It might sound a familiar plot, woman wakes with no memory and is in the middle of a murder mystery, but it is much better than anything along similar lines that I have ever read.
To start the amnesia is not the common forgot everything type.
32 year old Liv Reece wakes up tipsy in the back of a taxi. When she gets home she finds it occupied by strangers. Catching herself in a mirror she realises she has long hair several shades darker than the short hair she thought she had.
On the back of her hand, her wrist, and up her arm are scribbles in pen.
Stay Awake, Remember to wake up, Don’t sleep, I forget everything when I sleep.
There’s also the address on a nightclub. People know her there but she doesn’t remember them.
As she starts to put things together she realises the last thing she remembered, taking a phone call at her work desk, was actually over 2 years ago.
Waking up on a park bench the next day her memory is gone again, all she remembers is everything that happened in her life up till the phone call at her desk.
A murder takes place and New York Detectives Halliday and Leville are assigned. A man with a stab to the heart and slashed feet lies naked on a bed. The words Wake Up! Written in blood on the inside of the window, backwards so the can be read correctly from the outside.
Liv sees this on the news and realises she must have had something to do with it. But why.
The story is brilliant, Liv’s fear and frustration as she tries to piece together her life, and work out if she killed somebody.
Halliday and Leville investigating a stranger murder with a suspect who appears to have fallen off the grid over two years ago.
The plot twists around will the Police Investigators find Liv, whilst Liv is going through psychological torture, and trying to stay any awake is only increasing her pain.
As both parties creep closer to the truth, and each other, it become a breathtaking ride of a story that you found myself deeply engaged by.
A great book by a new author to me.
Print Length: 353 pages. Publisher: Canelo. Publishing date U.K. 18th August 2022.