Review: Don’t Wake Up by Liz Lawler

Title: Don’t Wake Up
Author: Liz Lawler
Pages: 320
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Source: Free ARC from Bonnier Zaffre

Rating: 5 stars

Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Bonnier Zaffre via NetGalley. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.

Review: Shortly after Alex goes missing, she is found unconscious in the hospital parking lot where she works. She swears that someone kidnapped her, maybe even sexually assaulted her. How could something like this happen? How did the perpetrator pull it off? Who is it? And why doesn’t anyone believe her? Is it really possible that she is losing her mind? That it never happened? Why is no one on her side?

And then she finds a new victim, a new connection. She’s convinced something nefarious has happened to this woman and the same person is responsible for both of their attacks. But where is the proof? And what is the end goal?

I was hooked from the onset. The plot was brilliant. Wicked smart. The suspense built in parallel with Alex’s frustration, which was palpable. At every twist and turn, I wanted to shake the innards out of everyone who didn’t believe her. It was infuriating!

There is no question that I connected with and empathized with Alex. A smart, highly successful woman in a healthy relationship, and because of a trauma that occurred earlier in the year, she is deemed unbelievable. Meanwhile, her fear and anxiety builds while she’s trying to find answers and worrying about what might happen next. As a result of the attack, her relationships are deteriorating and she no longer has much of anyone to confide in. Her world is crashing in and she has to find a way to stop it before it’s too late.

All the love. Maybe the best thriller I’ve read all year. So. Damn. Good. Read this book.

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