2020 Books, Books, mystery, thriller

While You Slept – Review

One of my favorite I guess ice breaker questions is: “If you were going to rob someone but ONLY to inconvenience them, what would you do or take?”. My answer is ALWAYS move all of their furniture two inches to the left and then steal the batteries out of their remotes. This book SORT of had that feel to it.

𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙒 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

𝘛𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦: While You Slept 
𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳: R.J. Parker 
𝘎𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘦: Mystery, Thriller 
𝘈𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦: Today!  
𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬 #: 61/75⁠⁣⁠ 
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𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙥𝙨𝙞𝙨 (𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨): What would you do if you woke up in your home… but it wasn’t your home at all?

When a man wearing a picture mask of her daughter Maisie’s face stands tauntingly in her garden, Lily Russell does the smart thing and calls the police. When she and Maisie wake up the following morning in an exact replica of their home, held captive by that same man, the police are no longer an option.

Surrounded by the rooms and things that once provided comfort and now only promote fear, Lily and Maisie must fight to survive. Because when no one knows where you are, you are your only hope.

𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52534501-while-you-slept 

𝙍𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬: The concept of this book was very good! I was creeped out just from reading the synopsis – can you imagine waking up in a place that looks EXACTLY like yours and then realizing it’s not? Like the WORK someone had to put in to make their prison the EXACT same as their house was mind-blowing. I appreciated the small details like their cat and the same kind of tools in the drawer – it was all the same, but just a little off, similar to coming home and seeing your couch moved two inches to the left.

I also really liked the pace of this book. I was able to read it in one sitting because I felt like I was going to miss something if I put it down. It moved quickly, but not too quickly. Parker did a great job of making long periods of time for the characters pass quickly and didn’t try to draw those out with unnecessary details which I appreciated.

I did feel like while the plot had GREAT potential, it fell super short and felt too out there. The ending just left me saying, “what?” in complete confusion. The revealing of the initial kidnapper was a really good twist that I didn’t see coming, but from there, it just kind of went haywire and ended up falling incredibly flat. The ending we got needed some sort of lead up that wasn’t there, so it seemed to come out of nowhere and make no sense at all.

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 @𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘈𝘙𝘊 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸.

𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗡𝗼𝘄: Amazon
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