Are You Sleeping
'I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough . . . a terrific debut' - Jenny Blackhurst, author of Before I Let You In.
The only thing more dangerous than a lie . . . is the truth
Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape the tragic events of her dark past: after her father's murder, her mother ran away to join a cult, and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie's closest confidant, betrayed her. Now, Josie has a new life in new York with her boyfriend Caleb.
The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past – starting with her last name.
Then investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a hit podcast that reopens the case of her father’s murder and Josie’s carefully constructed world begins to unravel. Forced to return to her hometown she must confront the lies from her past – as well as those on which she has staked her future.
Are You Sleeping is a gripping debut psychological thriller from Kathleen Barber for fans of Serial, Disclaimer and Luckiest Girl Alive.
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Are You Sleeping will more than likely keep you up all night as this most compelling suspenseful novel unfolds. A classic whodunit gets a very clever modern treatment that left this reader’s heart racing right up to the last page.
Liz Nugent, author of Lying in Wait
I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough . . . a terrific debut
Jenny Blackhurst, author of Before I Let You In
Utterly compelling! This tense, clever, addictive book will have you reading well into the night.
Paula Daly - author of The Mistake I Made
An astute debut . . . turning our obsession with true crime inside out