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While You Were Sleeping Audiobook

While You Were Sleeping

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Publisher's Summary

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

Tara Logan adores her perfect little family: husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and 11-year-old Spencer. But her happiness is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee Jacobs' 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 flees home and stays silent, holding her breath as the investigation grips the neighbourhood. But as her daughter spirals out of control and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara starts to wonder if someone in her own life knows what really happened that night. And when the police turn their questions towards her, Tara realises she has to find out.

But what will it take to uncover the real story, and can she survive the truth? A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

©2016 Kathryn Croft (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A hell of a ride. By the time I reached the nail-biting conclusion I was a nervous wreck, the ending has left me speechless...one of my top reads of 2016. Five stars out of five from me. (I would rate it higher if I could)." (The Book Review Cafe)

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    Pam 23/03/2017
    Pam 23/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Arghhh terrible narration"

    Iv read several books by this author but I waded through 4 hrs of this narration and simply gave up.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 23/03/2017
    Amanda 23/03/2017
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    "Awful, slow, soulless and so far fetched."

    Don't waste your money on this one. its more like family drama than a psychological thriller. no thrills here, just a soulless book and another author trying to make money after a one hit wonder!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sandra gibson 27/03/2017
    sandra gibson 27/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed with the story"

    Disappointed with the story felt it was total unbelievable, not what I was expecting from the reviews this book had

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerard Scotland 26/03/2017
    Gerard Scotland 26/03/2017 Member Since 2013

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    "Very much a run of the mill domestic murder mystery"

    The real mystery of the story, how the murder was actually accomplished is never properly addressed. I won't spoil the plot by going into detail on this. It is quite a silly story told in a humdrum manner. Narration is basic but doesn't either add or detract from the overall effect.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    natasha 18/04/2017
    natasha 18/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"

    Didn't like the performances at all. Really ruined the overall enjoyment. Story just lacks something. Main character hypocritical and annoying at times. Possibly better to read than listen to

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    S. Strudwick UK 05/04/2017
    S. Strudwick UK 05/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    Loved this book from the beginning to the end. Listened almost non stop. Would recommend

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    Odwa Johannesburg, South Africa 04/04/2017
    Odwa Johannesburg, South Africa 04/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable whodunit"

    Always like a British murder mystery.

    Great performance! The pace of the story fluctuated so I found it slow at times.

    All in all it's a good listen.

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    SarahC1985 England 23/03/2017
    SarahC1985 England 23/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I certainly would. Really suspenseful, even though I did wonder if the twist was, what it was early on, and I turned out correct, it was still amazing the way Croft took us there, one minute you were certain of one thing, the next, not so. I could not put it down. Read it in one day straight. I will definitely be checking out her other work.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite Character? Hmm, that's a tricky one. To be honest, I think Mikey. I felt a bit sorry for him by the end, and I think Tara treated him a little harshly. Maybe he didn't go about things the right way, but I think he was more misguided than evil.


    Have you listened to any of Julie Maisey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but I certainly will be. I loved the way she read this. She's another one, like Cass, who can pull of a male voice, and actually get away with it. I loved the voice she did for Mikey, it was exactly how I could imagine him sounding. I thought Lee's voice was also very well done. I find most women narrators can't pull it off easily, but Maisey can, as can Cass. Awesome. I'll be keeping an eye out for more thrillers read by her.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I had up and down emotions. I was a bit angry with Tara at times, as already said, I felt sorry for Mikey, but I also didn't like the way she over protected Rose. I can understand why if she was younger, but she was 17 for goodness sake! I mean, wanting to meet her boyfriend before they approve? Too far, especially for a girl at her age. I was convinced the man we meet at dinner, (trying not to say too much as I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't yet read it,) was, who he was portrayed to be, and felt desperately sorry for him when it turned out he wasn't. I also felt sorry for Serina. There were times I really didn't like Tara all that much. She was sometimes too fast to, in Noah's words, "jump to conclusions," and was too quick to judge wrongly. Guy and Layla also made me angry, and I loved the way Maisey pulled Layla off. Just as I'd imagined her sounding. Not very nice.


    Any additional comments?

    If you haven't read this book, do so. I haven't looked at Croft's other titles yet, but I will do after this. As one of the critics said, a hell of a ride, but the twist didn't take me by surprise, as I had an idea early on, so had to find out if I was right! Sometimes, a twist in a thriller will do that, but I managed to guess this one. Enjoy it, and remember where you are before you drink too much..."

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Heather
    03/04/17
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    "Entertaining"

    Good story. Had me guessing nonstop. Can you really trust anyone... even yourself? Nice job narrating.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S.warner
    14/04/17
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    "Dragged on and boring finish"

    twist was mediocre and took forever to get to the point. I really didn't want to finish it but did so I wouldn't waste my spent credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Hasbrouck H. McCall
    Raleigh, NC United States
    09/04/17
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    "While you were sleeping"

    I started this book on Friday and finished it Saturday. It was fantastic! Truly gripping. I really didn't want it to end..

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Maryann
    29/03/17
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    "Unexpectedly Good"

    The story is told well and there are many twists and turns enough to throw you off the scent.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Stacy
    Big Bear City, CA, United States
    04/04/17
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    "A Lot Going On!"

    90% really good, 10% completely implausible. Good characters and interesting twists and turns with just a couple of twists too many. I rolled my eyes a few times at the end, but I enjoyed it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lizz Howe
    27/04/17
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    "Repetitive and unfocused"

    Not worth a credit-the story felt completely unfocused she tried putting too many sub plots in and it just got repetitive and muddled. The plot had promise but the author couldn't pull it off. Narrator did a great job

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    18/04/17
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    "She did it again!"

    Kathryn Croft is one of those authors that you buy whatever book they have written because you KNOW it will be good. This book made me question my Criminal Justice Degree. Lol I had my mind set on who I thought was the "bad guy" and I did not see that ending coming a mile away!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Danielle
    15/04/17
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    "Good but not her best."

    I love Kathryn Croft! This story did have a great twist but left me with so many questions. It's like she was trying to throw us off with so many details which is great but they didn't all come together at the end for me.

    Great performance!!! ❤️

    My favorite book so far by KC is "The Stranger Within". It's a must read(listen).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily L. Valencia
    29/03/17
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    "predictable and repetitive"

    This story was painfully predictable. The repeatitive nature of this book was very boring. it was hard to finish

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • lil' old me
    Milwaukee
    26/04/17
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    "Turns At Nearly Every Page"

    I got this almost immediately after reading her first book (The Girl With No Past). I'd say they each stood up well on their own, and Ms. Croft is already on her way to being a memorable thriller writer. I always love listening to British narrators,but this one was a bit whiny for me,distracting in parts. Overall though, absolutely worth the read!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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