Wide Awake Asleep
Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?
No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again. One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.
Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.
With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?
Where to start with this book? First of all apologies for my late posting of this review, but I just finished the book and to be honest I am still processing my feelings! This is such a great book, a time travel foray into the inner workings of childhood sorrows and the impact of these events on adult life. The mother and daughter relationship underpins the whole book and is gritty and very true to life, even being set in fantasy. I started off hating the very opinionated and mean spirited mother but by the end of the story my feelings were very different. I think that many of us feel that we didn’t know our own childhood story and feel the impact of our upbringing on our adult lives, and this book deals with that perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very refreshing.
5 stars from me!
Intriqued? You will be – I would definitely recommend this book – I shall leave you with a juicy author bio – see you soon!
Author Bio –
Louise Wise is a British writer and has been weaving stories all her life—and for many years, she was a ‘closet writer’ with a cupboard is full of ageing manuscripts depicting fantastical romantic adventures!
Most of her books have an element of romance, but tend to cross over into other genres, giving them a unique edge.
Her debut novel is the best-selling sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.
A PROPER CHARLIE is a romantic comedy written purely for the chick lit market, but then she decided to unite her love of all things supernatural with romance and OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE and WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP came along.
Her other works include SCRUFFY TRAINERS (a collection of short stories with a twist). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.
She loves hearing from her readers – the good, the bad and the ugly stuff they want to share!