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  • While You Were Sleeping

  • Written by: Kathryn Croft
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (159 ratings)

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While You Were Sleeping

Written by: Kathryn Croft
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
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Publisher's Summary

You wake up to find the man beside you is dead. He is not your husband. This is not your bed.

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and 11-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee Jacobs' bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. And worse - he has been stabbed to death.

Convinced she didn't kill Lee, Tara flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood. But as her daughter spirals out of control and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara starts to wonder if someone in her own life knows what really happened that night. And when the police turn their questions towards her, Tara realises she has to find out.

But what will it take to uncover the real story, and can she survive the truth? A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

©2016 Kathryn Croft (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the critics say

"A hell of a ride. By the time I reached the nail-biting conclusion I was a nervous wreck, the ending has left me speechless...one of my top reads of 2016. Five stars out of five from me. (I would rate it higher if I could)." ( The Book Review Cafe)

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Disappointing book

I think this falls in the category of "grip lit". The characters are well described and brought to life, but the plot lines of every few pages there's a different suspect/motive leaves the reader not caring. Then the whole reason for what happened is delivered in the last 11 mins. I would not recommend this book to Audible readers.

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Average to below average story and delivery

An adequate story at best. Good enough to finish but meh at best overall. 2.5 out of 5

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Very boring story

If I could give it less than one star I would.
The plot was weak, writing had a lot of unnecessary descriptions and the main character extremely dull.

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A great story line with terrible characters

The story itself was great. Just when I thought I knew who did it, I'd learn something new that pointed to someone else. It had me guessing right to the end. Now let's talk characters. All the characters and relationships were dysfunctional. Liars, cheaters, stalkers, abusers...and that's the friends and family package. Waking up next to a dead body is story enough for me. #Audible1

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Just wow!

Loved this story. I love how personable the protagonist is and how i feel like im actually in their head. Great twist at the end too.

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Fun listen, implausible at times

Story grabbed my attention at first but lagged near the end - an ok read, but not great.

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Plot twists galore,

Listened to this on a solo road trip. I enjoyed the story although some of the meanderings were a bit off I still enjoyed the book. The narrator was engaging and easy to follow. I really enjoy this author.

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leaves you guessing

I truly enjoyed the many twists and lies and never expected the outcome., nor will you.

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Good Story Easy to listen to

The story was easy to follow and the narrator was nice to listen to. We quite enjoyed it. #Audible1

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did Emily lie or Noah?

nice and catchy story. almost everything nicely fell into place at the end except one thing. did Emily lie about seeing Noah? and why? that was a twist in the story that remained unexplained and did not seem to serve any purpose.

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