The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

Find in catalogThe Sleepwalker is like many a thriller–pretty interesting buildup, lots of suspense, let down ending. Sleepwalker Annalee Ahlberg (whose narrator daughter will often, weirdly, call her just that) disappears one night. Did she run away, was she murdered, did some accident befall her? And who is writing the interspersed journal entries about sleepwalking and sleep sex? Her daughter Lianna tries to find out, teaming up with a detective who might not be all that he seems. In retrospect, I think Goodreads reviewers have it right that the bulk of the book is not that compelling. I was engaged while reading it but when I think back a lot of the action is fairly mundane. I kept reading to see “who dunnit” so to speak, but the answer was not that believable to me, although it was surprising.


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