Perri O’Shaughnessy “will keep you turning pages into the night,” applauds USA Today, in praise of the celebrated novels of suspense starring the audacious yet all-too-human defense attorney Nina Reilly. Now, in a spellbinding new thriller, O’Shaughnessy plunges Nina back into the center of a murderous family game, and reawakens a very real nightmare she had every reason to believe was dead...and buried.
A mix of slick and seamy, South Lake Tahoe, California, is the perfect setting for adventurers, criminals—and lawyers. In addition to coping with her demanding, sometimes creepy, clients, Nina Reilly is dealing with prickly personal issues involving her sixteen-year-old son Bob, his estranged father, and her investigator, confidante, and sometimes lover Paul van Wagoner. Then, in walks disaster. The millionaire owner of a Tahoe ski resort, Philip Strong is the father of Jim Strong, a sociopath who devastated many innocent lives, including Nina’s. Two years earlier, she had to defend Jim against charges of murder. He shattered her life, then vanished. Paul van Wagoner made sure of it.
Now in negotiations to sell his ski resort, Philip has received a letter purportedly from his fugitive son in extradition-free Brazil, demanding his share of the profits. Philip is convinced it’s authentic. Nina’s certain it’s a con, but to prove that means exposing the secrets of someone very close to her. Then two local women are brutally murdered. Nina begins to question their links to her new client, and the truth about Jim Strong’s sudden disappearance. As Nina’s worst fears flood back, with time running out, she’s about to discover that the dreams of the dead can still destroy the living.
With its breakneck pace, pulsing human drama, and serpentine twists, Dreams of the Dead establishes once again why Perri O’Shaughnessy has been hailed as “a master of the legal thriller” (Vincent Bugliosi).
©2011 Perri O'Shaughnessy (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
Didn't read the print version.
Hire the narrator from Case of Lies. It is very difficult to tell one character from another. They all sound alike. Very confusing. Case of Lies narrator, Laural Merlington, did an excellent job of the different voices. You could visualize Sandy as a Native American in Case of Lies, but in this book, she sounds like all the others in the book. She lost all her personality in this book. Very hard to listen to because you can't tell when the characters change. Very disappointed in the performance.
I am only in the 5th chapter but will try to listen to it all. I love the authors.
All I can say is....where in the heck is Laural Merlington???? The person that narrated this book is not good...no, she is awful. The Nina Reilly saga was completely lost because of the different voice and lackluster (and that is being nice) performance. I just hope to get it through it at this point....
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