Book review: The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up

The Blurb

When Shelley Woodhouse wakes up in hospital from a coma, the first thing she says is that her husband must be arrested.

He’s the reason she’s in here. She knows it. She remembers what he did. Clearly as anything.

But there are things Shelley has forgotten too, including parts of her childhood. And as those start to come back to her, so do other memories. Ones with the power to change everything.

But can she trust these new memories, or what anyone around her is telling her? And who is the mysterious hospital volunteer who brings her food and keeps making her smile? Is it possible to find your future when you’re confused about your past.

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My Review

I don’t know if you remember my review of Laura’s book The Last List of Mabel Beaumont a few months ago. I gave it 6 out of 5 stars. I loved that book. No way could I like Shelley Woodhouse as much as Mabel. Not a chance.

Except I did. If not more so!

The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up is another unforgettable, unputdownable book by Laura Pearson. Why did I like it so much?

It’s always really difficult to analyse why one book grabs you whilst another doesn’t but I think that for me, it probably boils down to three things.

  1. I can relate to the main character. I might not have experienced what they’re experiencing but I still get drawn into their story and their emotions make sense to me.
  2. It’s easy to read. These books are very easy to read. So easy that you almost forget you’re reading which probably sounds daft, but it’s similar to when you watch a really good actor acting, you forget that they’re playing a part. As a writer myself, I know this is a really difficult thing to achieve! Easy to read does not mean it was easy to write!
  3. The story keeps me guessing – it’s not predictable, yet still has a satisfying ending.

The Day Shelley Woodhouse Woke Up ticks all three of those boxes and a lot more besides.

About the Author

Laura Pearson is the author of four novels. The Last List of Mabel Beaumont was a Kindle number one bestseller in the UK and a top ten bestseller in the US. Laura lives in Leicestershire, England, with her husband, their two children, and a cat who likes to lie on her keyboard while she tries to write.


Twitter @LauraPAuthor

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