Book Review: Nightmare of Dreams

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.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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