Top critical review
A hypnotic and disturbing novel
on 31 January 2006
Amanda and Edward appear to be a happy and stable couple with a good social situation.
But soon Amanda's mental equipoise is put to the strain and it is the beginning of her slow decline. It all begins with the sound of tapping she seems to hear more and more frequently, only when Edward is present. Then she is harassed by nightmares and soon she shows signs of severe kleptomania and her perception of time becomes confused. She cannot say for sure if she is speaking or if it is her inner "Naamah". Inevitably her psychotic behaviour is bound to lead to crime...
A swift and rather stylish narrative about the loss of sanity. "Don't read it alone" advises The Times. Well, most readers will safely survive even if they read "Come Closer" alone!