I was contacted by Preetham Grandhi a while ago about this book and agreed to review it. He kindly sent me a copy, signed just for me!
And can I just tell you how glad I am he offered!!
I really really enjoyed this book. I devoured it. It's over 300 pages and I think I read it in four hours. Give or take.
First things first, the cover is beautiful, and haunting. It really catches your eye.
The story is wonderful. An interesting mix of crime thriller, psychological novel and paranormal story. Criminal Minds meets X-Files. What's not to love, right? It reminded me of Orson Scott Card's Lost Boys, which was fabulous.
And did I mention it's really well-written?
In Newbury, a girl has disappeared. Nearby, another girl is hospitalized after nearly jumping off a balcony... in her sleep. When the first girl's body is found, Dr. Peter Gram is disturbed to see that his young patient, Naya, is drawing pictures of a dismembered girl that looks frighteningly like the victim. The pictures are images from her dreams-- the dreams causing her concerning sleepwalking.
Different stories, threads and viewpoints are woven together into a wonderful tale.
Definitely recommended, though it is maybe a bit creepy... so you might not want to finish it late at night... (And I wonder why I'm always tired.)