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If She Wakes


Erik Therme

About the book:-

Who do you trust when everyone is lying?

My name is Tess Parker.

Two days ago, I was in a car accident with my sister-in-law, Torrie. Before she slipped into a coma, she asked my husband and me to care for her four-month-old son, Levi.

Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Torrie’s estranged sister knocked on our door. But Torrie has no siblings . . . or so she said. She and my brother were only together a short time before he left, and Torrie has clearly been keeping secrets.

Today, another of Torrie’s “sisters” has come to town. Both say the other is lying about who they are.

Neither of them is telling the truth.

Both of them want Levi.

My Review:-

I did not realise when I started reading that this was the second book in a series, however, that in no way spoilt my enjoyment, but, I wish I had read the first one to get a handle on Tess and Josh and why they behave the way they do with each other.  It is obvious that there has been tremendous drama and sorrow in their marriage, which must be why they tiptoe around each other the way they do.  I found this irritating as well as the way Tess over thinks everything.  Having said that, bearing in mind what they have been through, it is scarily realistic and well written.  Normal marriages are not all sweetness and light and romance.  It also accounts for Tess’s paranoia when Torrie’s sister Jessie comes into their lives, closely followed by her other sister Mia.  Neither of these sisters has been mentioned by Torrie.  Why not? Is Tess right to be paranoid?  What are their motives? Is there anyone she can trust?  Somebody is lying, but, who?

This is a book that really drew me in from the first page to the last.  Thanks to Erik Therme’s skilful writing, I was living Tess’s uncertainty, her fear, her emotions.  The drama builds slowly to a cataclysmic climax and I am so glad the end left a way forward for a third book in the series.  I certainly intend reading the first.

About the author:-

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list to be notified of new releases and author giveaways:

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Buy Links:-

Amazon UK

Amazon US


Published by charliebeesbooks

My name is Charlie B and I have lived in the South of France for over 30 years with my husband Phil. At present we share our house with 6 cats (all rescue), our parrot Arthur (she's a girl) and our tank of tropical fish. I have always loved reading and belong to a writing group and a book club. So that I wouldn't feel so guilty sitting around and reading all day I decided to set up a book blog.

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