Monday, May 14, 2012

Charlene Reviews: In Dreams by Robert Logan

ISBN #: 978-1614930297
Page Count: 218
Copyright: February 10, 2012
Publisher: The Peppertree Press


In the mountainous outskirts of Boulder, Colorado a serial killer begins killing people in the same exact manner as four unsolved murders in the area from forty-one years ago. The police suspect a copycat. But when Jack Corbitt experiences a bizarre phenomenon, he begins to believe the police are dead wrong.

During a series of a new life saving cancer treatment, Jack's brain is somehow able to open a mysterious portal to the past. He is stunned to discover that he is able to communicate with Maggie Roper, a newspaper reporter from forty-one years ago who is investigating the unsolved murders. The telepathic connections come in the form of dreams after each treatment. Jack helps Maggie investigate the brutal murders of the four people in 1971. By doing so, he discovers that a serial killer is not only murdering people in the present, but is also slicing through time as well. Using the same para-psychological event as Jack, the killer is able to commit these gruesome crimes again in the past.

Knowing that his telepathic abilities will likely end when his treatments are finished, Jack must race against time - and through time to stop a deranged present day serial killer who has the ability to murder through the mind of a serial killer in the past. Jack knows that the only way to stop this psychotic murderer is - In Dreams.

Charlene's Review:

When Jack Corbitt is diagnosed with brain cancer, and given only a month to live, he consents to an experimental treatment that uses nuclear medicine. With this treatment comes the possibility of a full cure, but it also comes with the bizarre side effect of time travel, and the emotional weight of stopping a serial killer. Telepathic connections during his treatment allow him to come and go through the mind of a reporter from 41 years prior, who is investigating serial killings that are also taking place in Jack's time. With a limited number of treatments, Jack races to catch the killer before he can kill again.

I started reading this thinking it was too way out there to be believable, and yet, I was quickly hooked. Jack is a great character, fighting for his life, and trying not to change the course of history while still trying to catch a killer that he believes is having the same life-saving treatments as he is. On top of the paranormal aspect, there is Native American influence, suspenseful plotting, and flawless writing. Mr. Logan does a great job keeping the suspense rolling, with a page-turner that ends as spectacularly as it begins.

*A free hardcopy of the book was provided via Maryglenn McCombs, Publicist, in exchange for an honest review.

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