By Beckie Burnham, author of the By the Book blog
Hidden in Dreams is the second book to feature clinical psychologist and expert in dream analysis, Elena Burroughs. (See my review of Book of Dreams HERE.) In this sequel, Davis Bunn again explores the world of dreams, but ratchets up the suspense level even more.
Elena is now a professor at a small college on the east coast of Florida after the loss of her job, home and promising relationship. Bone weary and emotionally spent, Elena wants more than anything to rest and recover from a humiliating public debate and a grueling book tour. But a visit from the sister of an old friend pulls her back into the unwanted spotlight as a series of dreams affecting people worldwide seems to foretell a world-wide economic crisis.
Bunn brings to life a world rattled by a coming economic disaster that is complicated by disturbing visions in dreamers worldwide. What ensues is a nightmare of bank runs, market manipulation and an ominous global countdown to disaster.
The characters are well-developed and exhibit all the emotions — doubt, fear and uncertainty — that accompany the surreal situation. Many of the characters must confront firmly held beliefs and decide just how much they are in charge of their lives. The action is non-stop and full of twists and turns that keep the reader glued to the page and guessing. And like dreams themselves, one never knows just what is real.
If you like suspense that makes you think, pick up Hidden in Dreams.