Book reviews, Books

Day 12 – I Read – While You Sleep

Hi everyone! So you know, I’m writing this whilst half asleep, so if something doesn’t make sense, just go with it. I’m not sure how this is different from my usual posts, but hey. Let’s just go with it. I finished another book today, which means I’m 4/40 on my Goodreads challenge.

While You Sleep

by Stephanie Merritt

Blurb: A pacy, chilling psychological thriller, set to reinvent the genre.

It begins, they say, with a woman screaming…

On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace.

For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: night-time intrusions; unknown voices; a constant sense of being watched.

The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all-too-real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

What I thought: I loved it! I found it absolutely terrifying, especially when I was reading it in bed before sleep. In fact, I think it’s the first book that’s ever made me scream out loud (I mean one of those from the top of my lungs screams), when a really spooky bit in the book coincided with my husband suddenly making a loud noise.

If you like truly scary psychological thrillers with a hint of ghosts and mythology, I’d definitely recommend this book.

Expected publication: 8th of March 2018

Genres: Psychological thriller, adult fiction

My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher HarperCollins for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

This book was really something else. If you’re not scared too easily you may not find it as eerie and thrilling as I did, but for me it was quite an experience.

I hope I’ll have more time to read soon so I can get through the huge pile of books that are waiting for me to read them.

Let me know what you’ve read recently and what you’re excited to read this month/year!

See you tomorrow!


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