Post Script: The Shut Eye – Belinda Bauer

The Shut Eye

The Shut Eye

Belinda Bauer

Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593072875




Bauer’s great gift is her ability to surprise the reader’ Sunday Telegraph


Five footprints are the only sign that Daniel Buck was ever here.


And now they are all his mother has left.


Every day, Anna Buck guards the little prints in the cement. Polishing them to a shine. Keeping them safe. Spiralling towards insanity.


When a psychic offers hope, Anna grasps it. Who wouldn’t? Maybe he can tell her what happened to her son…


But is this man what he claims to be? Is he a visionary? A shut eye? Or a cruel fake, preying on the vulnerable?


Or is he something far, far worse?


My View: 

Brilliant.   Amazing.  Incredible.  Delightful.  Haunting.  Evocative.  Engaging.  Surprising.

Have you got the hint? I loved this book! Superb writing, wonderful complex narrative, a hint of dark humour, exceptionally moving characters… psychics, love, death and a mania of blue and circles I could feel and see myself!! This must be one of the most outstanding reads I have come across. The last thing I will say about this read is don’t just take my word for it – read this yourself – YOU MUST READ IT.




24 thoughts on “Post Script: The Shut Eye – Belinda Bauer

  1. I get the feeling you rather liked this, Carol? 😉 – In all seriousness, I’m quite glad you did. I think Bauer is really talented (Must spotlight one of her novels!), so I’m not surprised you enjoyed this one. Still, it’s very good to hear that you did.

  2. Haha! I’m guessing you liked this then?

    (You really should be able to make it blue – if you click on Edit at the bottom of your post, then select Visual at the top of the editor, then click on the last icon which is called Toggle Toolbar or something, you’ll then get an icon with a little selection of colours that you can use – the icon looks like a capital A with a dropdown box beside it…)

  3. Found this on NG Carol, so it’s on the list to read sooner rather than later based on your review! You have reviewed some great sounding books lately Carol, my list is growing again 😳

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