Monday, 24 January 2022

If She Wakes by Erik Therme (Harlow #2)


Two days ago, I was in a car accident with my sister-in-law, Torrie. Before she slipped into a coma, she asked my husband and me to care for her four-month-old son, Levi.

Yesterday, a woman claiming to be Torrie’s estranged sister knocked on our door. But Torrie has no siblings . . . or so she said. She and my brother were only together a short time before he left, and Torrie has clearly been keeping secrets.

Today, another of Torrie’s “sisters” has come to town. Both say the other is lying about who they are.

Neither of them is telling the truth. Both of them want Levi.


I didn’t realise this was a second book in the series and to be fair I think reading the first would have helped in getting background for some things that were being hinted at in this book. I feel that I have missed out on some important information which in turn has made this book a little harder to read so if you are going to read this book, make sure you read If She Dies first.

Back to the story. It’s well written and quite fast paced. Tess is in a car accident. She is driving home with her sister-in-law Torrie when a deer runs out in front of the car and she crashes the car. Torrie ends up in a coma and Tess and her husband John end up looking after Torrie’s baby Levi.

That’s when Jessie comes on the scene – the sister that Torrie said she didn’t have. She actually said she had no family, so when Jessie comes on the scene, Tess’s guard goes up and her suspicions growing, especially since just before Torrie passed out after the accident it was Jessie’s name she mentioned in fear.

Things start to go wrong and together with past nightmares still haunting Tess, life just gets that bit more difficult.

Great characters, a proper who-done-it and don’t-believe-anyone story. One person that really irritated me all through the book was husband John. I do feel like the character was somehow wasted. I also found the story procrastinated at times but it always picked up the pace again leaving an open ending ready for the next book.

Thank you to TBConFB and the author for access to this book.

Rating: 4/5

Available to pre-order from:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

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