Title: Caught (Oneiros Log #1)
Author: M.L.S. Weech
Narrator: Shawn Compton
Nothing is at all what it seems, and for four strangers, they’ll have to discover why before they’re driven over the edge of madness. Within them are the keys to free themselves. They’ll need to traverse a landscape of horrors and fettered secrets.
Unknown to these prisoners, another four desperately hunt for their own freedom – a freedom denied them by the tormenting existence of a monster. They will have to rely on all of their talents and each other to defeat the beast.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to all of them, the spider huddles at the center of its web, plucking its many gossamer strands as it waits…ready to pounce.
Four strangers with seemingly nothing in common are pitted against one another using their nightmares as fuel. While they must struggle to face their internal demons, what’s waiting for them upon waking is far worse.
While the book was a little slow in the beginning, I stuck with it, and I’m glad I did. When the action picks up, it really picks up and I found it nearly impossible to put down. There were so many twists and turns that a few times I had to pause the book to just think about what I had just heard. The characters are well-developed and immersive. The author writes people who feel real, ones that you actually start to care about by the time the book comes to an end. Not to mention the mystery and intrigue carefully woven throughout the story.
I also love stories that mix dreams with reality. I think they’re creepy, and this fit that to a T. If you’re looking for something outside of the box, this would be it.
Narration fit the story perfectly.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.