Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Release ~ Sleepless by Michael Omer

Sleepless by Michael Omer 
(Narrowdale #1) 
Publication date: January 10th 201
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult

Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get caught.
At the beginning of her freshman year of high school, Amy can think of nothing worse than moving to the boring, suburban town of Narrowdale. And that’s before she starts having the same nightmare over and over again, waking up every night to a creepy whistle outside her window and being haunted by a mysterious, menacing presence. Getting used to the new school becomes the least of her problems.
As she delves deeper to uncover the truth, she unknowingly edges closer to mortal danger. Terrible events that took place years ago threaten to happen again, but now Amy’s life is on the balance. Unfortunately, the one guy who is supposed to protect her, nineteen year old Peter, doesn’t believe her.
Some things seem to happen only in Narrowdale, where dark secrets hide beneath the surface…
As she confronts the mysteries of Narrowdale, Amy documents her experiences in her blog. The book contains live links to this blog.


This was a creepy, intense high school murder mystery with some paranormal elements.  This story will have you hooked from the get go.  The characters will make you want to keep going and not put it down. 
Amy moves to a new neighborhood of Narrowdale.  Just like any 14-year old, I know I have a 13 year old, she complains about everything.  She finds that she is socially isolated at her new school and having a very difficult time.  She does make some new friends and they have a slow start but I was glad that she finally has some.  She still keeps in touch with the ones she left behind.  But all is not as it seems.  This is a mystery after all.  Throughout the book there are flash backs to a girl who was kidnapped.  What happen to her?
The author does a great job on the slow build of suspense.  It’s not rush and grabs you from the beginning.  I really enjoyed this story and love Amy’s wittiness.  She reminds me of my daughter.  There are so many great aspects of this story.  I look forward reading more of Omer’s work.

By Kellie


My name is Michael Omer, and I’m a writer, journalist and game designer. I wrote and published my first novel when I was sixteen, and figured I’d keep at it. Since then, I have published two more novels, and wrote… who can even count how many? I’m happily married to a woman who keeps pushing me to write more, and have three kids who insist I should stop writing and come play with them. I also have two dogs.

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