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Little, Brown (2019-05)
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English
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Crime & mystery fiction
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IF SHE WAKES

by Koryta, Michael

New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, the "master" (Stephen King) of American thriller writing, returns with an electrifying new novel about two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer.

Michael Koryta is one of America's finest and best-loved writers of mysteries and thrillers, hailed by writers from Lee Child ("outstanding") to Michael Connelly ("the best of the best") to Dean Koontz ("a must-read").

If She Wakes is the story of Tara Beckley, a college senior assigned to chaperone a visiting engineer to a conference. On the road, she is the victim of a brutal accident that kills the engineer but leaves Tara in a vegetative state - or, at least, so her doctors think. Really, she is the prisoner of locked-in syndrome, fully alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she discovers that someone powerful wants her dead - but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them?

Meanwhile, Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is assigned to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby has returned to Maine after a disaster in Hollywood left a beloved actor dead and her own reputation - and nerves - shattered. She has nothing left to give to the case, but she can tell there's more to the accident than meets the eye. When she starts asking questions, things spin out of control fast, leaving her boss murdered, Abby on the run, and an enigmatic young hit man on her heels. His name is Dax Blackwell, and for him, killing isn't just the family business, but a master craft.

If She Wakes is a tension-filled thriller from one of the masters of the genre.


Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels, most recently, How It Happened. His previous novels - including Rise the Dark, Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold the River - were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, have been translated into 20 languages, and nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter.

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Kommentare

In If She Wakes (Little, Brown, May), Koryta looks inside the mind of a victim of locked-in syndrome who is a crucial witness to a murder...

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Quote: Publishers Weekly

Instantly gripping, with realistic action, a breath-snatching twist, and a few untied ends that hopefully signal a sequel.

Review: Booklist

Adept at creating Hitchcockian moments, Koryta keeps the suspense high throughout.

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Review: Publishers Weekly

UK: Hodder ; France: Calmann Levy

Quote: Little Brown

It's a measure of how good this book is that the chilling, masterfully sustained suspense is only one of its standout achievements. Koryta never brushes off anyone's death; he makes you feel for the victims. The relationship between Tara and her sibling is beautifully nuanced, full of revealing details going back to their childhood. Koryta has never been better than with this knuckle-biting thriller.

Review: Kirkus, starred review

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