Stay Awake by Megan Goldin @megangoldin @StMartinsPress @NetGalley #thriller #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview

Susanne’s Review:


When Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a cab, she is devoid of memory.  What she notices is that her hands are covered in black pen with messages such as “Wake Up” & “Stay Awake.” As she approaches her brownstone and tries to go inside, she realizes she doesn’t have her keys or her phone. It’s at that moment that she realizes that a stranger lives in her apartment and that nothing is as it seems. 

Then she finds the bloody knife in her coat pocket.

Across town, a man’s body is found. The evidence is scant. There is however a phrase inked backwards in blood on the window for all outside to see. 

Liv appears tied to the murder, though she has no memory of recent events, as every time she goes to sleep, she loses her memory.  While I’ve never heard of this type of amnesia, perhaps anything is possible. While I raised an eyebrow, or two, I went with it.

An enjoyable mystery / suspense that kept me intrigued throughout.

A buddy read with Kaceey!

Thanks to St. Martins Press via NetGalley for the arc.

Published on Goodreads and Twitte

Kaceey’s Review:

Liv Reese awakens in the back of a cab with no memory of how she got there.  Glancing down at her arms, she’s more confused than ever. They are covered in writing… with several prominent words, including

Stay awake! And Wake Up!

Meanwhile, the police are mid-discovery of a man’s body in a rental, with the same simple words scrawled on the window…WAKE UP!

Now come on, We all know that cant be a coincidence!😉

Wow! This was quite the thrill ride!

Poor Liv, every time she goes to sleep she loses her memories from the previous 2 years. (And who wouldn’t like to forget the last two years?!) Now it’s crucial she put the pieces together once again. Who to trust? Why does she feel her life is in danger?

I’ve read similar premises in past reads. But thanks to some serious creativity it still felt fresh and terrifying! I sped through this at breakneck speed, high on the thrill as was Liv on her caffeine. 

Though there were a few things not quite adding up for me, in the end I still absolutely loved this one and highly recommend it! Thriller fans, don’t miss out on this little gem!

A fast and furious buddy read with Susanne that we both really enjoyed!

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press.

8 thoughts on “Stay Awake by Megan Goldin @megangoldin @StMartinsPress @NetGalley #thriller #fiction #bookblogger #bookreview

  1. This definitely has an unbelievable premise, but I guess that’s why it’s called fiction. I can just go with it if I know ahead of time and now I do. This sounds like a crazy ride, but I like Megan Goldin’s books, so will definitely read this one. Great reviews ladies.

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