Let Me Sleep By Laura J Sillett
â€™’Let Me Sleep’ is the latest book by Laura J Sillet.
Tormented by nightmares of a screaming woman, Nico Jakes opens his eyes to an unfamiliar world. Forced into hiding by a global war, a society has made its home underground. Suffering from psychological trauma, Nico learns that his lost memories hold the key to the survival of the entire community. Frustrated, confused, and under the watchful eye of his protective brother, Nico submits to an unconventional drug treatment to unearth a crucial secret, before an escaped traitor can exploit it. But the descent into his mind also opens the flood gates to Nico’s past, bringing back forgotten lovers, enemies, and tragedy. With dreams warped by drugs and memories tainted by lies, Nico soon realises that he cannot trust anything, not even himself.
When I initially started this book, I found it a bit hard to get into. To understand the premise of the story and all the roles of the characters but once I got into the book, I found it to be a fascinating read.
This story is a dark, dystopian tale set in the future in 2031 and seen through the eyes of Nico, the hero of the story whoâ€™s having to save the world by going into his dreams and revisiting the world that he wants to forget and has to piece together his memories.
The story is set in the past and present and at times, I did find it a bit confusing at times to understand which era the story is set in. Nico initially comes across as quite an unlikable and nasty character who has to face up to his past and his memories are unreliable, so heâ€™s unsure as to what is real and what is not.
As the story progresses and Nico deals with his issues, we see him progress in personality and life and this makes for interesting reading in such a bleak world.
A compelling and dark story riddled with suspense, despair and drama, â€˜Let Me Sleepâ€™ is a fascinating story of recovery and hope.
You can buy ‘Let Me Sleep’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.