If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch


4 JAN 2018 on Kindle and 11 JAN 2018 in Hardback


Book Blurb


Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen.

But Alex soon begins to suspect that the accident that put him here wasn’t really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger.

As he goes over a series of clues from his past, Alex must use his remaining senses to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him, and try to protect those he loves, before they decide to let him go.

A stunning edge-of-your-seat debut novel with an unforgettable narrator.


Took awhile to get into the crime fiction bit but it did and was interesting and unique in it’s telling. Also raised the interesting questions around people who are in a coma as you will find out when you read this book.

A man ends up in hospital, unable to communicate with those who visit him. Will he pull through? Will the family have to make difficult decisions?

What happened on that cliff face to have him end up in hospital? What happens when the police start further enquiries months after the original belief that it was an accident?

If you want to read a completely different take on a mystery, crime fiction story this one will be for you.

Rating: 4*


With thanks to Penguin Random House and Harvill Secker for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 4065.0 KB
Print Length: 313 pages
Publisher: Vintage Digital (4 Jan. 2018)
Language: English
ASIN: B072L1Z934

Hardback publishing date: 11 Jan 2018


Emily Koch is an award-winning journalist and writer living in the UK. Her debut novel – If I Die Before I Wake – will be published in 2018 by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

You can find out more about her and her work at http://www.emilykoch.co.uk

Twitter: @emilykoch

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I love to read and hope you enjoy reading what I have to say about the books I have read.

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