Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hidden in Dreams by Davis Bunn

Hidden in Dreams by Davis Bunn, Howard Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), $14.99 list price, paperback. 

From the publisher:
Dr. Elena Burroughs’s life is spiraling out of control. Her controversial stance on dream interpretation has cost her a job, a romance, and all credibility in academic circles. Her literary agent tries to leverage the outcry into a publicity tour, which soon attracts a quirky following. Among the skeptics and mystics is a condescending scientist. But Elena finds his research holds ominous parallels with her own. A certain dream pattern has foretold every major catastrophe stretching back to the dawn of civilization. And now this dream is repeating itself in countless nightmares across the globe.

Elena is confronted with a harrowing realization: the clock is ticking down to a cataclysmic financial collapse. Her desperation mounts as the prediction infiltrates her own dreams. Will this scientist become an unlikely ally—and maybe something more? Could an ancient biblical secret about the power of dreams and visions offer them an escape?

When Dr. Elena Burrough begins having the same dream of a coming global economic collapse that random people from around the world are also having, she unwittingly becomes the spokesperson for the group because of her background in dream psychology and interpretation.  But as she delves deeper into what the dreams mean and what may be causing them, she discovers something more sinister that she could have imagined.  She turns to a handful of people she thought she could trust only to discover someone in their midst does not want the real meaning behind the dreams revealed.  The clock is ticking toward catastrophe and Elena must save herself, those she loves, and maybe the world itself before it's too late.

This book is actually the sequel to one entitled Book of Dreams, which I did not read, but I didn't miss out on anything and any background needed to tell this story was covered well.  The story held my interest so much that I actually couldn't put it down and finished it in one day.  It has a subtle Christian theme that is not preachy. 

I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more by this author.  Anyone looking for a good summer read will not be disappointed with this thriller.

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