Thursday, February 17, 2022

Review: If She Wakes by Erik Therme

If She Wakes
by Erik Therme

Publisher: Thecker Books
Pages: 278
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Book two in a series and before I get into my review, I completely suggest starting at book one as there are some definite character developments that the reader needs from book one to this one.  And while I didn't love book one completely, spoiler alert - I loved this one!

The second book is back with Tess Parker and this book starts with her in a car with her sister in law and they are still dealing with the loss of Tess' brother and they get in a car accident and Tess and her husband must look after Torrie's son Levi and hope that she recovers.  Tess quickly realizes that she doesn't know much about her sister in law as her sister shows up and starts giving a version of Torrie that she isn't aware of and telling her things about their childhood that Tess just can't comprehend.  

I loved the twists and turns of the story.  I loved how Tess was learning about her sister in law, but from a possible unreliable source and the reader knew it the whole time.  I also liked Tess more in this story, I felt as though since the "drama" didn't completely involve her, I enjoyed reading through her eyes but she was also sort of an observer and the story was happening to her - hard to explain, but I liked her as a main character more in this book.  

I am intrigued to see if there is another book and where Tess could go from here.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 11 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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