Book Review: ‘Don’t Wake Up’ Is A Great Debut Novel From Liz Lawler

Don’t Wake Up is the debut thriller novel form Liz Lawler. It’s a suspenseful story that starts off strong and never lets up. With twists and turns right up to the climatic finale. It’s a page-turner you won’t want to put down.

Things have been going good for Dr. Alex Taylor lately. She’s a respected doctor, has a great boyfriend Patrick (who she will probably marry) and has a big date with him. She’s ready to go meet him when she suddenly wakes up and realizes something is wrong. She’s hooked to an IV and strapped to a table, her feet in stirrups and naked. A man is standing over her and telling her to stay quiet. She has no idea who he is. Then she is knocked out again.

She next awakes in the hospital and tells her tale of being taken and she assumes raped. There’s not evidence of her being raped or attack. Everything seems normal with her. She was found in the parking lot near some tree limbs that had fallen (a storm had taken place. She swears something happened to her but no one seems to believe her. Not Patrick, her friends or the cop Laura that is in charge of the case.

When another woman is brought in to the hospital she says something to Alex that makes her think it’s related to what happened to her. Again she has no proof and no one believes her. More strange things happen to her. She’s drinking or taking drugs to calm herself down, while still working. More murders take place and it looks like Alex is the guilty one.

One cop isn’t so sure and he starts investigating and can’t come up with anything that will clear her. Everything points to Alex and soon the police are looking for her. But someone has made a mistake and proof is found that Alex may not be guilty and rush is on to find her and save her before it’s too late.

Author Liz Lawler has written a great debut novel and is someone to keep an eye out for in the future! You can pick up the book in stores on Tuesday, February 5th from Harper Paperback Original.

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