Disclosure. This post is a review of an ebook I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book If She Wakes by Erik Therme to review. You may find out more about the author on his website.
Here is the book blurb.
Who do you trust when everyone is lying?
My name is Tess Parker.
Two days ago, I was in a car accident with my sister-in-law, Torrie. Before she slipped into a coma, she asked my husband and me to care for her four-month-old son, Levi.
Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Torrie’s estranged sister knocked on our door. But Torrie has no siblings . . . or so she said. She and my brother were only together a short time before he left, and Torrie has clearly been keeping secrets.
Today, another of Torrie’s “sisters” has come to town. Both say the other is lying about who they are.
Neither of them is telling the truth.
Both of them want Levi.
If She Wakes is the sequel to If She Dies which I reviewed last year.
The story begins with a prologue to link the two stories together followed by a car accident in chapter 1. Tess just has superficial injuries but her sister-in-law Torrie suffers a head injury and is kept in the hospital over night. Meanwhile Tess and husband Josh look after 4-month old Levi for Torrie.
But when she pops round to Torrie’s house to collect nappies etc for Levi, a visitor arrives, Jessie, who claims to be Torrie’s sister. Tess is surprised as Torrie had previously said she had no family, but she recognises the name Jessie. Last night after the accident Torrie had been upset by a voicemail and had been talking incoherently including mentioning the name Jessie.
Back at the hospital, Torrie has slipped into a coma. And Jessie wants to meet Levi.
Things get even more complicated the next day when Tess gets a phone call from Mia, another sister, who warns her about Jessie. And then Jessie says the same about Mia.
Who should Tess believe? Is Levi safe? Will Torrie recover? And other strange things are happening too. Where is this heading? Things are not as they seem.
If She Wakes is available on Amazon in paperback, hardback, audiobook and kindle format. A suspenseful read, with twists and turns.