane is innocent. Searching for evidence, she is helped by a kind stranger who takes an interest in her situation. Little does she know that her new friend has her own agenda.

Alice can’t tell Indigo who she really is. She wants to understand why her son was killed – and she needs to make sure that Indigo’s efforts to free Kane don’t put her remaining family at risk. But how long will it take for Indigo to discover her identity? And what other secrets will come out as she digs deeper?

No one knows a son like his mother. But neither Alice nor Indigo know the whole truth about their boys, and what happened between them on that fateful night.

Keep Him Close is a dark domestic drama from an award-winning writer.

'This is domestic noir as it's meant to be done; riveting and beautifully written.' Jo Spain, author of The Confession

'A beautiful and heart-breaking story that I can't stop thinking about. Simply stunning.' Jo Jakeman, author of Safe House

'Powerfully written and packs a real emotional punch.' Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

Title:Keep Him Close
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    Keep Him Close Reviews

  • Peter

    PersistentKeep Him Close is a slow-burn psychological thriller which revolves around the death of a young man and two devastated mothers trying to understand what actually happened. The unfolding fami...

  • Ceecee

    Easy 5 stars from me! This is so good, it starts very dramatically and unfolds very naturally and organically, making the reader go through a whole range of emotions until reaching a really excellent ...

  • Paromjit

    I really enjoyed reading Emily Koch's fictional debut, If I Die Before I Wake, with its highly original premise and was keen to see what else she could come up with. Keep Him Close is a blend of dark ...

  • Amanda

    Alice has bought up her two sons Lou and Benny on her own. Her life is turned upside down when she is informed by the police that her son Lou has died in suspicious circumstances when out with his bro...

  • Pauline

    Alice is a single mum with two teenage sons. On a night out one of her sons is killed and Alice will do anything to find out how and why.Indigo is also a single mum with one teenage son. Her son is ch...

  • Lou

    Emily Koch’s sophomore offering is a highly original and deliciously dark domestic-based psychological thriller and it was every bit as addictive and absorbing as her debut, if not more so. It centr...

  • Louise Wilson

    Alice's son, Lou died and the police have charged Indigo's son, Kane with murder. Alice and Indigo are striving to find out the truth. They don't know if it was accidental death, suicide or murder. Th...

  • Louise Wilson

    Alice's son, Lou died and then police have charged Indigo's son, Kane with murder. A,ice and indigo are striving to find out the truth. They don't k ow if it was an accidental death, suicide or murder...

  • Jen

    Keep Him Close is the first book I have read by Emily Koch, but having devoured this quite quickly, I'm pretty certain it will not be the last. The book opens with a fairly typical interaction between...

  • Oscar

    The most unthrilling thriller I have read. I appreciate slow burn thrillers/mysteries but please at least make it worth it in the end. I just didn’t ‘vibed’ with this. Time for the next one!...