The Sleepwalker

The SleepwalkerThe Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
Published by Doubleday Books on January 10th 2017
Pages: 304
ISBN: 038553891X
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I received this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Annalee goes missing one night. Leaving behind a ripped piece of her sleep shirt behing. Annalee is a sleepwalker (who also engages in sleep sex) and she tends to only leave the house when her huband is not around. When she goes missing, searches comb the woods by her home but most fear she may have walked, or fallen, into the Gale river.

Lianna, her oldest daughter is questioned by a Gavin, a police officer. An officer who has a past with her Mother. A police officer who wants to get to know Lianna better. As her father returns and mourns his wife, her younger sister Paige begins to swim in the river that is believed to have taken her Mother’s life in search for clues.

As Lianna begins to question people close to her Mother she begins to learn more about her Mother, Her Mother’s sleepwalking and the nature of the relationship the police officer had with her. Family secrets come out as does the truth about Her Mother’s whereabouts.

What really happened the night her Mother left the house? Who can be trusted? Who knows the truth?

The premise of this book was very interesting. I found the story to just be Meh. I almost did not give it 3 stars. The reason for 3 stars – the reveal at the end. I really did not care for any of the characters.The twist/reveal at the end is what saved this book for me. I did not pick up on the clues. I’m sure other readers may have. I have read other books by this Author and enjoyed them so much more than this book.


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