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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,766 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9780739324844
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New York Times best-selling author Iris Johansen returns with a new suspense thriller guaranteed to keep readers turning pages all night long, an adrenaline-laced shocker that pits a mother and son against a killer who's the stuff of nightmares.

If you close your eyes, he'll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation's top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her 10-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror, the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.

Someone is watching. He's a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears, and he hasn't forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he'd shattered Sophie's world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn't over for Sophie Dunston. It's just begun. He's been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he'll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.

It wasn't a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semi-retired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against, and that she'll need help. But the man he's chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card, hard, cool, merciless, and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?

Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the boogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he's on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he's got planned for Sophie won't end when she wakes up screaming. It won't end. Ever.

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  • A fast-paced, riveting, suspenseful read, with an underlying sense of romance between the two main characters. State, Columbia, SC

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jak | 2/19/2014

    " First book I've read by this author. Most likly it is the last book I'll read by this author. Stinks "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 2/16/2014

    " Garbage. I have no idea why I keep on reading books by Iris Johansen, and then keep on giving them 1 or 2 stars. This was my 6th and my last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Stein | 2/16/2014

    " Part of the Eve Duncan characters, but she is not in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/16/2014

    " Page turning enjoyable read that was hard to put down. It was fun to catch up with characters that had been introduced in previous books. It's difficult to identify this series but I'll definitely read more of them. It's an off shoot of the Eve Duncan series although she wasn't in this book. Instead, Jane and Joe appeared briefly and Jock and MacDuff intermittently. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 2/14/2014

    " it took me a few tries to get into this book, nothing like her other books i have read that i have a hard time putting them down. But i finally got into and enjoyed it ok. The idea of the storyline was a little out there for me but i am glad i finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Haller | 2/8/2014

    " This book started with a real bang, literally. However from there it was all downhill. One of Johansen's weaker books, in my opinion. Never really developed the supporting cast characters, it was hard to get too involved with them. I had to force myself to finish the book once the initial incident was explained. That is never a good sign. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 2/3/2014

    " Having suffered from night terrors, this book was scary to read. I loved the concept of what the mind might be possible of doing... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momm | 1/23/2014

    " Sophie Dunstan works with Matt Royd to save the world from REM-4 and its consequences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/20/2014

    " Johansen is one of my favorite authors. The opening portion of this book caught me so off guard I actually gasped outloud! I'm having a hard time staying away from the book, would like to just read it until it's done but that silly thing called a job is getting in the way! Story and plot line are moving really fast, but it's all very clear so I've not been lost. Great charater development in a very small amount of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boilermkr88 | 1/17/2014

    " I love the Eve Duncan series!!! This is a must read book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terasa | 1/10/2014

    " One can always count on Iris Johansen to deliver a gripping page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan | 12/1/2013

    " Never again. I got really sick of hearing "she moistens her lips" over and over again throughout the story. The storyline wasnt too bad but the details were very choppy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ehab Ahmed | 11/25/2013

    " Nice read. Fast paced and good throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 11/20/2013

    " Suspense novel with some lulls - but REM-4 provides the stimulus for Sophie Dunston, her son, Michael, Jock Gavin, and Matt Royd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Midgley | 11/7/2013

    " Another great book that just couldn't be put down till I finished it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 7/14/2013

    " Still love her books but at this point they are becoming a bit formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 4/7/2013

    " This book was a great read and really surprised me as it was much better than it was made out to be on the back cover, Well to me anyway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kacey | 2/16/2013

    " Wasn't as good as the other books I've read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angela Mcvay | 12/1/2012

    " I didn't like the story line and it was not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 11/30/2012

    " Typical Iris Johansen book, but it was a page turner!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Ely | 10/17/2012

    " The beginning was a bit slow for me. I actually skipped a whole chapter because of all the conversations taking place. Why did I keep reading then? The chemistry between the characters was awesome and the plot kept me turning pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Barrineau-brooks | 7/1/2012

    " I loved this book. It was a real page turner. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stu | 6/3/2012

    " Not much to say about this one. The Heroine was so obnoxious it was hard to even finish the book. If I had been the guys protecting her I think I would have left her at the side of the road and kept on going! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 9/7/2011

    " Not that good...a little to romancey for me and not much of a stroy,to much blah blah blah! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missy | 7/27/2011

    " OK, kind of a bodice ripper "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Youndyc | 7/5/2011

    " Lame! Someone loaned this to me out of the office book exchange - the story line looked like it might be okay, I was expecting more of a thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 5/21/2011

    " Easy read. Ok plot. Typical summer reading material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renna | 5/9/2011

    " Not a Duncan series but very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 5/8/2011

    " A very enjoyable book filled with mystery and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel Sharum | 4/12/2011

    " I like Johansen's books, but her writing isn't always the smoothest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " A very enjoyable book filled with mystery and suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/16/2011

    " Fun, light read that has a fast pace and very enjoyable characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 1/30/2011

    " Not that good...a little to romancey for me and not much of a stroy,to much blah blah blah! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 QuesterMark | 1/26/2011

    " Fun read, but predictable. Written with the intent to become a TV movie perhaps? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missy | 1/15/2011

    " OK, kind of a bodice ripper "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2011

    " killer dreams was assome!!!! i loved it!! but it ended gosh!! uit has to be a movie its so cool "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 11/26/2010

    " This book was OK. The short description on the back of the book was a little more exciting than the book itself..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillan | 9/28/2010

    " Very amazing plot. Addictive characters. I love Sophie & Royd's relationship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/23/2010

    " good suspense from the first chapter to the last. Johansen always come through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 9/5/2010

    " Predictable. The dialogue is horrible but I found the plot line to be a little unique and interesting. Definitely a bargain book purchase! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 8/24/2010

    " Dreams are an intriguing subject, but pass on this one. It is far more about the male and female romance - ceaseless and boring banter - between the two main characters. It was a real disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 8/14/2010

    " This book was really good! It pulled you in and kept you wondering what was going to happen next. A great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 7/3/2010

    " Good suspense thrillers from this author--have read several of her works and enjoyed them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/15/2010

    " Quick fun summer read -- the good guys save the day! :) "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford.