Regular price: $36.37

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

An FBI undercover operation gone bad convinces Rae Gabriella to move near her hometown and work as a private investigator with another former agent. But the small town of Justice, Illinois, is not as safe as she thinks. Attractive and stylish young women, just like Rae, are quietly dropping dead in their hotel rooms, with money and valuables still untouched. When the next victim turns up just a few rooms away from Rae's hotel room, the grieving parents hire her to investigate.
©2006 Dee Henderson (P)2007 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Intriguing plot...fast paced...interesting characters...all of the elements that have made Henderson so popular." ( Publishers Weekly)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    202
  • 4 Stars
    79
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    9
  • 1 Stars
    8

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    174
  • 4 Stars
    45
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    161
  • 4 Stars
    42
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Daisy
  • Beacon Falls, CT, USA
  • 07-22-07

Before I wake

I enjoyed this book very much, good story, well written. The end however left wide open perhaps for a sequel. The narrator was wonderful, keeps listner's in consent supense, was excellent.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Sherry
  • Bloomfield, IN, USA
  • 11-05-08

Before I Wake

Very good book with a christian air. Recomend to anyone wanting a good book without sex or bad language.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • H.
  • MADISON, WI, United States
  • 01-07-11

not finished

The story line was good and interesting and we enjoyed listening to it but the end was weird --like the author just got tired of writing and ended it before anything was resolved. So it left us very unsatisfied. For me if the end is bad the book is not worth my time so I would not recommend it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • tasha
  • Parkville, MO, United States
  • 09-20-09

OK

I used the title OK for this book because it was just that, OK. I have purchased all of Dee Henderson's books on audible and this book was simply not her best. Her earlier works are much better such as the O'Malley series. If you are new to Dee Henderson purchase her earlier works prior to this book. If you read this book first you may not get a true understanding of how utterly talented Dee Henderson really is. This book did a poor job with developing a story line that was believable or interesting. I would not even classify this book as a romance or suspense; it was simply a mess.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

BEFORE I WAKE- Where is the sequel?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The book was great....until the NON-Ending.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I could have lived with the ending if there was a sequel. But it just left you hanging with no answers!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Where's the Sequel.....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Although, I love Dee Henderson's books, I probably wouldn't recommend this one. I enjoyed the whole book until the end. It just leaves you hanging.

Would you recommend Before I Wake to your friends? Why or why not?

Probably not. Simply because of the ending.

Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

Any character is excellent when performed by Tom Stechschulte.

Do you think Before I Wake needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely! We want to know the rest of the story!

Any additional comments?

I absolutely love all of Dee Henderson's books. And I enjoyed this one until it left me hanging at the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, a good story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Before I Wake?

the story line was very exciting

Have you listened to any of Tom Stechschulte’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, he does well. I like that he changes his voice for each character. As well as puts emotion into it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • sandra
  • Palm Springs, CA, United States
  • 12-23-10

excellent

Excellent book. Just finished it and I wish she write a sequel, characters are good and believable, Also nice to listen without a lot of sex and bad language.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    out of 5 stars

Before I Wake

This recordimg seems incomplete.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Don't Buy!

This book was such a disappointment. Listen to the reviews. Henderson did not finish the book but had the audacity to publish it. Like it's been years and there is still not a conclusion to this book