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Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite
Sleep With One Eye Open, a breathtaking thriller by Lisa Alfano, chronicles Arianna Worthington’s life. As Senator Leland Worthington’s daughter, Arianna gets the best of everything, including a high-class education at Perpetual Mercy School, an elite boarding school reserved for girls like her. The only downside is Ari does not care for being rich or powerful. She yearns for her deceased mother, whom she never got to mourn. She wishes her busy father would not run for the position of POTUS and instead would be a caring father for once. When glamorous and enigmatic Jess, a new arrival at Perpetual Mercy, becomes her roommate, they soon become inseparable. That is until Ari unearths some shocking truths about Jess, which she was better off not knowing.
The bold narrative and the suspenseful tone hooked me from the very beginning. Lisa Alfano uses ample foreshadowing that promises a dark, ominous future. As the whirlwind named Jess immediately engulfs Ari, we get a distinct sense that something is fundamentally wrong with the picture. A vicious world of lies and conspiracy waits for Ari, threatening to shatter her innocence and even her credibility. As scandalous truths reveal themselves one after another, we end up praying Ari will come out victorious, if not fully unscathed. This incredible roller coaster of a novel ends with a cliffhanger that will leave readers pining for the sequel. I heartily recommend Sleep With One Eye Open to any reader who appreciates thrillers; however, the presence of a few explicit scenes calls for a mature audience.