Book Review: Hidden in Dreams

4 Sep

It’s not about understanding the prophecy. It’s about outliving it.

Dr. Elena Burroughs’s life is spiraling out of control. Her controversial stance on dream interpretation has cost her a job, a romance, and all credibility in academic circles. Her literary agent tries to leverage the outcry into a publicity tour, which soon attracts a quirky following. Among the skeptics and mystics is a condescending scientist. But Elena finds his research holds ominous parallels with her own. A certain dream pattern has foretold every major catastrophe stretching back to the dawn of civilization. And now this dream is repeating itself in countless nightmares across the globe.

Elena is confronted with a harrowing realization: the clock is ticking down to a cataclysmic financial collapse. Her desperation mounts as the prediction infiltrates her own dreams. Will this scientist become an unlikely ally—and maybe something more? Could an ancient biblical secret about the power of dreams and visions offer them an escape?

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An internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than six million books in sixteen languages, Davis Bunn is equal parts writer, scholar, teacher, and sportsman.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

My Impressions:

Hidden in Dreams is the second book to feature clinical psychologist and expert in dream analysis, Elena Burroughs. (See my review of Book of Dreams HERE.) In this sequel, Davis Bunn again explores the world of dreams, but ratchets up the suspense level even more. Elena is now a professor at a small college on the east coast of Florida after the loss of her job, home and promising relationship. Bone weary and emotionally spent, Elena wants more than anything to rest and recover from a humiliating public debate and a grueling book tour. But a visit from the sister of an old friend pulls her back into the unwanted spotlight as a series of dreams affecting people worldwide seems to foretell a world-wide economic crisis.

Bunn brings to life a world rattled by a coming economic disaster that is complicated by disturbing visions in dreamers worldwide.  What ensues is a nightmare of bank runs, market manipulation and an ominous global countdown to disaster. The characters are well-developed and exhibit all the emotions — doubt, fear and uncertainty — that accompany the surreal situation. Many of the characters must confront firmly held beliefs and decide just how much they are in charge of their lives. The action is non-stop and full of twists and turns that keep the reader glued to the page and guessing. And like dreams themselves, one never knows just what is real.

If you like suspense that makes you think, pick up Hidden in Dreams.


(I received Hidden in Dreams from Howard Books in return for an honest review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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