WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by KATHRYN CROFT #BlogTour #newrelease #am reading @Bookouture @KatCroft

Firstly I wish to give huge thanks to Kim Nash for inviting me to be a part of this Blog Tour on behalf of Bookouture and Kathryn Croft. Loved it.


You wake up to find the man beside you is dead.
He is not your husband. This is not your bed.
What do you do?

Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer.

But her peace is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them.
And worse – he has been stabbed to death.

Convinced she didn’t kill Lee, Tara stays silent, fearing the truth will rip her family apart.

But as her daughter spirals out of control, and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara soon realises that someone in her life knows what really happened to Lee. She must get to the truth before they do.

Tara made a mistake … but will one night cost her everything?

A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

Will engross fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors, and The Girl on the Train.


Well to waken up in your best friend’s bed with her husband must make you feel like the pits, and you must think like it can’t get any worse but it usually does, and it did, because he has been murdered by your side. So now you must feel like you want it to all to  go away, so in a way it does, because now you have no knowledge of how you got there or who has done this.  You are in a nightmare that you can’t waken from because this has become your reality.

What an opening in a book. I knew straight away that for the next few hours I wouldn’t be doing anything else but trying to piece together what the heck had just happened here. I couldn’t warm to any of the characters, but in a good way, as they were all written so well. I got stuck in and it felt a little like Cluedo  to me where all the people were quite capable of this murder as they all had their own hidden agendas. It became a matter of who had finally snapped rather than why, so many red herrings that a fish monger could have taken early retirement but all making brilliant heart pounding and pulse racing reading.  The thing is you can’t dismiss anyone from being a suspect it just keeps you completely on your toes right the way to the end when you feel like stringing them up yourself. This novel does really make you think though because how far would you go to protect your family if they lie so much that you don’t know if you can believe them or not? Although I found it hard to bond with any of the characters I did have empathy for Tara as Kathryn Croft captured her frustration of not being able to remember events perfectly, especially the doubt she had about herself at times.

This is again a stand alone novel but don’t cheat yourself out of reading her other gripping novels too. This lady is a very talented writer that totally takes you with her into her books.


Kathryn Croft

Kathryn Croft is the bestselling author of The Girl With No Past, which spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon chart. Her other novels, Behind Closed Doors and The Stranger Within, and The Girl You Lost all reached number one in the psychological thriller charts.

Her fifth novel, While You Were Sleeping, will be published on 16th November 2016, and is now available for preorder on Amazon.

After six years teaching secondary school English, Kathryn now writes full time and has a publishing deal with Bookouture.

Having always been an avid reader, Kathryn believes in the power of words to entertain, teach and transform lives. She is also a firm believer in following your dreams and says anything is possible if you work hard enough and never give up!

Kathryn lives in Guildford, Surrey with her husband, baby son and two cats.


While You Were Sleeping: A gripping psychological thriller you just can't put down by [Croft, Kathryn]




5 thoughts on “WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by KATHRYN CROFT #BlogTour #newrelease #am reading @Bookouture @KatCroft

  1. Fab review and definitely on my TBR list. Love a book with loads of red herrings, that has you hooked as you try to fathom out what actually happened.


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