top of page

If She Wakes

Title: If She Wakes

Author: Michael Koryta

Release Date: May 14, 2019

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads – Amazon – B&N

Synopsis from Goodreads: Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation--and nerves--shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels.

My Review: This was a fascinating, tension filled book that kept me reading long past my bedtime. I loved all the characters, each was more clever than the last and though I’d never want to meet any of them, they were intriguing to read about! I loved the strength and sass of the characters. Reading about Locked-in syndrome was pretty terrifying though, imagining that was awful! Overall this was a great thriller and I look forward to reading more books by Koryta!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*

bottom of page