What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for your help? If it was snowing and she was freezing cold, but you were afraid and alone.
What would you do if you let her in, but couldn’t make her leave?
What if she told you terrible lies about someone you love, but the truth was even worse?
Don’t Stand So Close is a lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip. Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil) and Turkish translation rights have already been sold.
A tense, claustrophobic, and deeply unsettling novel’ Penny Hancock, Tideline, a Richard & Judy selection
‘An assured debut novel that will have you turning the pages to discover the truth’ Paula Daly, Just What Kind of Mother Are you?
‘Obsession, repression and delusion twists their tentacles throughout Luana Lewis’s riveting and remarkable debut’ Elizabeth Forbes, Nearest Thing to Crazy
The Don’t Stand So Close blog tour starts with an exclusive interview with the author Luana Lewis, a clinical psychologist:
‘I remember sitting in bed one night – the best ideas always seem to pop into my head just before I go to sleep – and I just saw this scene between these two people where a young girl was determined to seduce a much older man. I wrote the book around this idea, and played with the idea of the blurring the lines between fantasy and reality.’