Tuesday, February 21, 2017

"As You Lay Sleeping" by Katlyn Duncan

As You Lay Sleeping
by Katlyn Duncan

As You Lay Sleeping by Katlyn Duncan is currently on tour with Xpresso Book Tours. The tour stops here today for my review and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

I did it all for you ...
Cara’s boyfriend is dead.
When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.
As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.
But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think ...

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Praise for the Book
"Gripping. Thrilling. On the edge of your seat exciting. I absolutely loved it." ~ Red’s Midnight Readers
"I was completely glued from page one and didn’t want to put it down." ~ Artistic Bent
"If you want a book that will leave you guessing until almost the very end, this is the story for you ... A mind-bending thriller." ~ For the Love of Books

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
The story is told in the first person from the points-of-view of sixteen-year-old Cara and the mysterious and murderous E, who is searching for a girl called Sylvia. The search takes E to Chester Bay, Connecticut, where Cara lives. When Cara's boyfriend dies mysteriously, her world is turned upside down: she loses her best friends and her social standing; she's hounded by the detective in charge of the case; and someone from her past shows up unexpectedly and displays an unnatural interest in her. Should she be worried?
This is a tale of love and obsession and how far some people will go to protect their family. It's an interesting concept that doesn't quite gel. While the story kept my attention, the speech is stilted and unnatural, and the behavior of the characters is unrealistic. The author slowly builds the suspense and the creepiness factor, but the tension is soon lost. In addition, the climax is predictable and too easily resolved, while the ending leaves it open for a sequel. And the title? Sorry, I just don't get it.

About the Author
Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess, and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her ever since. Even though she works full time in the medical field, Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.
Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier, and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win some great prizes (open internationally).