The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

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Read The Sleepwalker Online Free - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room comes a spine-tingling novel of lies, loss, and buried desire the mesmerizing story of a wife and mother who vanishes from her bed late one night.
When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating. Once, she merely destroyed the hydrangeas in front of her Vermont home. More terrifying was the night her older daughter, Lianna, pulled her back from the precipice of the Gale River bridge. The morning of Annalee's disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee's husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip. Lianna is questioned by a young, hazel-eyed detective. And her little sister, Paige, takes to swimming the Gale to look for clues. When the police discover a small swatch of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the hazel-eyed detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs' Victorian home. As Lianna peels back the layers of mystery surrounding Annalee's disappearance, she finds herself drawn to Gavin, but she must ask herself: Why does the detective know so much about her mother? Why did Annalee leave her bed only when her father was away? And if she really died while sleepwalking, where was the body?
Conjuring the strange and mysterious world of parasomnia, a place somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness, The Sleepwalker is a masterful novel from one of our most treasured storytellers."

Title : The Sleepwalker
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ISBN : 038553891X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Elyse rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 09, 2017

I was soooo bored!!!! This now makes two books of Chris's I just didn't care for.... both for different reasons, though. I was't a fan of "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands", either. I'm feeling 'less' bad about giving Chris a low review than the first time I did. I'll survive--- and he'll survive. I l...

Deanna rated it ★★★★★

December 18, 2016

My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... par·a·som·ni·a noun: parasomnia; noun: para-somnia a disorder characterized by abnormal or unusual behavior of the nervous system during sleep. Parasomnias are a category of sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements, behav...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

November 07, 2016

3.5 A woman, a mother goes missing, her two daughters, her husband have no idea what has happened to her, but she is a sleepwalker. A woman who has many times gotten up in the night, done strange things, had been in dangerous situations before. All fear the worst. So we enter into the world of the...

Norma rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars Well that was a mind-blowing and unsettling read that all came together in the end to make me think…...huh, that was actually a really good book! So not knowing exactly what parasomnia means or entails I looked it up and gathered this information from the web. What i...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian is a 2017 Doubleday publication. This book caught my eye when it started to crop up on my Goodreads feed. So, I made a request for my Overdrive library to buy a copy of the book and would like to thank them for adding it. Touted as a suspenseful thriller, ‘The S...

Suzanne rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

Annalee Ahlberg had always been afflicted with sleepwalking. Her sleepwalking activities produced events where she would leave her home and be rescued by family members. Afterwards, Annalee would have no recollection of her night-time activity. Her daughters, Lianna and Paige Ahlberg, thought tha...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2017

3.5 stars You never know what you're going to get with a Chris Bohjalian novel. To date, he has written nineteen of them and every single one is its own unique experience. With The Sleepwalker, his initial thoughts were to write a story about dreams but when he met with the director of a sleep cen...

Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

To see this review with GIFs and all of my other reviews, visit Lit.Wit.Wine.Dine After reading and enjoying The Guest Room, I was excited to begin reading The Sleepwalker. The disappearance of a woman who sleepwalks is certainly an original concept. I’ve read stories of people who do some pretty...

Matthew rated it ★★★☆☆

February 04, 2018

About halfway through this book I didn't think I was going to like it at all. For the first part, the story was kind of bizarre and repetitive. I kept thinking," okay, I get it, we have talked about this plot point several times." But, a little over halfway through the book it goes into part two....

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

May 10, 2017

3.5 stars Annalee Ahlberg is an architect who lives in Vermont with her husband, Warren, and two daughters, Lianna and Paige. Annalee is also a sleepwalker. While slumbering Annalee has done things like spray- painting hydrangeas with silver paint - almost killing them; and climbing onto the bridg...

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