While You Were Sleeping - Kathryn Croft

While You Were Sleeping

By Kathryn Croft

  • Release Date: 2016-11-16
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
From 375 Ratings


You wake up to find the man beside you is dead. 
He is not your husband. This is not your bed. 

Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Noah, and two children, teenager Rosie and eleven-year-old Spencer. 

But her peace is shattered when she wakes in her neighbour Lee’s bed, with no memory of how she got there or what happened between them. 
And worse – he has been stabbed to death.

Convinced she didn’t kill Lee, Tara stays silent, fearing the truth will rip her family apart.

But as her daughter spirals out of control, and her husband becomes increasingly distant, Tara soon realises that someone in her life knows what really happened to Lee. She must get to the truth before they do. 

Tara made a mistake … but will one night cost her everything?

A gripping, shocking psychological thriller, with a twist that will take you by surprise.

Will engross fans of Gone Girl, Behind Closed Doors, andThe Girl on the Train.

Praise for Kathryn Croft

‘OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘You will be kept guessing right until the very end . . . had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog

‘You can't help but be totally gripped by the whole story line . . . you will not want to put it down. With twists and turns a plenty, this is one compelling read that you will not want to miss.By the Letter Book Reviews

‘A hell of a ride. By the time I reached the nail-biting conclusion I was a nervous wreck, the ending has left me speechless … one of my top reads of 2016. 5 stars out of 5 from me (I would rate it higher if I could).’ The Book Review Cafe

‘Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog


  • Holy Crap!!

    By campinredneck11
    I have never read a book that has kept me on the edge of my seat, so to speak, soooo much! Wow. Just wow!
  • While you were sleeping

    By alice00025
    Great read! It shook me to my core!
  • It was just okay.

    By tikawika
    This story had pretty good twists but I just couldn’t like or support the main character. She just seemed so weak and wishy washy. Another thing I couldn’t put my head around is, are there no air conditioners in Britain? My goodness, I was annoyed by continuously reading how hot it was. I don’t think I will try any other of this author’s books.
  • Looooved it

    By Svhrdugogifudyycjbv
    Finished this book in a day, loved it
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By JenniferHenry
    Wonderfully written! Truly keeps you guessing!
  • Couldn't Put It Down

    By CBreezy717
    Suspenseful, with plot twists that kept me glued to reading it! Absolutely loved it.
  • Suspenseful, Absorbing and Utterly Entertaining

    By pegg12
    While You Were Sleeping is a riveting psychological crime thriller. The book captured my attention from the very beginning and kept it until the end. Tara was shocked when she woke up naked, alongside her neighbor. She had no recollection of climbing into his bed. How could she have done this to her husband? Her neighbor, Lee, was just a friend, a dead friend now, by the looks of his bloodied body, and vacant stare. Tara knew that her responsibility was to call the police, but she was petrified of the consequences. Feeling herself becoming hysterical, Tara threw on her clothes and ran from the house. Although Tara couldn’t remember anything beyond drinking wine and laughing in her neighbor’s living room, she knew that she couldn’t have killed Lee. Lee was her best friend's husband. Why would she murder someone she liked? Besides, she didn’t have even a spot of blood on her. But, if Tara didn’t stab Lee to death, then who did? Was the killer watching her now? And why did he spare her, her life? The author kept me engrossed by leading me through mazes of clues, lies, and half-truths. This cleverly written whodunit murder mystery is so intricate, and well-plotted, that I had no idea who the killer was, until the very end. Since the novel is told from Tara’s point of view, I felt Tara’s guilt, confusion, and paralyzing fear. I found While You Were Sleeping to be suspenseful, absorbing and utterly entertaining. I loved it. I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.