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Killer Dreams
Killer Dreams
Author: Iris Johansen
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...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553586534
ISBN-10: 055358653X
Publication Date: 8/28/2007
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 406 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Lulu68 avatar reviewed Killer Dreams on
Helpful Score: 7
Normally I enjoy Iris Johansen's books, but this one I had a hard time getting through. It was slow and disjointed. The interaction between the characters was tiring and the dialogue was cheesy. It had the potential to be a good story, but Sophie was a whiner. I wanted to just slap her. I felt like I had started the book in the middle and had missed something all the way through it. Not one of her best works at all. No wonder the title is "Killer Dreams", it puts you to sleep and you have nightmares about having to finish it.
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Helpful Score: 7
First Iris Johansen book I have read and I absolutely loved it. Her characters are vivid, real, and mesmerizing. The story line keeps you guessing and wanting more. A difficult book to put down once you start. I highly recommend this book if you are a lover of mystery, romance, and the unexpected twists and turns this writer provides.
Bravescatz avatar reviewed Killer Dreams on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I kept thinking I had read this book. The "love" scenes were worded exactly as in a previous book, character names were different. The tough guy wants the victim and tells her he is going to get her just like in a previous book. The victim ends up in the hand of the villain to protect a loved one she does as he wants but it's a set up, just like in a previous book. It's just so close to another of her books, no new material, just change the names? I love her books but this one was a let down. If you haven't read her previous book it might be okay for you. If you have you're going to feel like you've already read it. Not her best idea for a book. Change it up, we don't want to keep hearing the tough guy tell the victim he is going to have to have sex with her to stay sane. I hope her next book is better or I may not be in a hurry to get any more. I guess they run out of ideas.
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Helpful Score: 5
If you like Iris Johansen, you will like this one. Keeps you reading, until the very end.
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Helpful Score: 4
My first read by this author. I couldn't put it down! Read it in two days.
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sheriw avatar reviewed Killer Dreams on + 38 more book reviews
Killer Dreams (Iris Johansen)
Sophie Dunston is a researcher in sleep problems/sleep terrors etc. Her son also suffers from sleep apnea and terrors. She is trying to rid him of these terrors. But she has a secret past, a secret that could kill her.

Enter into her life is Matt Royd, unpredictable, ruthless and dangerous.
It seems he may be her only choice to stay alive, she must trust him it is her only change at survival. When her sons life is in danger, she moves forward with Royd to uncover the hidden truth and stop a madman before he destroys more lives.
deborah-d avatar reviewed Killer Dreams on + 33 more book reviews
A very good book and keeps you quessing about what is going on until the end.
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Another great thriller from Johansen. Excellent read.
esjro avatar reviewed Killer Dreams on + 899 more book reviews
If we still had cable, I'd be able to watch a Lifetime movie instead of reading something like this. All the author's standalone books are very cheesy and formulaic, but I like to keep one or two around for when I need to shut my brain off. This was not her best in terms of suspense, and also because the hero is referred to as Royd. Very, very poor choice: âOh, Royd!â
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This book was very good kept my interest read it in two days dang talk about a great story weaver...I will be reading more of her books...very soon..this copy is in no shapr to go anywhere though so is being donated to a local hospital...
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Really enjoyed reading this book. Always keeps you turning the pages to read more.
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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. But the nightmare isn't over. 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.
Matt Royd is a wild card---- hard, cool, merciless---- and the man chosen to protect Sophie. 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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Spell-binding--made me want to read it all in one sitting. True Iris Johansen style.