The Sleepwalker (Sleepwalker #1) by Chris Bohjalian

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Rating: ♥ ♥

This one was a little odd…although I will say that I was shocked at the ending!

When Annalee Ahlberg goes missing, her children fear the worst. Annalee is a sleepwalker whose affliction manifests in ways both bizarre and devastating.  One point while sleep walking, she cut down her flowers in front of their house and another time her daughters saved her from merely jumping into a river!

The morning of Annalee’s disappearance, a search party combs the nearby woods. Annalee’s husband, Warren, flies home from a business trip.  The daughters are questioned and one, a swimmer goes to the Gale to look for clues. Then the police discover a piece of fabric, a nightshirt, ripped and hanging from a tree branch, it seems certain Annalee is dead, but Gavin Rikert, the detective, continues to call, continues to stop by the Ahlbergs’ Victorian home.

As Lianna, the oldest daughter 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?

The is really a bizzare series of events that lead up to finding out what happened to their mother, you will be surprised!  The reason I didn’t give this book a lot of stars, was I felt that the writing wasn’t great, but the story line was good.

 

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