Saturday, 3 May 2014

Heather's Review of Phantom Dreams by T.K. Harris

Title: Phantom Dreams
Author: T.K. Harris  
Release Day: June 6th, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Thriller, Mystery, Suspense


FBI Special Agent Jack Matthews finds himself on yet another serial killer case, having barely recovered from the last disastrous hunt. Still stiff from a gun shot wound in his leg, under investigation for a botched job, and having lost his fiancée when she walked out on him, Jack is beginning to wonder if it isn’t time to move on to something new. But, for Jack, these cases are personal and he can’t say no.

Marketing specialist Kathy Gilliam leads a fairly boring life. If she’s not working or caring for her ailing father, then she is doing whatever it takes to avoid going anywhere near crowds of people. Her few distractions include her friend Margo Longfellow, occasional hiking trips, and her increasingly alarming dreams of women dying.

As her nightmares cause her to begin to doubt her sanity, the media releases news of the “Coast-to-Coast Killer” and Kathy discovers her dreams may be related. In a moment of panic, Kathy does something that places her on the FBI’s “persons of interest” list. Suddenly, her life is set on a collision course with Jack who must decide if Kathy is the killer or destined to become a victim.

Heather's Review:

First off, once again, I do not do spoilers.  This makes this genre extremely hard to write an in depth review but I will do my best.

I love all genres but I do have a special place in my heart for paranormal mystery/suspense.  This book definitely grabbed my attention along with my heart.  The characters are well written but even better than that, they were immensely intriguing, both as individuals and how they interact with others.

I really won’t even try to discuss the genre’s subject matter because even just a little would result in spoilers, and as I’ve already said, that’s not me.  I will say that the twists and turns the author throws at you not only keep you on the edge of your seat but really make you second guess some of your expectations of what you were absolutely certain you were going to find on the next page.

Steven Speilberg said once in regard to his movie Jaws, that he learned you could only really surprise your audience once maybe twice in a film and get the big “crowd jump reaction”.  I think that’s mostly true when it comes to entertainment but the author definitely tempts that theory, and successfully if you ask me.

I will definitely be adding T.K. Harris to my list of authors to read.

Author Bio:

T.K. Harris was born in California and lived a gypsy sort of life traveling the world as a military brat. She has been writing since she was a child and as had several short stories published by various magazines, including one in Woman's World. She currently lives and works in Colorado as a Senior Solutions Architect and IT Instructor and has recently had her first novel, Phantom Dreams, published. She is looking forward to her next two books, already outlined and partially written.

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