Are You Sleeping?: Review

Josie receives a phone call at 3 in the morning. Thinking it was her boyfriend on assignment in Africa. Although when she hung up she thought she caught a female’s voice saying I miss you. Later she’s on the subway and hears her dead father’s name being talked about by random stranger.

All of a sudden the skeletons of Josie’s past come flying out of the closet as her family’s tragic story becomes part of a national phenomenon by way of a podcast.

If you love Serial or S-town or basically any true crime podcast you’ll love this book. I’m a podcast junkie and immediately dove into this book. I love the intermix of transcripts, the story, Reddit comments, and twitter posts.

Josie remembers the importance of family through this experience and goes from almost being self-centered to finding her way to being a caring person.

My only problem with the book is that I figured out whodunit almost halfway through the book. The author tries to throw you off a couple times but not really.

I’m a little saddened that it took me so that it took me so long to find this wonderful book.

You wonder though the question: Who called Josie?

My rating: 4 stars

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