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.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2023
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 April 2023
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.