Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table.
The man who stands over her isn’t a doctor.
The offer he makes her is utterly unspeakable.
But when Alex re-awakens, she’s unharmed – and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by her colleagues, her family and her partner, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind.
And then she meets the next victim.
Book Rating: 8.5/10
Fast-paced, gritty, and disturbingly creepy!
Don’t Wake Up is a character-driven psychological thriller that highlights how fragile the mind truly is and how easily someone’s behaviour can be questioned, misinterpreted, manipulated, and used against them.
It is, ultimately, a story about jealousy, revenge, hatred, violence, and murder.
The characters are multilayered, vulnerable, and at times believably unreliable. The writing is well done. And the plot unfolds rapidly and has a nice balance of suspense, tension, suspects, and surprises.
Overall Don’t Wake Up is a compelling, well-written debut for Lawler that once started will keep you intrigued and entertained until the very end.
Thank you to NetGalley, especially Bonnier Zaffre – Twenty7 for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
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