Sonia James has been having nightmares. Some nights, the blade slides neatly between her vertebrae, paralyzing her. Others, it pierces her ribs or punctures a kidney. But no matter the circumstance, the outcome is the same:
She dies an excruciating death.
Determined to end the dreams, Sonia consults a hypnotist who suggests they are visions of a murder that occurred decades ago and an ocean away. With only a week to find answers, Sonia embarks on a journey she might have thought was crazy, if the new voice in her head wasn’t telling her otherwise.
Following unusual leads, she learns that not only are the dreams reflections of a real crime, it’s one she has to solve. If she fails, her nightmares could become reality—again.
Dreams of Justice is a perfectly-executed and enthralling paranormal mystery with a protagonist I truly admired.
– Jenifer Ruff, USA Today Bestselling Author of Pretty Little Girls
What if you woke up one morning suffering from pains that had no explanation except they came from a dream? Sonia, a first time biology professor at NYU is suffering from dreams so persistent and intense that all she can remember is an attack, falling to the floor, and a blade stabbing her over and over! The severity of the dreams has spilled over into every aspect of her life.
One evening, Sonia’s fiancé, Chris, an investment manager, invites her to a work party. Once there, Sonia longs to escape the pretentious atmosphere. She sneaks into another room filled with arcade machines, a bar, and a billiards table.
Something about the arcade machines seems familiar, and Sonia finds herself beside a Pac-Man game. The images return with an intensity she’s never felt before. She can see the machine in her mind, but her perspective has changed. Now, she sees the machine as if she were lying on the floor. Fiery pain shoots through her back as each thrust of the knife takes her breath away forcing her to remember…
Does Sonia suffer from prophetic visions or is there some other event to blame, maybe with a paranormal twist that you’ll never see coming? Following the leads, Sonia discovers her dreams reveal a past crime that she must solve in the present.
A huge fan of this author’s writing, I was thrilled to learn that Maruska had stepped into the realm of paranormal mystery, even though I’ve enjoyed all of her books. I began this novel one evening and could not put it down, reading far into the wee hours. The next thing I knew, the storyline infiltrated my own dreams!
The premise of this mystery is unusual and really drew me into the lives of the characters. Look for the unexpected, as this story is filled with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end making the book worthy as a psychological thriller. This is one book you don’t want to miss!
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book from the author.
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Allison is a YA and mystery/suspense author, blogger, teacher, mom, wife, coffee and wine consumer, and owl enthusiast. Her blog includes humor posts, short stories, and posts on writing strategy, parenting, and teaching.Amazon Author Page
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