While You Were Sleeping: Review

Author: Katherine Croft

You wake up to find the man beside you is dead.
He is not your husband. This is not your bed.
What do you do?
 

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The story follows Tara Logan. A mother of two- children, who lives a quiet life in the suburbs with her husband Noah. However, one morning- after a night of drinking, she wakes up next to her neighbor Lee- who has been brutally murdered in the night. With no recollection of what happened or whether she had anything to do with it- this is a tense, psychological thriller, up in the leagues of Girl on the Train.

This is the first thriller that I’ve ever read from Katherine Croft and I’ve got say I was pretty impressed, considering I’ve read so many of these- it takes an awful lot for me to enjoy a thriller these days, without finding them irritating and predictable.

Although there are almost certainly some plot-holes that you will need to glaze over and take as a fiction-story, rather than an actual true-to-life thriller, there’s a lot about this book that is to be appreciated.

Croft certainly seems to have well-researched this book. The characters are well-developed and I really enjoyed her writing style. She’s fast-paced, eloquent- and although I didn’t adore the end result…

ultimately, I found it very entertaining, intense and I won’t lie- I didn’t really have a clue how it was going to end!

4/5

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