Book review: Don’t Wake Up

By Liz Lawler
Published by Bonnier Zaffre

Synopsis: Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor.

The choice he forces her to make 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.

How did this book end up in my hands? I won a copy of this book via The Pigeonhole app after sharing my feedback about the author’s second novel, I’ll Find You, on Twitter.

Was it a page-turner? Yes, which I was expecting based on the author’s other novel. This is a ‘one sitting’ kind of book!

Did the book meet my expectations? I had read a couple of reviews mentioning that Liz Lawler’s books shared some similarities (hospital setting, location, unreliable character…) so I was a little apprehensive but I shouldn’t have worried as the storylines are completely different and whatever familiarity I felt only made the experience more enjoyable.

Three words to describe it. Gripping. Chilling. Fast-paced.

Do I like the cover? I do, yes. It’s cold and sinister, matching the narrative very well. Plus, I can now see how the cover choice for I’ll Find You achieves a certain look that links both books.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I read and review Liz Lawler’s debut novel here.


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