Can’t Wait Wednesday : Stay Awake by Megan Goldin

Posted On 8 June 2022

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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: Stay Awake by Megan Goldin.  Here’s the cover and description:


Liv Reese wakes up in the back of a taxi with no idea where she is or how she got there. When she’s dropped off at the door of her brownstone, a stranger answers―a stranger who now lives in her apartment and forces her out in the cold. She reaches for her phone to call for help, only to discover it’s missing, and in its place is a bloodstained knife. That’s when she sees that her hands are covered in black pen, scribbled messages like graffiti on her skin: STAY AWAKE.

Two years ago, Liv was living with her best friend, dating a new man, and thriving as a successful writer for a trendy magazine. Now, she’s lost and disoriented in a New York City that looks nothing like what she remembers. Catching a glimpse of the local news, she’s horrified to see reports of a crime scene where the victim’s blood has been used to scrawl a message across a window, the same message that’s inked on her hands. What did she do last night? And why does she remember nothing from the past two years? Liv finds herself on the run for a crime she doesn’t remember committing as she tries to piece together the fragments of her life. But there’s someone who does know exactly what she did, and they’ll do anything to make her forget―permanently.

In the vein of SJ Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and Christopher Nolan’s cult classic Memento, Megan Goldin’s Stay Awake is an electrifying novel that plays with memory and murder.

Expected publication : August 2022


9 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Stay Awake by Megan Goldin”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    So. Very. Intriguing! 🙂

  2. Tammy

    This sounds very twisty, plus I love stories where the MC has amnesia or can’t remember how they ended up there! Great choice😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, plus I’ve read this author before so I’m looking forward to it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. confessionsofayareader

    I’m really looking forward to this one too.

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I just rmembered this one today! I like Megan Goldin!

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