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Publisher Description

You can always trust your best friend… can’t you?

When Rachel discovers a Twitter message arranging a romantic liaison she assumes her husband is having an affair, and follows him. What she witnesses is so much worse: a hit and run using his car.

Meanwhile, Rachel’s friend and business partner Suzie is increasingly worried about her fiancé, who’s not been in touch for days. When Suzie learns of huge debts racked up in her name she fears he has run out on her, but then the threatening calls start and she thinks something terrible has happened.

Rachel and Suzie are both about to learn shocking things about the men they love, worse than they could ever imagine… Can their friendship survive?

Praise for If He Wakes:

'A tense, pulse-quickening tale. If you read the first chapter, you can’t help but read the second. I flew through this perfect summer read of best friends in turmoil in one feverish session.' Paula Daly

'I loved this book. So well written. I found this book unputdownable!!' Reader review

Fan Flipping tastic thriller! I was completely hooked from page 1 and could not put this book down!’ 4* Reader review

What can I say about this book?!!!!it was so good. I read it in one day… I couldn't put it down.’ Reader review

Amazing book!!!!’ Reader review

I raced through this book in a desperate attempt to discover the answers which became darker and more horrific than I could imagine’ Reader review

'I really enjoyed this book from the off!… A real page turner with a twist that will keep you hooked.' Reader review

‘12 stars is possible… This was a brilliant debut novel that had be shocked, surprised, and dumbfounded page after page’ Reader review

‘It was a great storyline and I loved the way that it developed, it was fast flowing and I soon discovered that I was at the end. Well worth a read’ My Love of Reading

What a great debut novel and totally great main characters’ 4* Reader review

This book needs to be readBRMaycock Blog

Crime & Thrillers
30 April

Customer Reviews

Debenbell ,


I read this book in ten to twelve hour over two days, I have to say because I didn't want to put it down. I was hooked after the first chapter and each chapter gets better and better so you just have to read one more and one more (you will understand when you read it) It is a fast paced story with I promise you no boring bits. As a person who usually gets the ending to books and films part way through I have to confess I did not see this one coming, it was a shock and truly unexpected. The characters are realistic and believable, I began to feel their emotions as the story continued I did tear up a couple of times. All in all a great story that keeps you enthralled all the way. Can't wait for the next one

Livingwithaspringer ,

Good enough story

The storyline was good but a number of things ruined the book for me. It could have been a 4.5* rather than a 3*.

My main bugbear was the frequent bad grammar which acted like a series of slaps in the face to me.
The further through the book I got, the more aware I became that I was waiting for the next mistake as much as wanting to know what happened next.
We all make occasional mistakes but surely an author should be setting a good example to readers.

There were some adjectives without the -ly endings they needed to be the adverbs the were meant to be.

I lost count of the number of “was sat”s and “was stood”s when “was sitting” or “was standing” should have been used. (We would never say “I was ran along the road.”) I know this is creeping into speech these days and I wouldn’t be complaining if it had been used in speech but I think it only occurred once in a character’s words.

Surely, if a writer uses the wrong word, a proof reader or editor should point it out to them. Again, if it had happened in a character’s speech it would perhaps have been acceptable.
The author told us someone “lent” something off someone. No, they borrowed it.
She also had a character drinking from a glass “robbed” from a pub. No, the pub was robbed; the glass was stolen.

If you don’t care about my kind of gripes you’ll probably enjoy the book. The story was different and, otherwise, well told. I won’t read any more by this author as I don’t think my nerves will stand it!

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