April 16, 2014

Audiobook Review: Sleep No More by Iris Johansen

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Book: Sleep No More
Author: Iris Johansen
Article Type: Book Review

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About the Book: 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.

revoew Audiobook Review: Sleep No More by Iris Johansen

Listened for Review (Brilliance Audio)
Overall Rating 4.50
Character Rating 4.50
Story Rating 450

Audio Rating (not part of the overall): 4.00

First Thought when Finished: Iris Johansen really hit it out of the park with Sleep No More. I love the combination of Eve and Kendra!

Quick Thoughts: Sleep No More combined great characters, a masterful plot, and a quick pace to produce one heck of a read. I really enjoyed seeing Kendra (from her other series) work with Eve in this story. The added element of Eve’s sister (that she didn’t know about) being thrown into the mix really added oomph to the story. (NOTE: I am kind of hoping that Eve’s sister becomes part of Kendra’s series). Eve is a fascinating character and her growth in this book was amazing. At its heart, Sleep No More is a mystery/thriller but Iris has a way of throwing in a compelling human aspect that makes me love her books. I highly suggest checking out her work.

Audio Thoughts: Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers (who does a fantastic job) this is a book/series that I would recommend on Audio. Elisabeth does a great job with pacing and narration of Eve and Kendra.

Final Thoughts: Sleep No More was an excellent addition to the series and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here!

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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7 Responses to Audiobook Review: Sleep No More by Iris Johansen

  1. blodeuedd says:

    Not the audio, but the book yes..maybe, oh I do not know today

  2. Heidi says:

    I want to check out this author but don’t want to pick up a series right now as I will never get it read. I did request a Wendy Staub book so hopefully I will be reading that soon!

  3. I have her books on my wishlist. I read so many thrillers by men, but hardly any by women (not counting my UF stuff). So need to get to her…

  4. Diana Leigh
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    I enjoy thrillers so much more when they have a human aspect too. Sounds great!

  5. Great review :)

    Have I told you I love your Christmasy header?

  6. Jayla
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    You’ve got me sold on this one!! :)

  7. Mary
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    I love Iris Johansen! Of course, she’s one I burned myself out on so I haven’t picked up one of her books in a while but it might be time to see if I can do it — I miss her stories.