Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly tainted (Topics to consider: murder, kidnapping, PTSD, torture, and death.)
A Dream Within a Dream is an intense suspense novel about a man with PTSD, the CIA, FBI, (and as the main character would say, “the rest of the alphabet, too”), chases, heists, terrorists, and so much more. It’s technically the third book in the Coffey & Hill series, but I read it as a stand-alone, and it wasn’t lacking.
This book is actually pretty confusing in certain places. I found that aspect exciting, though, because it is often quite difficult to keep the reader in the dark about what is going on. There are so many twists, turns, and things to discover! I truly didn’t want to put it down.
Another aspect I really enjoyed is the style of chapters. Each chapter is written from a different person’s points of view, but the titles of the chapters tell you whose point of view you are reading. The perspective of The Dream is probably the most captivating to read. Also, the book is divided into sections based on the date. It is all done chronologically and in a very organized manner. So many things happened in such a sort time!
The worst part of this book to me is probably the last few chapters. Unlike the rest of the book, the pacing is a little too fast and ultimately I never quite understood what exactly happened.
If you want a book with good mystery, suspense, woman-power, secrets, and excitement, this just may be the book for you! Carve out a few hours in your day, though, because you’ll want to finish it all at once.