By: Allyssa Johnson/Co-Editor in Chief
Closer Than You Think tells the story of Bryce Davidson, a psychologist struggling to maintain normalcy in his life with newfound problems.
Bryce’s life seems to be in shambles. His wife doesn’t want to reconcile their marriage after being separated. He has a haunting past that continues to terrorize him. Work is proving to be tougher than usual. Now to make things worse, he has a stalker. The stalker seems to know Bryce’s every move, even before Bryce knows he will make it. With his trusty sidekick, his Bassett Hound named Max at his side he tries to piece his life back together and solve his stalking problem. Will he figure it out? Will he survive?
I would rate this 2 out of 5 stars. The amount of detail that Lee Maguire puts into this work is magnificent. You can picture everything he describes vividly. Sadly, the book falls short in the plot. As a thriller, it should prove to be at least somewhat thrilling. When reading a thriller, I look for something in the book that will send shivers down my spine due to being enthralled with the thrilling aspects that have me on the edge of my seat. I believe there is too much back story, and too many insignificant details that cloud the thrilling part. A book should hook you in the first chapters, and this book seems to drag on making you not want to keep reading.
Allyssa Johnson is a 12th grade, third year journalism student. She walks to the beat of her own drum, usually in her fish slippers. You can find her reading, spouting sarcasm, or watching low rated movies. Her future goals are a secret that no one needs to know about.