IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT, MADNESS LIES . . .
Emma can’t sleep.
CHECK THE WINDOWS.
It’s been like this since her big 4-0 started getting closer.
LOCK THE DOORS.
Her mother stopped sleeping just before her own fortieth birthday.
She went mad and did the unthinkable because of it.
LOOK IN ON THE CHILDREN.
Is that what’s happening to Emma?
WHY CAN’T SHE SLEEP?
From the very first page of Insomnia, I was captivated by the character Emma and how her sleeplessness impacted everything in her life. Just when we begin to realize that other forces are at play, though, I was already hooked and couldn’t believe in anything but her innocence as I rooted for her.
The obsessive-compulsive actions triggered by Emma’s sleeplessness felt like a very real thing that could be more than the insomnia. The history of her mother’s mental illness was a factor in it all. But I couldn’t imagine her as responsible for everything else happening.
Phoebe was a character I couldn’t believe in. She felt like a liar and someone playing games with her family. Was there more to the story? And Robert, the husband, was another one I couldn’t rely on. What was his story?
When characters seem so untrustworthy, we begin to blame them for everything. And then, out of nowhere, comes a character who seems kind and empathetic…and just when we start to trust her, she turns out to be the worst of them all.
A great five star read that I rushed through in order to find the answers.