The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Countdown returns with a knock-out suspense thriller 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 ten-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 semiretired 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 bogeyman 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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First audio Johansen book for me. The narrator added a lot to the excitment of the story. The relationship progression between the two main characters was a little predictable but she still keeps you hooked until the end. My only criticism is the number of times that the heroin says "Shut Up!". If I were reading it instead of hearing it, it may not have been as irritating.
I enjoyed the story and was hooked from the beginning. The romance went a little fast near the end, but I was satisfied with my purchase. The Prologue was what captured my attention and started the book off on a high note!
Though I have to agree with RRHood, the female character's vocabualry didn't impress me with her constant replies of "Shut up!". The woman is suppossed to be a doctor and here she could be tossing back some witty repartay with the leading man, but she doesn't most of the time. I know that she and her son go through many hair-raising situations, and she has a right to be angry, but I wish there had been a little more banter on her part. In my opinion, Killer Dreams is not one of my top favorites for Johanson, but she did have me entertained with this book. Overall those were probably my only complaints for an otherwise descent story.
Slap the b!^@h
I listened to the entire creation because I'm too cheap to waste money. Don't waste yours on this one. It doesn't succeed as a thriller, mystery, romance novel, or even a good book. I can't blame the narration, its just too unreasonable. No wonder it was published by the author's company.