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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for If He Wakes by Zoe Lea. I’ll be sharing a spotlight and my review today.


You can always trust your best friend… can’t you?

When Rachel discovers a Twitter message arranging a romantic liaison she assumes her husband is having an affair, and follows him. What she witnesses is so much worse: a hit and run using his car.

Meanwhile, Rachel’s friend and business partner Suzie is increasingly worried about her fiancé, who’s not been in touch for days. When Suzie learns of huge debts racked up in her name she fears he has run out on her, but then the threatening calls start and she thinks something terrible has happened.

Rachel and Suzie are both about to learn shocking things about the men they love, worse than they could ever imagine… Can their friendship survive?

‘A tense, pulse-quickening tale. If you read the first chapter, you can’t help but read the second. I flew through this perfect summer read of best friends in turmoil in one feverish session.’ Paula Daly

If He Wakes is published by Canelo and is available now!

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zoe lea

Zoe Lea lives in the Lake District with her husband, their two children, three dogs and peregrine falcons. She has previously worked as a teacher, photographer and freelance journalist and is a writer in the day and a reader by night. If He Wakes is her debut novel.

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My Review

I really enjoyed this thriller set in Chester in the UK. It had me flipping the pages of my Kindle App, desperate to know what the heck was going on with Rachel’s husband and Suzie’s fiancé.

I liked both Rachel and Suzie, although I did have my moments when I didn’t like them, or how they were reacting to their different circumstances. It definitely made me think of how I’d behave in similar circumstances!

This was a such twisty, turny book, with a fast plot, getting quite dark as it took several turns I wasn’t expecting at all. I did guess one of the reveals but I’m so glad I did, as I don’t think my emotions would have coped with another shocking twist!

I thoroughly recommend this if you enjoy thrillers involving dark family secrets and shocking discoveries!

Thanks to Canelo and NetGalley for my digital copy and to Ellie Pilcher for organising the blog tour.