Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough – review.


In the dead of night, madness lies…

Emma can’t sleep.


It’s been like this since her big 4-0 started getting closer.


Her mother stopped sleeping just before her 40th birthday too. She went mad and did the unthinkable because of it.


Is that what’s happening to Emma?


About the author

Sarah Pinborough is a New York Times bestselling and Sunday Times Number one and Internationally bestselling author who is published in over 30 territories worldwide. Having published more than 25 novels across various genres, her recent books include Behind Her Eyes, now a smash hit Netflix limited series, Dead To Her, now in development with Amazon Studios, and 13 Minutes and The Death House in development with Compelling Pictures.

Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story and also the 2010 and 2014 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and she has four times been short-listed for Best Novel and was shortlisted for the British Book Award for best Thriller.

Sarah lives in the historic town of Stony Stratford, the home of the Cock and Bull story, with her dog Ted.

You can follow her on Twitter @sarahpinborough

My thoughts

OMG! What a book. I loved every minute of this thrilling delight, and the denouement, what a revelation.

I felt Emma’s descent and with the stakes being so high, the nail biting tension sent me flying through each chapter. I couldn’t trust any of the characters which ended with me having a million theories as to what was going on.

The repetition of the lyrics and Emma’s tics built up the fear nicely and their were plenty of chilling moments. By chilling, I mean really chilling – they reminded me of scenes in atmospheric horror films.

The set up had an authentic feel to it. Emma was a wife, a mother, a colleague and slightly on the lonely side. Then there was this intriguing family history.

‘Insomnia’ is a supercharged psychological thriller, and some! Expect to be fully immersed in Emma’s journey as soon as you open the book and buckle up for a scary thrill ride. After all, what is more terrifying than losing your mind?

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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