Monday, June 2, 2014

Before I Wake - Book Review

Susan's 15 year old daughter Charlotte is in a coma after being hit by a bus. Susan's husband is sure it was just an accident but Susan isn't convinced. After reading Charlotte's journal and finding the cryptic line "This secret is killing me", Susan begins to believe that Charlotte was trying to commit suicide. Susan's search for the truth will bring back horrible memories from her own past and lead her to the brink of madness. But she is desperate to save her daughter and herself.

Before I Wake by C.L. Taylor is a fast-paced, intense thriller. Susan is a fascinating character and unreliable narrator. The traumas from her past expertly mingle with her present to create a woman who is vulnerable yet doggedly determined to find the truth.

There are scenes of disturbing abuse and violence as Susan remembers the years of abuse she suffered at the hands of a former boyfriend. Taylor is great at heightening the intensity and emotion at just the right moment. The novel is full of suspense and action and shows the psychology between the victim and the abuser.

Warning : The novel includes scenes of violence and sex and plenty of vulgar language.

Before I Wake by C.L. Taylor is published by Sourcebooks Landmark and will release on June 10, 2014.

**I received a complimentary copy of Before I Wake in exchange for my honest review. Opinions are my own. No additional compensation was received.**

1 comment:

Anita LeBeau said...

I haven't heard of this book. Thanks for the review. Sounds like something I'd like. Not another book. Oh no!! Ha ha