Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon

Try Not to BreatheTry Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alex Dale has hit rock bottom. Her out of control drinking has cost her a husband, a career and if she doesn’t stop drinking, it will cost her her own life.

Amy Stevenson was 15 in 1995. A teenage girl in a small town.doing all the things girls that age do. Listening to her music, getting in trouble with her friends and in love with her boyfriend.

When Amy fails to come home after school one day, her mother and step-father call the local authorities.
When Amy’s body is found, barely alive, beaten horribly she is left in a state of never ending sleep and dreams.
Fingers are pointed and suspects are questioned, but with out any results.

Cut to 2010, and Alex is doing an interview with a physician who works with patients in Amy’s condition. On her way out she sees Amy, lying peacefully in her bed. She remembers the story of Amy’s disappearance and decides she wants to know what happened to this girl.

This story is told through multiple viewpoints and over a 15 year time period.
A story of how one event can affect many lives. It’s also about hope, and redemption.
I’ve heard this book compared to Girl on a Train. Other than an alcoholic, there is no comparison. Ms. Seddon has done very well with her first novel and I can’t wait to see what is next from her..

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