#BlogTour: Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise @Louise_Wise #WideAwakeAsleep

Delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise. My thanks to the Author for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for having me on the blog tour.

Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?

No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again. One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.
Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.
With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?

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My Thoughts:

Wide Awake Asleep is the first novel that I have read by Louise Wise, it is somewhat of a paranormal romance with some time travel involved. 

Julie Compton is 49 years old and has a lot on her plate, she is a successful business woman, she has an ailing mother that she visits regularly but their relationship is strained. Julie doesn't really agree with her Mum's lifestyle choices and decisions that she made when Julie was a child. 

Tragically, Julie is involved in a car crash, only she wakes up in a car in Potterspury. This was miles away from where the crash happened and happens to be her childhood home. It becomes evident that the present day has been swept away as the author manages to capture a sense of the 1970's and 1980's which happened to be Julie's formative years. 

What happens next is a paradoxical look at what would happen if we were able to go back and rewrite our pasts, being able to look back at events that happened, like a fly on the wall. Inhabiting the bodies of various people we knew at that time and being able to remake and influence decisions that they made. 

Wide Awake Asleep is a far cry from the usual books I read, and for that reason I loved it. I thought the concept was fascinating, beguiling and engaging. The writing flowed wonderfully well and I had an emotional investment in the characters who all just seemed to jump off of the page. The Author succeeded in being able to set the time and the place of the story and also being able to transport the reader along for the ride. 

I found this one to be different and I would really recommend it. It put a microscope on family dynamics and how the decisions that people make, can have an effect of others.  I enjoyed it. 

About the Author:
Louise Wise is a British writer and has been weaving stories all her life—and for many years, she was a 'closet writer' with a cupboard is full of ageing manuscripts depicting fantastical romantic adventures!
Most of her books have an element of romance, but tend to cross over into other genres, giving them a unique edge.
Her debut novel is the best-selling sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.
A PROPER CHARLIE is a romantic comedy written purely for the chick lit market, but then she decided to unite her love of all things supernatural with romance and OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE and WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP came along.
Her other works include SCRUFFY TRAINERS (a collection of short stories with a twist). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.
She loves hearing from her readers - the good, the bad and the ugly stuff they want to share!

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