"A stunning debut . . .original, thought-provoking, and downright wonderful."
–Michael Connelly, New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Closers and Echo Park
“I wept over this book as I read it, and I'm still haunted by it . . . disturbingly powerful.”
-Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author of A Recipe for Bees
“A literary supernatural thriller that grips the reader in a chokehold and doesn’t let go until the very last line. . . . It never shies away or backs down from its questioning of faith, theology, morality and mystery. . . a unique, spellbinding, and ultimately uplifting gem.”
-- The Globe and Mail
“Through a tale that is both intimate and profound, Robert J. Wiersema reminds us there is magic in truth, and truth in the fantastic. An edge-of-your-seat debut that is never faint of heart.”
-Ami McKay, author of The Birth House
"A wonder to behold. A deft fusion of intimate family story, suspense and religious exploration. One of those books you just don't put down until you've read to the last page. . . Magnificent.”
--The Edmonton Journal
"Deceptively easy to read because it is so well written and so emotionally engaging. It will haunt you long after you've lent it to a friend. And lend it you will, because it is just too good not to share."
“Before I Wake provocatively dances along the lines between faith and science, life and death."
--Andrew Pyper, author of Lost Girls
“Engrossing and carefully plotted . . . Wiersema’s compassion and sympathy for his characters are genuine. . . he tells a cracking good tale.”
--Quill & Quire