While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt ★★★★☆ #bookreview

35478962Synopsis from Goodreads
On a remote Scottish island, the McBride house stands guard over its secrets. A century ago, a young widow and her son died mysteriously there; just last year a local boy, visiting for a dare, disappeared without a trace. For Zoe Adams, newly arrived from America, the house offers a refuge from her failing marriage. But her peaceful retreat is disrupted by strange and disturbing events: night-time intrusions; unknown voices; a constant sense of being watched. The locals want her to believe that these incidents are echoes of the McBrides’ dark past. Zoe is convinced the danger is closer at hand, and all-too-real – but can she uncover the truth before she is silenced?

My Thoughts
Right off the bat I observed that this author crafts exquisite sentences. Beautifully descriptive without being overbearing or verbose. Phrasing and word choices are brilliant. The author turns words into works of art! I actually stopped many times throughout the book to re-read sentences because they were so strikingly perfect to me. Very impressive. Continue reading “While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt ★★★★☆ #bookreview”