Don’t Wake Up – Shauna Kelley

Don’t Wake Up by Shauna Kelley is the heart’s wish of Gillian for her comatose husband which may or may not be her fault and when he wakes up after a long time and doesn’t remember their marriage, she creates an alternate realty the way she imagined her life should be. The conflict she feels for this continuous lying and inner conflict are the most important part of the story.
This story is an intriguing take on the complexity of expectations from relationships and heartburns caused when they fall short and how it affects mentally and emotionally. It is mainly Gilly’s story from her childhood and told from her perspective, her inner conflicts, her arguments with herself and her disappointments and her hopes.
The only shortcoming was we are given only Gilly’s perceived husband’s emotional cruelty and infidelity, Whether it is Gilly’s imagination or real is never made clear. But still it is a very good read
Thanks Shauna and @Booktasters for this beautiful read

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