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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 Narrator: January LaVoy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nina Reilly Series Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780743597517
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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.” 

    Audiofile

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

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 Lori | 2/1/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 1/31/2014

    " Well written book, a sequel to an earlier novel. More of a mystery than a courtroom drama, but good nonetheless. My problem? I am tired of Nina stringing Paul along. She knows the man loves her. After all as this book points out he would literally kill for her, and go to prison for her. But she keeps him around just for an occasional shag. Either marry him or get rid of him already. That said I still recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/30/2014

    " I really have enjoyed this series about a P.I. at Lake Tahoe but this one was dull, about a ski resort owner trying to find the truth about his son's death and some money to be inherited. Blah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoy this series, have followed the characters for years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/13/2014

    " An easy and good read. Very funny in parts and very serious in others. Nina is a good protagonist. Since this is the first book I have read by Perri O'Shaughnessy, I have no idea whether or not there are others with Nina and Paul, but the ending of this book leaves room for more adventures with them. This book will keep you guessing right to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Beese | 1/13/2014

    " Another good story by these sisters writing under the name of Perri O'Shaughnessy. Good book and the end was a total surprise. I did get a little confused by the sections in italics and still not totally sure what was going on there. would love to see another book come out by this sister team. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerrie Whiteley | 1/6/2014

    " Just started this. Looking forward to the twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Trawick | 12/7/2013

    " In this author's short stories, it's clear that one sister writes creepier and more brutal scenes. That sister's writing was more evident in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1d2 | 12/5/2013

    " A fun, quick read with characters I already know. Kept me guessing until the end. My only annoyance was all of the attention paid Nina's shoes. While it made some sense near the end, most of the earlier mentions seemed to be overkill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Hackley | 11/24/2013

    " I love the Nina Reilly books, and this one would have been a four-star book for sure if it hadn't been for the random "excerpts" of Sandy's "novel." They were distracting and poorly written, and they added nothing of value to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Dykhouse | 11/19/2013

    " I enjoy these authors. Very good story line but lots of surprises. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 11/7/2013

    " I have read a few in this series, and like the characters and setting. But this book seemed not as detailed as past stories. It was a quick, semi-entertaining read, but no depth to the characters or the story. The ending was pretty 'blah'. A little disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Blacker | 10/19/2013

    " Another in a long string of legal thrillers, with the added bonus of being set in such beautiful natural surroundings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 7/2/2013

    " I would really like to give this book another half star. It was good but maybe not good enough. Why? I don't know and can't really complain about it, but I still felt disappointed after reading it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly Lynch | 6/8/2013

    " These books always make me want to visit Lake Tahoe. I have read all of them in this series but I did not enjoy this one as much as others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 4/17/2013

    " I always love reading books where I already know all the characters. This next Nina Reilly novel is just as good as all the previous ones. A good story with just enough twists to keep me entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Jordan | 3/1/2013

    " This one is good to but u got to stick with it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/20/2012

    " Did not like this book as much as her others with this character. Did not feel as things were explain as well as other books with this character "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 8/23/2012

    " I especially enjoyed this most recent book in the Nina Reilly series because it resolved issues from previous books. I love how Nina's son Bob is growing up in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vsw1952 | 4/15/2012

    " I know most people really liked this. The beginning had promise, but the story just bogged down and I became bored with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Menaster | 2/2/2012

    " Well written, well paced, very readable. But very much a sequel. I'm not sure this would make sense without reading the previous books. Not really a lawyer thriller, minimal courtroom action, only a civil proceeding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Gulbranson | 7/30/2011

    " Very strong plotline with lots of twists & turns. Fast & easy reading. Good mystery & I went through 3 or 4 different theories before figuring out what the end was going to be. Always fun:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 7/20/2011

    " Quick reading, engrossing, plenty of leads (both real and false) Fun legal thriller set in beautiful Lake Tahoe. "

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