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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (407 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Perri O’Shaughnessy, Perri O’Shaughnessy Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nina Reilly Series Release Date:
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Perri O’Shaughnessy “will keep you turning pages into the night,” applauds USA Today, in praise of the celebrated novels of suspense starring the audacious yet all-too-human defense attorney Nina Reilly. Now, in a spellbinding new thriller, O’Shaughnessy plunges Nina back into the center of a murderous family game, and reawakens a very real nightmare she had every reason to believe was dead . . . and buried.

A mix of slick and seamy, South Lake Tahoe, California, is the perfect setting for adventurers, criminals—and lawyers. In addition to coping with her demanding, sometimes creepy, clients, Nina Reilly is dealing with prickly personal issues involving her sixteen-year-old son Bob, his estranged father, and her investigator, confidante, and sometimes lover Paul van Wagoner. Then, in walks disaster. The millionaire owner of a Tahoe ski resort, Philip Strong is the father of Jim Strong, a sociopath who devastated many innocent lives, including Nina’s. Two years earlier, she had to defend Jim against charges of murder. He shattered her life, then vanished. Paul van Wagoner made sure of it.

Now in negotiations to sell his ski resort, Philip has received a letter purportedly from his fugitive son in extradition-free Brazil, demanding his share of the profits. Philip is convinced it’s authentic. Nina’s certain it’s a con, but to prove that means exposing the secrets of someone very close to her. Then two local women are brutally murdered. Nina begins to question their links to her new client, and the truth about Jim Strong’s sudden disappearance. As Nina’s worst fears flood back, with time running out, she’s about to discover that the dreams of the dead can still destroy the living.

With its breakneck pace, pulsing human drama, and serpentine twists, Dreams of the Dead establishes once again why Perri O’Shaughnessy has been hailed as “a master of the legal thriller” (Vincent Bugliosi).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This solid page-turner packs more than one surprise.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “We hear a story that moves forward logically and cleverly, with characters that sound fully plausible.” 


  • “O’Shaughnessy’s legion of fans, especially those who have read Acts of Malice, should give this one an enthusiastic thumbs-up.”


  • “Feisty, funny Nina engages as always.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Denise Durbin | 2/17/2014

    " I'm in a thriller, mystery phase. This one was mediocre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dwayne Keller | 2/15/2014

    " an ok story but definitely not as good as the previous ones. Too much rambling and extraneous items, like the secretary writing a novel, that detracted from the story instead of adding to it. Very disappointing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jane | 2/7/2014

    " protagonist's juvenile handling of romantic relationships interfere with good story "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lori | 2/1/2014

    " have read her before and liked her but found this one only okay "

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