A pitch-black psychological thriller for fans of Before I Let You In by Jenny Blackhurst and The Lie by C.L. Taylor.
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.
So compulsive you can't stop reading.
So chilling you won't stop talking about it.
Don't Wake Up is a dark, gripping psychological thriller with a horrifying premise and a stinging twist . . .
At the start of British author Lawler's intense first novel, doctor Alex Taylor wakes up on an operating table, disoriented and constrained, and a man dressed as a doctor describes how he's going to torture her. The last thing Alex remembers is leaving her shift at the hospital in suburban England, where she's employed, and walking through the car park to meet her boyfriend, Patrick. When she comes to again, Alex is in her own department at the hospital, and, though she keeps explaining what's happened to her, the story is too outlandish for anyone to believe. Her status as one of the hospital's top doctors and her relationship with Patrick both begin to crumble, and she has to wonder whether she's having a breakdown after all. But a breakdown doesn't explain why people around her keep getting hurt. Lawler creates a diverse cast of characters and toggles between them seamlessly to create an exciting narrative, from the police chief inexplicably drawn to help Alex to the officer determined to lock her up. Readers will look forward to her next psychological thriller.
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After taking a break from my typical romance novel, this was my first sociological thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed it. However I did feel as though it dragged on a fair bit throughout the middle and I only really got hooked at the end.
Don,t Wake Up
Really enjoyed from beginning to end.
Title quite unassuming for such a good read !!
Haven’t been able to find a book that grabbed my attention for a long time but this book is First class, brilliant plot and characters, both medical and police.
Well written, kept me guessing who the villain was until revealed towards end of the story. Will preorder the next book, due end of January 2019. Congratulations and well done Liz.