🎉🎉🎉HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO R. J. PARKER 🎉🎉🎉 While You Slept is out today !!!
A big thank you to the author and One More Chapter for my advanced e-copy of While You Slept which I received through Netgalley. I also preordered a copy which appeared on my kindle this morning.
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.
What Did I Think?
So you wake up one morning in your bed but it’s not your bed and it’s not your house… what do you do? That’s right, ring the police… but your phone won’t ring out…. what a living nightmare!!!
Lily is a good person, who would take her and her young daughter in the middle of the night and hold them hostage in a replica house. Everything even down to the books on her bookshelves is identical… the only difference is there is no way out. But someone is watching them, taunting her. But why??! Is this her spiteful ex playing games? How far would this twisted individual go in this torment?
The mind games the captor plays are evil. Lily knows he can get to them at any time, he can ring her but she can’t ring him. He can deliver what they need, he can come and go whilst they’re asleep. That would seriously freak me out. This level of control is scary especially if you don’t know the why!!!
This is one seriously fast paced read. As I devoured two thirds of the book in an evening, I lost all track of the time of the story. How long had Lily and Maisie been kept captive? I really enjoyed Parker’s previous novel The Dinner Party but While You Slept grabbed me by the jugular and held me captive with Lily. If you like your tense psychological thrillers, I highly recommend you give While You Slept a read.
Who Is R. J. Parker?
R. J. Parker’s creative career began as a TV script writer, editor and producer. It was this background that fed into a series of cinematic, high-concept thrillers that grabs the reader from the very first page and doesn’t release them until the last. R. J. Parker now lives in Salisbury.