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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Burke Narrator: Eliza Foss Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Winner of the Edgar, Macavity and Agatha Awards, Jan Burke is one of the most admired mystery writers in America. The intense sequel to the best-seller Goodnight, Irene, Sweet Dreams, Irene revisits Irene Kelly, an intrepid Las Piernas, California, newspaper reporter.

As the local race for district attorney heats up, candidate Brian Henderson's opponent attempts to smear him by alleging the man's teenaged son, Jacob, is a member of a satanic cult. Jacob comes into the newsroom to meet Irene and assert his innocence in an interview.

The story goes that he briefly visited a coven of high school-aged witches to dissuade his friend Sammy from joining. But a dark figure looms unseen over the proceedings - a ritualistic murderer who leaves pentagrams drawn in blood next to his victims. Undaunted, Irene looks deeper - and what she sees brings her face-to-face with an evil that is all too human. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Babette | 1/16/2014

    " This was book #2 in the series. It was okay, but once I finished it and thought about parts of the plot, they didn't really seem logical. I will probably read the next book some time, but am not in a hurry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/6/2014

    " I do like this series, but I should have been a littled worried when the main character is named Gethsemane Garden and is into Wicca or possibly Satanism. THe relationship between Irene and Frank is always an interesting subplot and can't wait to see how this progresses. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/1/2013

    " I absolutely love this series - how have I missed it all these years? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 9/25/2013

    " Enjoyed getting to know Irene and her man Frank and all her friends much better in this second episode. Good plot as well. Did feel a little funny to have them running all over town with cell phones. My how we've changed in the last 16 years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/20/2013

    " I just could not get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 1/5/2013

    " Not as good as the first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 11/21/2012

    " As all of the Irene Kelly mysteries I've read, this was most enjoyable. An earlier story, it introduced Irene and her new boyfriend Frank, the policeman, to us. Lots of tension and action, I enjoyed very much. It's a a most entertaining series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bbennis | 11/5/2012

    " This is the third book I've read that is part of a series. This one was good but not as good as Goodnight Irene or Blood Lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 8/11/2012

    " I love all of the Irene Kelly mysteries I have read so far. They are not too predictable like other mysteries I have read in the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 7/21/2012

    " I think this book, the second in the Irene Kelly series, is even better than the first! It kept me guessing till the end and had a great mix of new-story and continuing-character-relationship development. And, damn, that Irene is a tough cookie, in a totally real and believable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 7/9/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Irene Kelly; reporter and cop friend track those involved in witches coven and associated murders. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 4/4/2012

    " I checked it out of the library to read during some recent travel but it didn't even make it to the airport. Utterly craptastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janna | 3/12/2012

    " I really enjoy the Irene Kelly series. I love her relationship with Frank (just a little jealous)! I know I'll read the whole series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/2/2011

    " Fun, suspenseful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/7/2011

    " I found this book, along with the first one, mostly predictable. The ride getting there was fun with a couple surprises on the way. I enjoyed the stories and will most likely read more of her books, although I really do prefer not being able to figure out 'whodunit'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanillahugz | 3/12/2011

    " Keeps ya guessing and a good read in a great series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 2/23/2011

    " Zoomed through this. She's a detective with a personality. Not much different than Kinsey in Grafton's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2011

    " I do like this series, but I should have been a littled worried when the main character is named Gethsemane Garden and is into Wicca or possibly Satanism. THe relationship between Irene and Frank is always an interesting subplot and can't wait to see how this progresses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 11/5/2010

    " Enjoyed getting to know Irene and her man Frank and all her friends much better in this second episode. Good plot as well. Did feel a little funny to have them running all over town with cell phones. My how we've changed in the last 16 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 10/4/2010

    " I think this book, the second in the Irene Kelly series, is even better than the first! It kept me guessing till the end and had a great mix of new-story and continuing-character-relationship development. And, damn, that Irene is a tough cookie, in a totally real and believable way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 6/14/2010

    " I love all of the Irene Kelly mysteries I have read so far. They are not too predictable like other mysteries I have read in the past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/27/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Irene Kelly; reporter and cop friend track those involved in witches coven and associated murders.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/28/2009

    " I found this book, along with the first one, mostly predictable. The ride getting there was fun with a couple surprises on the way. I enjoyed the stories and will most likely read more of her books, although I really do prefer not being able to figure out 'whodunit'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJ | 9/8/2008

    " SWEET DREAMS. IRENE - VG
    Burke, Jan - 2nd in series

    Reporter Irene Kelly investigates a "satanic" cult, a dirty political race, and, of course, murder.

    Burke is such a good writer. This was a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bbennis | 5/6/2008

    " This is the third book I've read that is part of a series. This one was good but not as good as Goodnight Irene or Blood Lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori in WA | 9/11/2007

    " 2nd in the series. The first was good, but not great. Hoping this one kicks it up a notch.

    ETA, this one was a bit better. Not a read-until-it's-done book, but enjoyable and worth reading. "

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About the Author

Jan Burke is the author of a dozen crime novels, including the popular Irene Kelly series, as well as a collection of short stories. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband.

About the Narrator

Eliza Foss is an actress who has appeared in numerous theaters in New York City and around the country. She has narrated over thirty books and short stories, been featured in AudioFile magazine, and won five AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations.