Those Empty Eyes by Charlie Donlea

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Those Empty Eyes

Summary: Fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay have a new must-read in this deviously clever, skillfully plotted suspense novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Girl Who was Taken, The Suicide House, and Twenty Years Later.

Alex Armstrong has changed everything about herself—her name, her appearance, her backstory. She’s no longer the terrified teenager a rapt audience saw on television, emerging in handcuffs from the quiet suburban home the night her family was massacred. That girl, Alexandra Quinlan, was accused of the killings, fought to clear her name, and later took the stand during her highly publicized defamation lawsuit that captured the attention of the nation.

It’s been ten years since, and Alex hasn’t stopped searching for answers about the night her family was killed, even as she continues to hide her real identity from true crime fanatics and grasping reporters still desperate to locate her. As a legal investigator, she works tirelessly to secure justice for others, too. People like Matthew Claymore, who’s under suspicion in the disappearance of his girlfriend, a student journalist named Laura McAllister.

Laura was about to break a major story about rape and cover-ups on her college campus. Alex believes Matthew is innocent, and unearths stunning revelations about the university’s faculty, fraternity members, and powerful parents willing to do anything to protect their children.

Most shocking of all—as Alex digs into Laura’s disappearance, she realizes there are unexpected connections to the murder of her own family. For as different as the crimes may seem, they each hinge on one sinister truth: no one is quite who they seem to be . .


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Having really enjoyed Summit Lake, Don’t Believe It, Twenty Years Later, and The Girl Who Was Taken, I was ready for Those Empty Eyes. Maybe too ready? I built it up in my head and while there are parts that are good and overall the story is readable- it just didn’t wow me like I had anticipated.


What I Liked:

I thought the cover was completely eye-catching!

The plot of the story. It sounded so AMAZING.

The ending. Thumbs up.


Bottom line: Was this a perfect book? No. Did I build it up too much in my head? Possibly. Will I read another Charlie Donlea book? ABSOLUTELY.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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