Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon

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Book Description:

You won’t be able to put it down.
Just remember to breathe.

Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she’s cut herself off from everything but her one true love – drink. Until she’s forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy.

Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She’s as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands.

Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma…

My Thoughts:

Try Not To Breathe is a novel that slowly drew me in until before I knew it I was well and truly hooked and couldn’t put it down.

The story alternates mainly between Alex, a medical journalist, Jacob, Amy’s childhood boyfriend and Amy, who has been in some sort of coma since being brutally attacked in her teens.

I really liked Alex. She is fighting her own battles after losing everything to alcohol. Coming across Amy gives Alex a new lease of live and something to aim for. Through her research, she teams up with Jacob to try and discover who the attacker is.

Jacob is genuinely a nice guy though I did find his character quite weak. He is keeping secrets from his nearest and dearest which is never a good thing. Meeting Alex though brings all his lies and fear to a head so that he has no other choice but to deal with them.

Even though Alex comes into Amy’s life to help her, I think by the end it is Amy that has unknowingly helped Alex the most. Alex’s visits to the hospital and sitting talking to Amy helps to form some sort of bond between the two women and I have to say by the end of the story It was really quite emotional to read.

Try Not To Breathe is a story that will keep you guessing until the end. Highly recommended.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Try No To breathe is available to purchase from Amazon.

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