#WhileYouSleep by #StephanieMerritt

🌼🌼 out of 5 🌼s
#WhileYouSleep by #StephanieMerritt
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I desperately wanted to love this book. The blurbs and taglines promising a darkly inventive Gothic novel set on a remote island hooked me. By midway through this trainwreck of a book, I just wanted to find something in it to like. Didn’t happen.
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Zoe is a 40ish woman escaping a vaguely dark past by seeking solace and a new beginning on a remote Scottish island. She quickly realizes her refuge is anything but peaceful, with strange sounds in the night, haunting mysteries vaguely hinted at by the villagers, etc.
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Standard fare here, in the frightened villagers, the foreboding weather, the ghostly presences. For a woman seeking refuge, Zoe is incurious about the haunted house she’s living in, and we don’t get any detailed descriptions of said house. The village is sketched out, as are the characters, but none of it is fleshed out.
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There’s quite a bit of sex for the sake of sex, most of it of the BDSM variety.
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The writing is brilliant, which is why this gets 2 🌼🌼s from me instead of zero.
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