Blog Tour Review: While I Was Sleeping

Posted 24th August 2018 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: While I Was Sleeping

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: While I Was SleepingWhile I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins
Also by this author: Fractured, The Story of Us, Our Song
Published by Simon & Schuster UK Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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I don’t remember what happened or what has changed.

I can still hear your voices but you can’t seem to hear me.

I was about to be married and had everything to look forward to.

Now I have to find a way back – to you, to our family, to us.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book and for letting me take part in this tour. I am a huge fan of Dani’s work so when I saw on facebook that there was an opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for this book I immediately emailed S&S.

There is so so much I could say about the things I loved in this book but it would totally ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it. Dani built in layer after layer in this book and all you feel after you open each one is that you need to talk about it. So if you have read it or are currently reading it feel free to drop me a DM on any of my socials if you need to let it all out.

There were parts of this book that was actually very personal to me. I really don’t want to say why because it will seriously ruin the book but those bits got me good. It was actually very interesting seeing it from Ryan, Maddie and Chloe’s perspectives.

Have you ever read a book and taken on the mood of the character in the book? Well I did this a lot in this book. Dani’s writing is so emotive that I was not only taking in all the emotions I was projecting them all back out again.

When I finished the last chapter (before the epilogue) I had tears streaming down my face, when I turned the very last page of he epilogue all I wanted to do was sob. I grabbed my boyfriends’ hand and I was so grateful to have him there with his arms around me.

I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. While there were many, many tears there were also a lot of laughs. This book will take you on a roller-coaster of emotions and at the end you will feel completely and utterly broken but I cannot recommend reading this book enough. It is worth the pain and the anguish that it brings.

About Dani Atkins

Dani was born and brought up in Cockfosters, London, whose chief claim to fame is that it’s at the end of the Piccadilly Tube Line.

This served her well for commuting into the city, where from the age of 18 she worked in a succession of secretarial positions in companies as diverse as a BMW car dealership to the BBC. Dani spent her two hour commute avidly reading and dreamed that one day she would become an author herself.

When her two children grew up and left home, Dani set about turning this dream into reality and devoted her time to writing. She now lives in a rural Hertfordshire cottage with her husband, a crazy border collie dog and two geriatric cats.

FRACTURED is her first novel.


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