on August 1, 2017
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The only thing more dangerous than a lie...is the truth.
Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case—and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.
Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation and with good reason. After her father's murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay.
The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.
When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a mega-hit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future.
Book Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
I have been on a psychological thriller kinda mood lately. This book was recommended by Annie B. Jones from From the Front Porch podcast and it did not disappoint.
Are you a Serial fan? This book follows the victims family that is followed through a Serial-like true crime podcast.
This book showcases the effect of having a popular podcast and how it affects the victim’s family. How the fans trying to uncover the details of the crime can open old wounds. It was an interesting read.
My feels: It’s best to go blind in this book as it is full of plot twists. One thing that this book left me feeling was to question my participation as I listen to true crime podcasts and how it can affect the victim’s family