Tuesday 17h43; rush hour. Seth Reed is on his way to meet some old friends from school whom he hasn’t seen in years. Looking forward to an evening of catching up over whiskey, he doesn’t think tonight will be different to any other night. Then he sees her. The beautiful girl on the train who doesn’t say a thing, just leaves a note for him with the words, ‘Wake Up’ written on it. Suddenly he can’t sleep. The girl and those words haunt him. What’s happening to him? The answer is darker than he could ever have imagined.
Like millions of others, Nick Van Loy has battled the terror of insomnia. It’s not just “trouble sleeping”, but an almost-twisted affliction that compels the mind to retreat to a dark, sometimes inexplicable place.
His new novel embroils readers in the life of a young man who is also struggling, giving them a gripping account of this most misunderstood yet powerful disorder.