Jessica Jarlvi is a hugely talented writer and definitely one to watch' SOPHIE HANNAH.
A breathtaking, heart-pounding, dark debut, sure to delight fans of The Girl on the Train and Before I Go To Sleep.
When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems to have had no enemies, so who wanted her dead?
As loved-ones wait anxiously by her bedside, her husband Erik is determined to get to the bottom of the attack, and soon begins uncovering his wife's secret life, and a small town riven with desire, betrayal and jealousy.
As the list of suspects grows longer, it soon becomes clear that only one person can reveal the truth, and she's lying silent in a hospital bed...
What readers are saying about WHEN I WAKE UP...
'An absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I did not see that coming. Shocked. 5*'
'I was in complete suspense all the way to the end. There were so many jaw dropping moments and it has been a long time since a book has gripped me that way'
'The reader is taken on a gripping and tensely dark ride where you suspect everyone! A great read'
'The action was tension-heavy and fast-paced ... I cannot WAIT to see what Jessica Jarlvi will deliver next'
Born in Sweden, Jessica moved to London at the age of 18 to obtain a BSc Hons degree in Publishing and Business. She worked in publishing in the UK for a number of years before heading to Chicago where she edited a magazine for expats. Back in Sweden, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing. Since 2010, Jessica has taught journalism and media at a local university, and has spent the last five years as the marketing and PR manager for a British firm. Last year, she was one of the winners in the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Jessica is married with three spirited children, and although she's known for her positivity, her writing tends to be rather dark!