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Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read

Try Not to Breathe: Gripping psychological thriller bestseller and perfect holiday read (Hardback)

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You won't be able to put it down.Just remember to breathe. Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she's cut herself off from everything but her one true love - drink. Until she's forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy. Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She's as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands. Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma...

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 07/01/2016 ISBN-13: 9781782399452  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Holly Seddon is a freelance journalist whose work has been published on national newspaper websites, magazines and leading consumer websites. As a mother of four, Holly divides her time between writing articles, walking her miniature Schnauzer and chasing homework-evaders around the room. And then doing some more writing when night falls.

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This is a début book by Holly Seddon that I had to review for Real readers and I loved it! It was said to be a psychological thriller but for me it was more of a mystery thriller which kept me enthralled throughout. Alex Dale is a free-lance journalist and is researching the story of a doctor who is in charge of a ward with patients who are in a persistent vegetative state. The doctor has discovered that when carrying out MRI s on patients’ part of their brains appear to be active and he believes it is possible to communicate with them. Alex sees a patient Amy on the ward and remembers her case. She was the same age as Amy 15years ago when she was brutally attacked and left for dead. For fifteen years Amy has been left in a vegetative state. Her Mother has since died of a broken heart . Her step Father a suspect in the early days has left the area. Her only visitor is a volunteer. Alex becomes totally involved in delving into the police investigation. She is battling with alcoholism which has ruined her life. Her mother recently died, her husband has left her leaving her heart broken and she lost her job at the Times when drunk. All in all her life is a total mess. Alex enlists her ex-husband, who is a policeman, help in looking at the back ground to the assault. It is a beautifully crafted book I really felt I knew the fascinating characters The main characters each have their own chapters which gives you a good picture of what is going on in their minds and the descriptions make you believe in them. . It was fascinating to see what was going on in Amy’s mind even though she couldn’t communicate verbally. The short paragraphs were so easy to read and encouraged you to continue reading as you needed to know just where this mystery would end. With its twists and turns you will be drawn in and entranced. To tell more of the story would be a spoiler however I fully recommend you read this book you will not be disappointed. I think there is an opportunity to have a follow up book as I am sure the characters have much more to experience in particular Alex whose prognosis unless she gave up drinking was very poor. .

- 27/12/2015
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