Sleep With Me Paperback
Richard and Lelia's child is conceived in a moment of giggling chaos as they dress for a Christmas party.
They arrive rudely late and still glowing, and barely register a slight, drab woman in the hall.
Sylvie. As their baby grows, so does the presence of Sylvie - she seems to be nowhere, yet everywhere, harmless yet sinister.
Richard is seduced by her subtle, inexplicable charm, while Lelia, struggling with Richard's sudden ambivalence towards their baby, finds that she is haunted by painful memories. And Sylvie remains as invisible as she wants to be - that is the source of her power.
Beware of mice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/06/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747580775
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Review by tina1969
'The day our child was conceived, someone else arrived. She was there as the cells fused, like a ghost.' Richard and Lelia's child is conceived in a moment of giggling chaos as they dress for a Christmas party. When they arrive, rudely late and still glowing, they barely register a slight, drab woman in the hall. Sylvie. As their baby grows, so too does the presence of that barely noticeable figure. Slowly Richard finds himself seduced by Sylvie's subtle, almost imperceptible charm. As he grows more ambivalent about the approaching birth of his child, Lelia finds herself haunted by painful secrets of her past. And Sylvie seems to be nowhere, yet everywhere. She's as invisible as she wants to be, and that is the source of her power. Beware of mice. How far can you trust even those you love?My Thoughts:I found this book in the ‘honesty bookshop’ at Hay on Wye and picked it up because I felt it fell in the genre of domestic thrillers.It certainly was a strange book, very deep and I also thought disturbing. I didn’t really like any of the characters and did feel that in the end they all deserved each other. I didn’t enjoy this book how I thought I may have done. It was very quick to read and started out quite promising but then it just lost it’s edge. The book did have a creepiness to it but I can say that is my only positive. Not really a book I would recommend but then we all different and I have seen some positive reviews.