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


Kaceey rated it ★★★★☆

October 07, 2017

An unscrupulous reporter, Poppy Parnell starts a podcast to reopen the murder case of Charles Buhrman and it quickly goes viral. His two daughters, Josie and twin sister Lanie haven’t spoken to each other since the day of the murder. A horrid event that sadly tore the family apart along the way....

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...

karen rated it ★★★★☆

August 18, 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...

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...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

October 08, 2017

3.5 stars! I enjoyed this suspenseful, gripping, page-turning debut psychological thriller! This story follows the main character, Josie, through the reassessment of her father’s murder case from thirteen years prior. Investigative reporter, Poppy Parnell, creates and releases six mega-hit podcast...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2017

3.5 stars I read this one along with my Traveling Sisters and enjoyed our short discussions. Time wasn’t really in our favour with this one and we mostly read it on our own. So for this review, I will focus on my thoughts. Are You Sleeping was a nice surprise for me and I really enjoyed the lighter...

Norma rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2017

Traveling Sisters Group Read with Brenda, Kaceey, & Lindsay! 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars ARE YOU SLEEPING by KATHLEEN BARBER is a clever, suspenseful, creative, and a somewhat predictable psychological thriller novel that was uniquely told with podcast excerpts and social media feeds which...

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...

Mackey rated it ★★★★☆

October 10, 2017

Are You Sleeping is part suspense, part thriller and a lot family drama all nicely rolled into one fabulously written book. While it is yet another TWIN drama filled with lies and deceit, the plot is unique and the addition of social media via podcasts make the story more interesting as well as m...

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