Wednesday, October 6, 2021

New Release! Sleepless by Romy Hausmann ~ My Thoughts #Sleepless #NetGalley

Sleepless by Romy Hausmann
Mystery, Thriller, 336 pages
Publication date, October 19, 2021 by Flatiron Books

Dark secrets past and present collide in Sleepless, a haunting novel of guilt and retribution from Romy Hausmann, the international best-selling author of Dear Child.

It's been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she's wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven - free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja's boss - kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can't seem to refuse.

The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. but their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer.

My thoughts about Sleepless ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"My angel, I've written you dozens of letters and, now more than ever, regret never having sent a single one of them. I ought to have done, Definitely."

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It was confusing and seemed to be all over the place. Was that the writers intent? I imagine so. But it was sometimes hard to follow and understand what was going on and which characters did what and how they were connected. Some of the story takes place in the past, some in the present so there was that back and forth going on. Eventually, that all comes together and gave me a better understanding of the whole story. 

The story itself was good—exciting and suspenseful, it was just a little cumbersome to get to the end of it all. I loved Romy' debut novel Dear Child and was excited to see what she wrote next. Sleepless is a good second novel and I can't wait to see what comes next from this amazing author. 

I received an ARC of Sleepless via NetGalley and the publisher. This is my honest opinion.

About the author

Romy Hausmann was born in the former GDR in 1981. At the age of twenty-four she became chief editor at a film production company in Munich. Since the birth of her son, Romy has been working as a freelancer in TV. Dear Child is her thriller debut, and her second mind-bending thriller Sleepless publishes in 2021. She lives with her family in a remote house in the woods near Stuttgart. ~ Goodreads

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