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Wake-Up Call: If Tomorrow Never Comes: by Joni Martins

Book Blurb

His life changed in an instant without his knowledge.

The scream of his wife brought it all home.

Why doesn’t he believe it was suicide?

When Daryll Williams, architect, husband, and father, wakes up and starts his day, everything seems like it always does. However, his secretary, his wife, and his partner all ignore him.

What happened?
Accidental overdose? Suicide? Or murder?

Will Daryll find out the truth or place his family in mortal danger?

Best Book Editors Review

This is a sweet and heartwarming story. It’s about enduring love and is wholesome and warm and—family!

The writing is beautiful, and the storytelling is imbued with authenticity. For any child to have such a deep blanket of love from their parents is wonderful. From the moment Daryll ‘wakes up’ and has his usual breakfast with his young daughter, you know what’s coming, and while it’s a story about darkness and death, the love surrounding the characters shines through and washes the story in sunshine.

The book says, that wherever you are in life, it’s never too late to wake up to new experiences and transformation. Daryll sticks around to unravel the mystery and we ride with him to the conclusion.  

While Diary of a GP is my favourite book by this author. Wake-Up Call is a close second. I enjoyed it very much.


About Joni Martins

About the author

Joni Martins was born in the Netherlands and now lives in the United Kingdom with her family. She is in her fifties and she has so far written and published five books in her ‘Friends, family and love’ series. Four are available in both English and Dutch, the last one only in English. The first book, Captive Love, was published in December 2017.

Joni has always loved writing, but only seriously took up this hobby during her year of retirement. She is now working again and her writing has subsequently taken a bit of a backseat.

Joni is working on the sixth book in the series, and also is editing a supernatural romantic murder mystery.

Diary of a Female GP is a non-fiction book based on real-life General Practice in the UK and started as a NaNoWriMo project in November 2018. It was published in August 2020 in the midst of the Covid pandemic.

Meet up with Joni on her blog ( and website (, on Twitter (@JoniMartins3), Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. She would be happy to meet you there. The latest developments regarding her work can also be found there.





Amazon Customer

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2023

When Daryll Williams wakes up to what he thinks is a normal day, he is mystified when everyone except his three-year-old daughter, Lizzie, is ignoring him. When he finds out the reason for this, he realises he must find out what has happened or place his family in mortal danger. However, this is difficult when he can no longer talk to the people he loves and has no memory of what has happened. An unusual murder mystery which I enjoyed.

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2023

Daryl cannot understand why everyone around him is ignoring him, except for his three year old daughter, who unlike everyone else can see her father. The truth is,
he has been murdered, but by who? There are only four adults and two children in the house. So, who is the killer?
To find the answer, I recommend you read the book!



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