How lovely is this weather we’re having in the UK at the moment? Today I’m going to review “While You Were Sleeping” by Kathryn Croft. I’ve reviewed a few of Crofts books before, as she’s on of my favourite mystery authors, so I already knew I’d like this book. You can find my other reviews here .
“Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes up one morning in her neighbour’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse – he has been stabbed to death. Convinced she didn’t kill Lee and scared of losing everything she cares about, Tara flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood. But as her daughter spirals out of control, and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara starts to wonder if someone in her life knows what really happened that night. When the police turn their questions towards her, Tara realises she has to find out. But what will it take to uncover the real story, and can she survive the truth?” (blurb taken from Amazon)
So the story starts off with Tara waking up naked in a strangers bed, which turns out to be her neighbours. He is lying beside her covered in blood, and clearly dead. The story then switches back 24 hours earlier, which shows the build up to that moment, then takes us back to the present with Tara trying to figure out what to do. The book covers a wide range of topics, including Tara’s relationship with her family, the secrets her daughter is hiding, and who to trust. We also see how Tara’s family and neighbours turn on her, as they find out she was the last one to see Lee alive. As always with Croft’s books, I really enjoyed this one, and I quite like how it raised the question of how much people really know their children. I’d really recommend this, and all of Kathryn Crofts books, if you enjoy thrillers. Now I’m going to enjoy what’s left of the sunshine, and I hope you all have a lovely week! Don’t forget to let me know what you’ve been reading recently.