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I Do Not Sleep: The life-affirming, emotional pageturner from the Sunday Times bestselling author and journalist

Judy Finnigan

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.

There is nothing more powerful than a mother's love.

Five years ago, Molly Gabriel lost her twenty-year-old son, Joey, to a terrible sailing accident. His empty boat was washed ashore on the rocks, but his body was never found.

Now, Molly has returned to the sands of Cornwall haunted by his disappearance, unable to accept he is gone. Joey was an experienced sailor and died on a calm sea - things just don't add up and Molly cannot let it go. Desperate for answers, she turns to Joey's best friend, Ben, to try and find out what really happened that day...

Intensely emotional and relentlessly suspenseful, I DO NOT SLEEP is the latest bestseller from broadcaster, journalist and Book Club champion, Judy Finnigan.

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Praise for I Do Not Sleep: The life-affirming, emotional pageturner from the Sunday Times bestselling author and journalist

  • Atmospheric, creepy and original, Judy has written a blinder of a first novel - Sun on Eloise

  • Highly readable, incredibly moving in parts, and with wonderful echoes of Daphne Du Maurier, Eloise had me turning pages late into the night - Dorothy Koomson on Eloise

  • [Eloise] has a life of its own thanks to Finnigan's lack of pretension, light touch and obvious passion for the Cornish landscape, which is so lovingly described it's almost a character in its own right. A warm and promising debut - Daily Mail on Eloise

  • A moving meditation on grief, family bonds, motherhood and female friendship - Sunday Express on Eloise

  • A haunting, pacy page-turner, with a real ghostly feel - a must read - Fabulous Magazine on Eloise

  • With her second novel, TV presenter and book club founder Judy Finnigan deserves to be taken seriously as a writer. I DO NOT SLEEP is a tense atmospheric story about a mother who refuses to accept her son is dead - Good Housekeeping

  • There's plenty of emotion in this story... Set in Cornwall, there is melodrama and mysticism and a strong sense of place. - Sunday Mirror

  • Judy Finnigan's Cornwall has echoes of du Marurier... (and) is as much a homage to her adopted home of Cornwall as it is a tale of the imponderable - a mother's grief for her lost son... A cracking read - Irish Independent

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Judy Finnigan

Judy Finnigan was born in Manchester and started work in television as a secretary at the BBC in l971. She became Anglia's first woman presenter in l974. She has twin sons by her first marriage and Jack and Chloe by her marriage to Richard. Richard and Judy began presenting This Morning in l988 and left in 2001. They now present a daily news-based show on Channel 4.

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