So Close Blog Tour and Review

So Close is a dangerous and sultry novel about lies, secrets, and the line between love and obsession. The perfect first entry of a two-book series, So Close drew me in and kept me reading, desperate to know what happened next. Domestic suspense at its sexiest.”

Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author 


by Sylvia Day



From the #1 USA Today bestselling author of the CrossfireÒ saga comes the beginning of a twisty tale of obsession and rage. In SO CLOSE [Rōnin House, March 28, 2023], author Sylvia Day takes her fans on a darker and more suspenseful journey than ever before. 

Widower Kane Black is still ruinously married to his late wife, Lily. Grief has hollowed him—until he sees a woman with his wife’s inimitable beauty in Manhattan. Kane takes her home to his towering penthouse, where reminders of Lily are everywhere. Aliyah, Kane’s mother, and Amy, his sister-in-law, are suspicious and distrustful of the new “Lily,” who wields dangerous control over Kane. As Aliyah fights viciously to stay on her family’s throne and Amy spirals deeper into the rage of a woman betrayed too many times, the formidable women in Kane’s life attempt to uncover each other’s secrets. But Kane is happier than he’s ever been and will do anything to stay that way.

The first novel in the thrilling Blacklist Duology, So Close is the propulsive and compelling story that Day’s die-hard fanbase has been waiting for. In this steamy psychosexual thriller, readers will experience Day’s trademark themes of survival and vulnerability on a never-before-seen level of emotional intensity and intrigue. Day’s prose are vividly descriptive and entirely unforgettable – readers of So Closewill want to return to the book again and again to re-experience its brilliantly intricate mysteries and scorching love story.

Maxine Hitchcock, Publishing Director of Michael Joseph (Penguin Random House UK), says, “Sylvia Day is an author who has captivated legions of fans across the world. So Close marks a triumphant return of a storyteller at the very height of her powers. In Lily, Aliyah and Amy, Sylvia has created an unholy trinity of women, linked by buried secrets, who circle a man who unquestionably accepts the return of his beloved long-lost wife. She takes us on a thrilling, atmospheric and emotionally intense journey which had me thirsting for the next installment. This is the start of an exciting new chapter for an author with an already glittering career.”

So Close is perfect for fans of Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive and Caroline Kepnes’s You series. This story is domestic suspense with gothic elements in the vein of Rebecca with a cast of strong female trauma survivors who are dangerously committed to never being vulnerable again.


Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels, including ten New York Times and thirteen USA Today bestsellers. Her work has been translated into forty-one languages. With over twenty million copies of her books in print, she is a #1 best seller in twenty-nine countries. Day served as the 22nd President of Romance Writers of America and presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Authors Guild and the Authors Guild Foundation.

Her work has been covered in TimeVarietyThe Hollywood ReporterPeople, the Wall Street JournalCosmopolitan, the Associated PressUSA Today, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. Her bestselling novel Afterburn / Aftershock was developed into a motion picture by Passionflix and released in November 2017. The documentary following her 2016 world tour, Beyond Words: Sylvia Day, was released in October 2018.

Bestselling titles in Sylvia’s canon include Bared to You, Reflected in You, Entwined with You, Captivated by You, One with You, Wish List, A Touch of Crimson, Eve of Darkness, Seven Years to Sin, and more. The sequel to So Close and the final chapter of the Blacklist Duology will be entitled Too Far.

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Advance reading copies of So Close are available for review upon request and for pre-order everywhere books are sold, including through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

My Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book was full of twists and turns every step of the way. Think you have it figured out? You’re wrong. They will show you how. I’m pretty sure this is going to make it on the big screen one day. I’m looking forward to the sequel that comes out in October. I’ll have a more detailed review posted later.


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