Title: Nightmare of Dreams

Author: Liz Kuchel

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Dreams-psychological-bittersweet-white-knuckle-ebook/dp/B07N1PLWBS

Summary

U.S. and Aust. law enforcement collaborate on heinous pedophilia case in Ft. Lauderdale

A dark figure stood close by, satisfied, exhilarated, aroused: placed a hand over Joseph’s eyes and closed them. Muttered in a crazed voice, “Sleep baby, sleep.”

Rory Steele, an Aussie detective, assists a special crime unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a baffling missing children’s case.
As the crimes intensify, Rory is drawn into a tangled web of ghastly atrocities, and he discovers that he too, is a target of a deranged individual’s malevolence.
Enjoy Rory’s quick Aussie wit and romantic exploits as he navigates a tortuous path through the dark underbelly of Florida’s elite society.
NIGHTMARE OF DREAMS is thrill-packed police procedural and an illuminating expose of detective Rory Steele, a likeable twenty-first-century Aussie guy and his equally endearing American colleagues.
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE SERIES OF RORY STEELE MYSTERIES, WRITTEN BY SOUTH AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR, LIZ KUCHEL

My Review

4/5 Stars

Definitely a chilling read.

Nightmare of Dreams tells the story of 5 abducted children from different perspectives: the view of the ‘Monster’, the view of Cathy (one of the abducted children), and from the detective. As the story progressed, the details were written in a dark manner, but one that made the story very believable. Even though I found it a bit more difficult to read than other books in the genre because it was about children, I loved the contrast of Cathy’s POV to the Monster’s POV because as a reader, it gives us a good look into the mind of the victim and the killer.

If you’re a fan of darker psychothrillers, this is the book for you.

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