Author N.C. Marshall
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Nat and Jess were the closest of sisters and told each other everything…
When Jess dies in a sudden and tragic accident, Nat is left heartbroken by her sister’s untimely death. Haunted by a recurring dream, Nat suffers from endless restless nights. The dreams show vivid images of the events leading up to Jess’s final moments, on the night she passed away.
As the dreams start to progress, it soon becomes apparent that Jess’s death was more than just an accident and Nat is forced to delve into her sister’s past. She focuses on a year Jess spent travelling in Australia when she was younger, turning her attention to the places she visited and the people that she met there. Nat soon discovers that Jess held a secret, which she had kept hidden until the day she died. Could this secret be linked to her death?
As the past unravels and Nat is lead closer to the truth, she starts to wonder how many other secrets Jess had kept from her, and questions if she ever really knew her sister at all…
What did I think?
For N.C. Marshall’s debut novel I think she has done a brilliant job. Sleep Peacefully (although it took me a while to get me gripped) kept me guessing through to the end. From the beginning, you think it’s going to be a story about a family stricken with grief but Marshall has shocked me with how she managed to turn it in to a thriller and change direction completely within a few chapters.
This is a classic ‘whodunit’ with the potential for it to be one of many characters. Marshall really keeps you on your toes and Sleep Peacefully makes for a must-read.
My only criticism of this book is that it took a while for me to get truly stuck in to and I felt it didn’t quite flow as smoothly as it could have done. However, this is Marshall’s first book so I really believe that her writing can only get better as this is a brilliant debut novel.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?