Stay Awake Book Review

Stay Awake

A Novel

By: Megan Goldin

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publish Date 9 August 2022

General Fiction (Adult)/ Mystery & Thrillers

100 Book ReviewsProfessional Reader

I would like to first thank both NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press forgiving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

Good Reads Synopsis:

Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That’s when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was living with her best friend, dating a new man, and thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, the same message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing as she tries to piece together the fragments of her life. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget―permanently.

Book Review:

I loved this book and gave it 5 stars. This is her second book I have read and need to read the one book I own but haven’t read yet. This book is totally different than her Escape Room book, which I also enjoyed.

In this book Liv wakes up in the back seat of a cab (I know it says so up above) with no idea why the weather is colder, and the leaves are no longer green. The last thing she remembers is a phone call she received at work and dashing out of the office.

As you continue reading the book the author takes you through out Liv’s life and what happened in the time she lost. You are also learning what she is going through and the confusion that she is trying to deal with.

There is a new detective who sees the clues leading towards her, but she isn’t convinced that Liv did it. She can’t explain why just a small feeling. This leads her into doing a more detail research into Liv’s past. What she discovers leads to more questions and more digging.

I like how the book gives you a timeline at the beginning of the chapter, so you know where she is taking you.

You are even given a clue at the beginning of the book who the real killer is, if you are a paying attention. I wasn’t really when I first started the book but realized it when the killer was revealed.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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