Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

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Read Are You Sleeping Online Free - Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case—and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.

The only thing more dangerous than a the truth.

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation and with good reason. After her father's murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.

When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a mega-hit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future.

Title : Are You Sleeping
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ISBN : 1501157663
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Susanne rated it ★★★★☆

March 12, 2017

4 Stars. What happens when your past comes back to haunt you? In “Are You Sleeping” by Kathleen Barber, the main character, Josie Burhman finds out. And for her, it isn’t pretty. Josie has spent ten years hiding from her past, going so far as to legally change her name and traveling abroad aimless...

Meredith rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2017

3.5 stars Are You Sleeping is a predictable psychological thriller. In spite of this, it’s very much so that I found that I HAD to keep reading, even though I knew how things were going to play out. 10 years ago, Josie Borden nee Buhrman fled her small Illinois hometown to start a ne...

Linda rated it ★★★☆☆

April 18, 2017

Perception. And how exactly do we arrive at our view of the world and all of its clingy entanglements? Is it purely ours to hold within or has it been tainted and smeared with the handprints of others? Kathleen Barber presents her story of Are You Sleeping through the lense of social media. Poppy Pa...

karen rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

Reconsidered: The Chuck Buhrman Murder was splashed in bold red letters across a fuzzy black-and-white picture of my father. It was the headshot he had used for work, the one where he looked less like an actual college professor and more like a caricature of one, with his tweed jacket, crooked ey...

Taryn rated it ★★★☆☆

July 27, 2017

It’s been thirteen years since Josie’s father was murdered and twelve years since his murderer was imprisoned. The tragedy destroyed the family. Josie hasn't talked to her mom or twin sister in over a decade. She thought she left all of that baggage in the past, but blogger/journalist Poppy Parne...

Abby rated it ★★★★☆

August 10, 2017

UPDATE: I recently did a Q&A with Kathleen about this book, and I just had to share it!! Her responses are fantastic. Read that here: 4.5/5 stars for this original & addictive read!! Read my full review here:

Zoe rated it ★★★★☆

August 09, 2017

Complex, creative, and satisfying! Are You Sleeping is a character-driven thriller that takes us on a journey to solve a 10-year-old murder while delving into the intricacies and psychological effects homicide, deception, and abandonment have on surviving family members. The writing is well done. T...

Jenni rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2017

Talk about an addicting, compulsively-readable book. The author truly kept me needing to know what was going to happen next, with a captivating format that includes the transcripts, commentary, and social media of an investigative reporter (a la the Serial aspect of the story), coupled with the f...

Kathryn rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 10, 2017

There’s an emerging literary trope in which an intelligent, but battled-scarred female protagonist with a tragic past, gets the hell outta dodge, but is inevitably forced back to her hometown to confront her demons. A spurned love interest, bitter ex-bestie, or pissed-off sibling are also general...

Fareya rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

"The truth is never complicated. It's just the truth.Circumstances may be complicated, but the truth is always black and white." Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber is an engrossing psychological thriller with innovative storytelling and a compelling plot. It is a classic whodunit, but with the tw...

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