If He Wakes by Zoe Lea
You can always trust your best friend… can’t you?
When Rachel discovers a Twitter message arranging a romantic liaison she assumes her husband is having an affair, and follows him. What she witnesses is so much worse: a hit and run using his car.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s friend and business partner Suzie is increasingly worried about her fiancé, who’s not been in touch for days. When Suzie learns of huge debts racked up in her name she fears he has run out on her, but then the threatening calls start and she thinks something terrible has happened.
Rachel and Suzie are both about to learn shocking things about the men they love, worse than they could ever imagine… Can their friendship survive?
Book Review by Tanya Kaanta
In the vein of books like Girl on a Train and Gone Girl, If He Wakes is a fast-paced suspense story that involves murder, interwoven relationships, deception, while asking the question, how far will you go to protect a loved one?
The story starts out with best friends, Rachel and Suzie, discussing a twitter message implicating Rachel’s husband. Is he cheating? To find out, Rachel follows her husband. What she finds sets off a series of events that aren’t always what they appear to be. Especially as Rachel witnesses an accident.
As the story unfolds, we learn about the twitter messages, the accident, and why Suzie can no longer reach her fiancé. We experience in real time, the thoughts and messages these two women experience as they try to unravel the mysteries in their lives. Rachel with her husband, and Suzie with her fiancé.
The book is a page-turner and one that can easily be digested in a sitting or two. And as things unfold, it becomes obvious what exactly is going on. Some readers may wish this wasn’t revealed as quickly as it is, while others may appreciate the follow-up of how Rachel and Suzie handle the truth of the matter, and how their lives become even more connected.
Overall, If He Wakes reads like a trip to your favorite diner. The food is satisfying and the service is quick. You’re not going to dress up in your finest nor do you expect to receive five-star food. But your experience is always one that leaves you content and fulfilled.
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