In the dead of night, madness lies…
Emma can’t sleep.
CHECK THE WINDOWS
It’s been like this since her big 4-0 started getting closer.
LOCK THE DOORS
Her mother stopped sleeping just before her 40th birthday too. She went mad and did the unthinkable because of it.
LOOK IN ON THE CHILDREN
Is that what’s happening to Emma?
WHY CAN’T SHE SLEEP?
Ooh this book was sooo good! That good that I started it and finished it in the same day.
Emma is a successful business woman, wife and mother. She is the main bread earner which was nice to see the roles swapped with the husband being the stay at home dad and the wife going out to work to pay the bills. When we meet Emma, her life is about to unravel out of control.
Whilst I may have the odd sleepless night, I can only imagine how bad insomnia must be. To grab at most the smallest amount of sleep each night, well I wouldn’t be able to function. In Emma we have an unreliable narrator as she struggles to know what is real and what is in her head due to the sudden lack of sleep at approaching her 40th birthday. The finger of doubt as to the strange things and sometimes dangerous actions going on in her life, had me pointing at everyone, even Emma herself!
Insomnia is a fabulously mess with your head type of read. The author will have you doubting and suspecting everyone! There are some wickedly good twists with secrets and lies in abundance which will keep you glued tightly to the pages. A superb psychological thriller that will keep you up well into the night!
My thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.