When All the World Sleeps by Lisa Henry & JA Rock ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

Title: When all the World Sleeps

Author: Lisa Henry & JA Rock

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: Amber Shah

Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 01/12/2017

Length: 12 hours 11 minutes

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Gay Romance

Summary:

Daniel Whitlock is terrified of going to sleep. And rightly so: he sleepwalks, with no awareness or memory of his actions. Including burning down Kenny Cooper’s house—with Kenny inside it—after Kenny brutally beat him for being gay. Back in the tiny town of Logan after serving his prison sentence, Daniel isolates himself in a cabin in the woods and chains himself to his bed at night.

Like the rest of Logan, local cop Joe Belman doesn’t believe Daniel’s absurd defense. But when Bel saves Daniel from a retaliatory fire, he discovers that Daniel might not be what everyone thinks: killer, liar, tweaker, freak. Bel agrees to control Daniel at night—for the sake of the other townsfolk. Daniel’s fascinating, but Bel’s not going there.

Yet as he’s drawn further into Daniel’s dark world, Bel finds that he likes being in charge. And submitting to Bel gives Daniel the only peace he’s ever known. But Daniel’s demons won’t leave him alone, and he’ll need Bel’s help to slay them once and for all—assuming Bel is willing to risk everything to stand by him.

Story Review:

I read this book back in 2014 shortly after it came out. It stuck with me through the years, and, when I saw it on audio, I had to go back to Bel and Daniel. It was just as moving, thought provoking and sexy as the first time I read it.

While the overall tone is somewhat dark, there is light throughout. Bad things happened and continue to happen but there is hope for the Bel and Daniel. There is love.

I loved how Bel questioned himself and what he thought he knew. He really grew from the first chapter to the last. I hated how much of an outcast the town made Daniel. I wanted to shake everyone, especially his family, to get them to see the poor soul suffering.

Questions of morality, blame, and fault brought forth interesting dialogue and introspection. I like books that make me think. The BDSM elements were well handled and made sense to the situation.

This book wowed me again with the reread. It is definitely still on my favourites shelf!

Narration Review:

Once again, Greg Tremblay brings a great book to life. I really liked the book before but this was even better. Definitely recommend picking up When All the World sleeps in audio!

Links

When all the World Sleeps on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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