Sleep No More by Iris Johansen

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5 Critic Reviews

Johansen throws in enough crooked characters to house an entire prison in a plot that starts out with promise but ends up being a snoozer.
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Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen comes a new thriller that will have Eve Duncan questioning everything she thought she knew about her family and her past

One woman held captive for decades…

Another one freed by the truth…



Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan knows what it's like to be haunted by the past. For years after her daughter Bonnie was stolen from her, she fought for closure. But now as she's striving to begin anew, she can't shake the feeling that something terrible is about to happen—or maybe already has. When her mother, Sandra, asks for help in finding a missing friend named Beth Avery, Eve is sure that she's hiding something. It's odd that Sandra would get involved at all, and the fact that she adamantly refuses to go to the police for help reinforces Eve's suspicions that something is very wrong.

Eve learns that Beth has been locked away in a mental hospital for years, which makes it even harder to understand how she could have disappeared. As Sandra reluctantly reveals small pieces of the truth about Beth's identity, Eve is shocked to discover that their lives are strangely entwined, and Beth's disappearance now puts them all in grave danger.
Desperate, Eve enlists a secret weapon to pick up Beth's trail: rogue profiler, Kendra Michaels. With an uncanny ability to detect clues and solve puzzles, Kendra begins to uncover the bizarre circumstances of Beth's escape from what should have been the safety of her hospital room. Beth is on the run, and as her mind clears--detoxing from the drugs that have held her prisoner--she begins to see the threads of a twisted plot within the powerful Avery family, threatening to destroy Beth and anyone else who might jeopardize the high-stakes game that is already in play.

 

About Iris Johansen

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Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust and more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.From the Paperback edition.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 399 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Nov 04 2012
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Critic reviews for Sleep No More
All: 5 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Sep 02 2012

Johansen throws in enough crooked characters to house an entire prison in a plot that starts out with promise but ends up being a snoozer.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Aug 13 2012

Series fans will be pleased to discover that Beth, like Eve, is a strong woman who has endured many trials in her past.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Judy Gigstad on Nov 21 2012

The mixture of crooked psychiatrists, powerful politicians and teenage lust make for a suspenseful and riveting story. This is a compelling must-read novel for Eve Duncan lovers and those new to the series, who will certainly become Johansen fans.

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Portland Book Review

Good
Reviewed by michaeld on Nov 20 2012

Sleep No More is a gripping and poignant tale of power, intrigue, family, danger and suspense.

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Night Owl Suspense

Below average
Reviewed by ELF on Oct 01 2012

It had all of the requisite elements that characterize her suspenseful tales but somehow I wasn’t as enthralled as I usually am by her tales.

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