Liddy Barron, an artist, was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her with recurring nightmares, gaps in her memory, and an increasing obsession in the disappearance of a coed named Sasha Perry. 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.
Fear Dreams felt like a mixture of genres. For one I loved the ghostly aspect of it but it also felt like a story of mystery and suspense mixed with a psychological thriller with a crime series thrown in for good measure.
It certainly makes for some intriguing reading that starts off steady then picks up speed until before you know it, your hurtling towards the end.
Liddy is still recovering from a pretty horrific road accident. Physically she is on the mend but mentally she seems to be losing it. At times I actually thought I was going crazy along with Liddy. Her obsession with missing Sasha soon became my obsession as I wanted to know as much as Liddy why Sasha has disappeared.
I liked detective Kerri, she seems to work a lot on gut instinct and she goes above and beyond her role as a detective. I liked how she genuinely cares about Liddy and I enjoyed seeing the friendship growing between the two women.
Fear Dreams I believe may be part of a crime series but as I haven’t read any of the authors other novels, it can easily be read as a stand alone. The author certainly keeps the reader on their toes with some twists in there so that your never quite sure who is responsible for the disappearance of Sasha up until the author is ready to reveal it to them.
Many thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.