Don’t Wake Up – Liz Lawler

October was full of new releases!

Thanks to Netgalley and Bonnier Zaffre for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.

DON’T WAKE UP by Liz Lawler (released October 3rd, 2017)


My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!

Reading the brief synopsis online instantly drew me to this book. DON’T WAKE UP by Liz Lawler is definitely a medical thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Once I started I had to keep going to find out what happened to Alex.

Dr. Alex Taylor wakes up and finds herself strapped to an operating table. She has no memory as to how she got there or why she would be in an operating room. There is a man standing over her – he isn’t a doctor and he is asking her one impossible question. When she awakens next she is in the hospital with her colleagues. They found her knocked out in the parking lot – completely unharmed.

No one, not her colleagues, friends, or family, will believe her story. They are insistent that it’s all in her head to the point where she begins to wonder if she’s losing her mind.

Soon, a pregnant nurse goes missing. She is later found and when she arrives at the hospital, she is no longer pregnant, but her story stick with Alex. She knows that this woman has to be related to what happened to her – is it the same man that tormented her? More bodies are turning up, and all of them have a connection to Alex. Is this a coincidence or Alex the one killing?

This was a fantastic debut! It kept me guessing and turning the pages. Things got nuts towards the end of the novel. This had all the elements we’ve come to love and expect in the thriller genre – I’ve read a few slower burns lately, so this is just what I needed to jump back into the thrillers! This definitely gives you that unsettling and discomfort at the beginning of the novel. What happened to her? Who is this guy? Why does no one believe her? So many questions to start out and they slowly get answered as you go.

Overall, if you want a great psychological and medical thriller from a debut author, then you need to pick up DON’T WAKE UP by Liz Lawler. This was a fast read and you’ll want to make sure you sit down with plenty of time, because you won’t want to stop.


What were some other medical thrillers you enjoyed?


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