Title: Are You Sleeping
Author: Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: August 2, 2017
Josie’s father, Charles, was murdered in their kitchen when she was fifteen-years-old. Her twin sister said that she saw their neighbour’s son, Warren, do it. His presumed motive was because his mother was having an affair with Charles. He was convicted and is now in prison. Josie’s mother joined a cult after her husband’s death. Josie’s sister, Lanie, became a drug addict and betrayed Josie. Poppy Purnell, an investigative journalist, has decided to look into the case at the request of Warren’s mom. Poppy puts out a podcast called Reconsidered. But when Josie’s mother dies suddenly, she has to return to her hometown. Josie is reunited with her sister after 10 years of separation. The girls have to face each other during this difficult time, and deal with the reopening of their father’s murder case.
I was hooked on this story from the beginning. There have been crimes and murders investigated in podcasts and TV shows recently, so it’s on trend. There were so many hooks and twists surrounding the murder that I couldn’t put the book down.
I thought I had figured out the mystery about halfway through but I was wrong. I’m always glad when the solution isn’t simple, but it makes sense.
I really enjoyed this book!