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Sometimes When I Sleep By Helen Salsbury

Sometimes When I Sleep‘Sometime When I Sleep’ is the latest book by Helen Salbury.

For the last couple of evenings, I’ve been embroiled in this fascinating thriller with a gothic and paranormal undertones.

The story is seen through the narrative of Harriet who’s joined Eden University and is happy to be away from dysfunctional family and from living in her brother’s shadow. She’s left behind hockey and straight A’s grades and finds solace in the menacing and dark lyrics of Dark Island, a rock band with sinister and troubling songs. Harriet finds friendship in Iquis, a quiet and fore brooding goth woman who people are drawn to particularly Harriet and Mark, a man that Harriet finds repulsive but is secretly drawn to.

As Harriet settle into university life, her nights are occupied by troubled dreams and visions that makes it hard for her to know what is real and what is not. Both Iquis and Harriet have troubled lives but they find solace and understanding in each other’s pain and are trying to piece their lives together with each other’s help. Although their friendship is turbulent and occasionally one-sided, it’s evident that they care for each other.

This story is a dark one from the terrifying and claustrophobic dreams that Harriet has, to the disturbing lyrics in Dark Island’s songs with their cult like following. The book is cleverly written and wildly descriptive with smaller stories that come neatly together in the final chapters.

Rife with atmosphere and eeriness from the first page. Sometimes When I Sleep’ is an angst ridden and poignant story about tragedies, life and grief that made for magnificent reading.

You can buy ‘Sometimes When I Sleep’ from Amazon.

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