Sunday, August 26, 2018

When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

Jessie Sloane is on the path to rebuilding her life after years of caring for her ailing mother. She rents a new apartment and applies for college. But when the college informs her that her social security number has raised a red flag, Jessie discovers a shocking detail that causes her to doubt everything she’s ever known.

Finding herself suddenly at the center of a bizarre mystery, Jessie tumbles down a rabbit hole, which is only exacerbated by grief and a relentless lack of sleep. As days pass and the insomnia worsens, it plays with Jessie’s mind. Her judgment is blurred, her thoughts are hampered by fatigue. Jessie begins to see things until she can no longer tell the difference between what’s real and what she’s only imagined.

Meanwhile, twenty years earlier and two hundred and fifty miles away, another woman’s split-second decision may hold the key to Jessie’s secret past. Has Jessie’s whole life been a lie or have her delusions gotten the best of her?

My Thoughts 
 What a great read!  I loved how it jumped back and forth between Jessie's story line and her mother Eden's story line before she had Jessie.
I can honestly say that there were some points in the story where Jessie's insomnia was talked about quite a bit and I felt like it could have been shortened a little.
The story really had me thinking about what truly happened and several times I was wrong and I loved that!
A lot of what Jessie is thinking and seeing is truly due to her lack and sleep and we all know that things get cloudy when you are working on little to no sleep.
She goes through hell and back trying to find out who she is and the end will really throw you!

Drink Selection
 I'm in the fall mood, Apple Cider Mimosas sound amazing!

Mary Kubica

 About Mary 
 Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.

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