Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

⭐⭐⭐☄(3.5 stars)

I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or the review itself.

Josie Burhman works very hard to make a new life separate from her family and her past with her sweet, loyal, humanitarian boyfriend Caleb. However, her past comes up to haunt her when she gets news of her mother’s death.

Trudging up the past becomes more complicated by a podcast called Reconsidered, completely dedicated to investigating your father’s murder and whether the imprisoned murderer actually committed the crime. Your sister Lanie was the sole eyewitness who named the murderer.

This book kept me hooked throughout and I found the juxtaposition between the podcast episodes and Josie’s narration effective. I give it a 3.5 because though it was fairly predictable, it was a fun ride.

I would recommend this to true crime enthusiasts and people who loved the Serial podcast. It makes you see a different perspective on how invasive investigative journalism can be.

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