Friday, May 5, 2017

Review: While You Were Sleeping

Title While You Were Sleeping
By Kathryn Croft
Genre Adult Suspense
Rating  ⭐

Tara Logan's life may not be perfect. Her husband and her are on rocky ground since his affair and her teenage daughter is a handful. Still, life is mostly calm and quiet. That is until Tara wakes up in her neighbor's bed and discovers he's been stabbed. She has no memory of how she got there. Terrified, she chooses to keep quiet. With an investigation getting closer and closer she may have to tell what she knows.

First Sentence
I lie in bed and watch Noah pack.

Ugh! I seriously need to check out a books publishing info before reading it? Will I ever learn? This one wasn't self published; I believe a small publishing house published it and I didn't notice any typos but, damn, the writing was mediocre at best and the story had me rolling my on every page.

I got more than half way through before I started skimming. Usually if I don't officially finish a book (meaning I read every last word) I don't rate a book and mark it as DNF but I read most of this book and skimmed the last 100 pages or so, so I'm calling it read. And I'm reviewing it to warn you to stay away.

First of all if the MC knew she didn't kill her neighbor then rather than stay quiet she should have spoken up. There was no real reason for her silence. I won't go on with everything else that was completely unbelievable because I don't want to waste my time.  If you don't heed my warning and read it anyway, I don't want to ruin it for you but, seriously, don't read this pathetic book.

Should you read it? 
Were you not listening? Don't read it!


  1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Oh, Jenny, I love you! I've seen this one around the blogosphere and wondered if it was any good. Now I know :)

  2. I love your "hate" reviews. They're so funny to read. I just love how honest you are.

  3. I agree with Jenni Elyse...your "hate" reviews are hilarious. They always make me laugh. And I will definitely be staying away from this one! :D

  4. I love reading your negative reviews! I don't even follow any book bloggers, but I follow you because you're willing to be honest and just express your frustration if you have it. And, you always manage to infuse it with some humor. ;)

  5. As much as I love a good thriller, I have zero tolerance for poorly written ones. I actually got a little excite for a minute when I saw the book title, because While You Were Sleeping is one of my favorite rom/com holiday movies. :) But I think I'll skip reading this one!

  6. This is good to know since I was pondering getting this one. I've been on a psychological thriller kick lately and this one had me curious. Maybe I'll just give this one a pass. :)

  7. I can't believe you stick with these books. I wouldn't even skim.