Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersema
rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this novel. It was chosen as part of a book club I am in and I doubt I would have picked it up on my own, however, I am
glad that I was introduced to it.
The format of mini-chapters being from a variety of characters kept my interest. It was a very easy read.
Summary from Kitchener Public Library
They say there are three sides to every story. Yours, mine and the truth.
In Before I Wake, debut novelist Robert J. Wiersema cleverly introduces a multitude of voices to tell this astonishing story of loss, redemption and forgiveness. And the truth? Well, when miracles start happening around Sherry Barrett, a three-year-old girl in a coma, explanations of a rational kind no longer seem important. Injured by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street, Sherry Barrett lies in a hospital where her doctors say she will never wake up. Her distraught parents, Karen and Simon, make the painful decision to take her off life support. But when they do, Sherry spontaneously begins breathing on her own, the first of many miraculous events to occur.
Henry Denton, the driver who struck Sherry, is haunted by the accident and attempts to take his own life, only to be saved by an unexplained force.
Sherry’s nurse discovers that the little girl has the power to heal. When word of her gift leaks, the sick begin lining up to be saved and a mysterious stranger sets his sights on vanquishing the believers and the Barretts.
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