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ISBN: 0451203054

ISBN13: 9780451203052

Praying for Sleep

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Never Game and the Lincoln Rhyme novels comes a twisty psychological thriller packed into a terrifying 24 hours... When paranoid schizophrenic killer Michael Hrubek escapes from an institution, there's no doubt of where he's headed: to find the woman who put him away and to finally get his revenge. Lis Atcheson knows he's out there--the man who killed two of her students. He's haunted every sleepless...

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A great suspense novel, with his best twist yet

This book was one of Deavers first "real" thrillers. At least, one of the first for which he is best known. This book has everything...there is a great title, just for a start. then there are some great characters, who are very interesting. They are all on the hunt for Michael Hrubek, who has escaped from his psychiatric hospital and is now on his way to gain vengeance on Liz Atchesion, the teacher who testified at his murder trial...this book is typical Deaver. A book set over a short period of time, with twists and turns all the way. Deaver reveals the plot slowly skein by skein, and it unfolds before us like a tapestry. This is one of his most complex plots yet, and almost certainly his most character driven ever. it focuses much more on the relationships between all the characters, and how they act, than many of his others. there is a great plot, it's devious, inventive, exciting, and intriguing. typical Deaver, basically. you never, never, know where the book is going. there are some great revelations along the way, too. the dark and stormy night is a perfect setting for the book, and gives a great feel of calustrohpobia and isolatedness. However, the one thing i didn't like quite so much about this book was that, although it is an excellent thriller, it is a bit too long. Not a lot, but perhaps if it had been 50 pages shorter, and the pace a bit quicker, it would have been perfect, and definitely Deaver's best ever book. Why this book is such a muct-read is the absolutely fantastic twist at the end. It is the best twist Deaver has ever devised. it shies away from the usual twists to do with identity which Deaver usually uses (i.e. people not really being who you tihnk they are) but is much more than that. it is a superb twist, and it really blew my socks off. (even if it is delivered a bit weakly.) A stunning twist. I feel proud to say that i have read it, and hope that a little bit of his magic rubs off on me.

Read this on a dark and stormy night (but not alone).

Another fabulous thriller by Jeffery Deaver. All of his novels are based on a single premise - keep the reader entertained and involved and Praying for Sleep does just that. Mental patient and convicted murderer Michael Hrubek escapes from the looney bin. The people that helped put him there, Lis and her husband have everything to fear when they hear he has escaped. The head of the hospital covers up the disappearance and to make matters worse his therapist believes he is innocent. This leaves Lis afraid for her life...Deaver's novels stand out from the pack for many reasons - the well drawn plot lines and characters and the plot twists and turns. This one has an ending that you will never forget. Praying for Sleep will do for dark and stormy nights what Jaws did for the ocean and psycho did for showers. Don't read this one alone....

Read this on a dark and stormy night (but not alone).

Another fabulous thriller by Jeffery Deaver. All of his novels are based on a single premise - keep the reader entertained and involved and Praying for Sleep does just that. Deaver's novels stand out from the pack for many reasons - the well drawn plot lines and characters and the plot twists and turns. This one has an ending that you will never forget. Praying for Sleep will do for dark and stormy nights what Jaws did for the ocean and psycho did for showers. Don't read this one alone....

Read this on a dark and stormy night (but not alone).

Another fabulous thriller by Jeffery Deaver. All of his novels are based on a single premise - keep the reader entertained and involved and Praying for Sleep does just that. Deaver's novels stand out from the pack for many reasons - the well drawn plot lines and characters and the plot twists and turns. This one has an ending that you will never forget. Praying for Sleep will do for dark and stormy nights what Jaws did for the ocean and psycho did for showers. Don't read this one alone....

My new favorite authour

This book is excellent, Jeffrey Deaver is the master of twists and surprises. I couldn't put this book down, it was different from the Bone Collecter and Maiden's Grave, but just as good, he creates characters with such ease, and he sets the scene and the mood without ever being boring.I haven't read the Coffin Dancer yet, but I can't wait
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