Killer Dreams

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Iris Johansen
Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with a new suspense thriller guaranteed to keep readers turning pages all night long-an adrenaline-laced shocker that pits a mother and son against a killer who's the stuff of nightmares.
If you close your eyes, he'll get you. Sophie Dunston knows all too well how dreams can kill. As one of the nation's top sleep therapists, she specializes in the life-threatening night terrors that her ten-year-old son, Michael, suffers from. But she is also an expert in another kind of terror-the kind that can turn a dream life into a living nightmare in the blink of an eye.
Someone is watching. He's a shadowy figure from out of her darkest fears and he hasn't forgotten her. In one shocking moment of violence, he'd shattered Sophie's world forever and left her with only one thing to live for: her son. But the nightmare isn't over for Sophie Dunston. It's just begun. He's been waiting. Sophie was supposed to die the first time around, but fate intervened. This time he'll make sure that not even a miracle will save her.
It wasn't a miracle that saved Jock Gavin, but it was pretty close. A semiretired hit man, commando, and jack-of-all-deadly-trades, he knows what Sophie is up against-and that she'll need help. But the man he's chosen for the job is as unpredictable as he is dangerous. Matt Royd is a wild card-hard, cool, merciless-and putting him into play changes the game completely. But to whose advantage?
Sophie will soon find out. She will have to trust Royd because she has no choices left. Because the bogeyman haunting her dreams is all too real and he's on the hunt again. Because the nightmare he's got planned for Sophiewon't end when she wakes up screaming. It won't end. Ever.

Reviews (10)

Killer Dreams

Written by Kristi on March 19th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Wasn't scary like I thought it would be. But was okay.


Written by Anonymous on July 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

I just could not get into this book at all and was very confused. I sent it back before I finished the first CD

Great Read A+++++

Written by Anonymous on May 1st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It kept me wanting more with each new twist and turn.

How does this woman get published?

Written by Deb Diemetric on April 28th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I forgot that I'd read (listened to) one of her books before. Otherwise I wouldn't have listened to this one. It was even worse! I couldn't even listen to the last few disks. The characters are shallow. The dialog is repetitive. Did I mention the dialog is repetitive? She needs a thesaurus in the worst way. How does someone with such a limited vocabulary (if I heard "strode" or "gaze" one more time I might have vomited) get published? And not just once! How does she do it? Does she have a doting uncle in "the biz?" Maybe she's paying the publisher... Also, why is this in the thriller/suspense category? It was neither. It is more of a romance novel, and it's not even good at that! If you have half a brain and would like to turn what remains into mush, give this mindless drivel a listen. Otherwise stay away... Stay far away.


Written by Anonymous on April 24th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I thought the book was very hard to get through. The majority of the text was dull & VERY repetitive conversation. The plot is more suited for a comic book. And the villain is only rivaled only by Austin Power's Dr. Evil for his unexplained desire to be evil solely for the sake of being evil.

Killer Dreams

Written by the bookmark on December 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 2/5

This was one of the most misguided books I've heard. The initial promise of suspence is lost in the drawn out and predictible romance. I will be skeptical of future books by this author.

Killer Dreams

Written by Lynn S on October 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I guess I am the lone dissenter. If Sophie said shut up one more time, I was going to throw the disk out of the window. This book will keep me from reading any more of Iris Johansen's work.

Killer Dreams

Written by Anonymous from Cottonwood, AZ on October 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a very good book; suspenseful, intriguing and kept me on the edge of my seat.

Killer Dreams.....

Written by Anonymous from Bolivar, MO on September 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Iris Johanson can write!!!! This book was awesome. The romance was predictable as it is in all of her books, you know it's going to happen and you can't wait but the terror and the intrigue are intense and scary, kept me awake! Well Done!

Killer Dreams

Written by Anonymous on July 20th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I haven't read or heard much of Iris Johansen's stuff, but this book will change all that!! I was blown away by the story line, excellent!! What an imagination!! Highly recommend this book, I listen to books while running in the morning, this book got me out the door early so I could listen to the next CD!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Johansen, Iris

Johansen began writing after her children left home for college. She first achieved success in the early 1980s writing category romances. In 1991, Johansen began writing suspense historical romance novels, starting with the publication of The Wind Dancer. In 1996 Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great success. She had seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers as of November 2006.[1]

Johansen lives in Georgia and is married. Her son, Roy Johansen, is an Edgar Award-winning screenwriter and novelist. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant.