Friday 10 February 2017

Dream State: The Sleeping Detective Series Book One by Charles R. Hinckley (2016)

Publisher's Information

August Chase is an ordinary man plagued by extraordinary precognitive dreams. When he foresees the brutal murder of a young woman, he tracks her down to warn her. His warnings go unheeded, and the dreamed murder becomes a reality. The victim’s sister, frustrated by slow police work, enlists August’s help, and he is launched into his first case as a private investigator. Delving deep into the victim’s life, he soon discovers a common thread in the shadowy world that may have claimed her. This is book One of the August Chase Mystery Series.

My review

A fast paced mystery with supernatural elements, Dream State is a great introduction to the Sleeping Detective series.

The whole concept of August Chase trying to prevent the deaths of people he sees in his dreams is quite thrilling. It's a race against time, firstly to find out the identity of the person, and then to convince them that their life is in danger. This leads to a lot of suspicion, fear and confrontation between August and the people he is trying to help. 
I loved the sub plot running through the novel. Chase sets up his own psychic detective business and his first client proves to be a challenge. Chase's abilities are tested as he tries to help a client find out what happened to his sister. This aspect of the novel was a source of humour but also nerve tingling and creepy! 
I can't wait to read more of the Sleeping Detective series.

I was provided a review copy via Word Slinger Publicity.

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