Try Not to Breathe

Try Not to Breathe: A Novel - Holly Seddon

Time is not a good healer. Time is a blank page on which the left behind scribble their regrets and their confessions.

I really had high hopes for this book as the premise really intrigued me. While I did enjoy reading this book at times it was pretty frustrating when I was able to figure out what happened before I finished a fourth of the book. I don't know what it is but I am just finding thrillers to be more predictable nowadays.


Amy Stevenson had been in a coma like state for fifteen years when Alex Dale stumbled across her. Alex remembered hearing about Amy's disappearance and attack and hoped that this just might be the story that will get her life back on track after her addiction to alcohol has taken everything from her.


I really hoped that I would be wrong about who attacked Amy but I wasn't. To me it is almost obvious pretty early on in the book. That combined with how annoying Amy's high school boyfriend's (Jake) wife Fiona was throughout most of this book definitely made me knock a few stars off of my rating. I also felt as though the parts regarding Amy being able to "communicate" were a little farfetched but I can't claim to know the latest science in that area.


Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.