Sleepless

by Louise Mumford

Thea just can't get enough sleep. Night after night with only an hour or two is wreaking havoc with her life. Under the circumstances the message popping up on her phone was becoming ever more difficult to resist: Morpheus. Dream your way to a better you - one sleep at a time. It's a trial of technology which might not only improve her sleep but help her improve her life in the process or maybe, as her mother suggests, it's a cult.

The technology is real enough but it does have elements of the cult about it. And then Thea's calls to her mother stop.

The technology being researched puts the book in the scifi category but it's as much a psychological thriller. I enjoyed the book but I think the scifi element was slightly awkward. I could see Sleepless as a TV drama or film. I'd definitely listen to it as a radio drama. I'd be keen to read Louise Mumford's second novel.

Into radio and books, even better when they come together in BBC radio drama adaptations. Mostly thrillers and crime drama from Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie to Kathy Reichs and many others.

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