I’ve not read Dani Atkins before – and have I missed a treat! ‘While I Was Sleeping’ was a great read, full of emotional pull, well-developed characters and different perspective. My loyalties were split into a thousand pieces with one of the most complicated, yet poignant love triangles I have come across. I wanted to hate Chloe for taking Maddie from Ryan; yet when I heard Chloe’s side of the story, I couldn’t hate her. I wanted to be angry with Ryan for not telling Maddie about the child; yet his fear for his daughter softened it. I wanted to berate Maddie’s dad for being disloyal to her, yet having lost his wife and his daughter, who could blame him for wanting to connect with other people. Dani Atkins has a real knack for engaging her readers with one side of the story, only to turn it on its head and give another equally valid perspective.
It’s a long book, but I couldn’t put it down until I had devoured every page!
An easy 5 stars!