June 19, 2022

Stay Awake Review

Stay Awake Review

Title: Stay Awake
Author: Megan Goldin
Style:  Psychological Thriller
Rating: 5/5

**Thank you NetGalley and St Martin's Press for the advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. Stay Awake publishes August 9th.

Liv Reese wakes up in a taxi and has no idea how she got there. When she reaches for her phone she finds a bloody knife in its place.  Her hands and arms are full of messages she's written to herself. One in particular reads "STAY AWAKE!" Two years ago she was living with her best friend, dating a new guy and had the job of her dreams.  Now she's lost and confused with the city looking nothing like she remembers.  When she sees a newscast announcing a murder with a message found a the scene similar to the ones written on her body; she's afraid she may have done something she doesn't remember. She begins to look for answers.

This is story is a story about memory and murder that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  What I loved most about this story was that it kept me guessing the entire time.  The dual timelines and multiple point of views were flawless, giving the reader just enough to want to keep reading. It reminded me a bit of 50 First Dates meets Memento.  I have read all of Megan Goldin's work and she just keeps getting better and better with each story she writes. You won't want to miss this one!