Book & Author Details:
Fear Dreams by J Schneider
Published by: RGS Media
Publication date: March 28th 2016
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Liddy Barron, an artist, was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her with recurring nightmares, partial amnesia, and an increasing obsession in the disappearance of a coed named Sasha Perry. Was Sasha murdered?
Insecure and nervous, Liddy’s turmoil grows as she begins seeing ghostly images. Her husband Paul tries to help but suspects it’s just her imagination…while intuitive Detective Kerri Blasco, also obsessed with young Sasha’s disappearance, senses that Liddy may have a key to solving the case, and tries to unravel the shocking truth of what really haunts her.
What a slippery book this is. Every time I thought that I had the identity of the villain nailed down, something happened to change my perspective. More changes of mind than an indecisive child in a sweet shop.
I found the narrative to be a bit choppy at certain points, but this, I think, reflected the uncertainty of the lead character. As a narrative tool, it was effective at keeping the reader slightly off balance.
Overall, this was a decent suspense novel, if perhaps a little rushed towards the ending. And, I couldn’t really fathom the relevance (if any) of the rapist investigation (unless that fits into a further storyline). It didn’t seem to add anything other than a distraction for me. Nevertheless, this was an enjoyable book.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
J.A. (Joyce Anne) Schneider is a former staffer at Newsweek. Words and story ideas are always teeming in her head – “a colorful place!” she says. She’s a wife, mother, and loves thrillers and medical thrillers. Once a Liberal Arts major (French and Spanish Literature), she has become increasingly fascinated with medicine and forensic science. Decades of being married to a physician who loves explaining medical concepts and reliving his experiences means that there’ll be medical angles even in “regular” thrillers that she writes.
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