If I Die Before I Wake

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Penguin Random House, 2018 - Accident victims - 320 pages
RATED 5* BY REAL READERS:
'UNIQUE'
'THRILLING...FULL OF TENSION'
'BEAUTIFUL, HEART-WRENCHING'

HOW DO YOU SOLVE YOUR OWN MURDER?

Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen.

But Alex soon begins to suspect that the accident that put him here wasn't really an accident. Even worse, the perpetrator is still out there and Alex is not the only one in danger.

As he goes over a series of clues from his past, Alex must use his remaining senses to solve the mystery of who tried to kill him, and try to protect those he loves, before they decide to let him go.

A stunning edge-of-your-seat debut novel with an unforgettable narrator.

CHOSEN AS ONE OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING'S BOOKS TO THRILL YOU

'This is a debut to be reckoned with.' Guardian

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User Review  - adam.currey - LibraryThing

An engaging exploration of what it might be like to experience locked-in syndrome. The story is interesting and moves along at a reasonable pace. Keeps the reader wondering where it's headed, but ultimately ends rather weakly. Read full review

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User Review  - TheEllieMo - LibraryThing

This was on course to get an average rating for an okayish if implausible story line. But it dragged on well beyond where the story should have finished (I didn’t even bother to read the whole of the last page-long chapter because of its total irrelevance) and as a result lost marks. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Emily Koch is an award-winning journalist and graduate of the Bath Spa Creative Writing programme. Her debut novel, If I Die Before I Wake, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award, longlisted for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, and selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month. She lives in Bristol.

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