Elena Burroughs finds her life spiraling out of control. She is dismissed from her position as psychologist at the Oxford University clinic. And the man she hoped she might love is lost to the demands of new work in a distant land. Elena accepts her agent’s request for another world tour, resulting in a huge rush of new publicity and some very public conflict with established authorities.
Rachel, a clinical biologist and statistician, approaches Elena for help with the disturbing dreams of one of her patients. Oddly, they mirror Rachel’s research findings about a dream pattern that has foretold every major global catastrophe stretching back to the dawn of civilization.
That night Elena has precisely the same dream as Rachel’s patient, predicting a cataclysmic financial collapse far worse than what brought on the Great Depression.
She searches professional websites and discovers that her most vehement critic has a client experiencing the same repetitive dreams. Together, they form an unlikely alliance, one that threatens to pierce Elena’s emotional isolation.
All the while, the clock is ticking down to devastation. It’s no longer about the dreams. It’s about survival.
"Having been dismissed from her position at Oxford University, psychologist and dream scholar Elena Burroughs accepts her agent's request for another book tour, but before long, Elena is having disturbing dreams of her own—dreams that predict a financial collapse.
Rachel, a clinical biologist and colleague, asks Elena to help one of her patients who is experiencing the same disturbing dream.
VERDICT: Three-time Christy winner Bunn's terrific follow-up to his series debut is a suspenseful page-turner with a touch of the paranormal and plenty of memorable characters and exciting action." ~Library Journal