Night Visions: A Novel of Suspense

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Samantha Ranvali can't sleep. Haunted by nightmares and the memory of a man who attacked her years ago, she seeks a cure for her insomnia through an experimental study called "Endymion's Circle." The treatment seems to be a success, but after her first full night of sleep in months, Samantha learns that one of the other participants in the study has been murdered. The body is found crucified upside down, and a recording of J. S. Bach's "Goldberg Variations" plays at the scene. As an old lover investigates the crime, he draws Samantha into a mystery that spans over two hundred years and suggests something far more sinister than the police expect. And with each night of Samantha's newfound sleep, she awakens to another ritualistic crime. Every clue takes her deeper into her own past, her own history of loss, pain, and desperation. Every murder reveals that a dark curse has taken hold of her world. And every clue brings her closer to the revelation that she is the next victim. Here is stunning suspense that plays masterfully with the conventions of the genre and perfectly blends historical richness with modern-day terror.

 

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This is definitely a book upon which a movie can be based. Many characters, all developing the same problem that stem from an aged old curse. its both mythical and real at the same time. Insomnia is real and although the book doesn't present the origin of this psychological disorder to be the cause of an ancient curse the manner in which the story unfolds is just beautiful.  

Contents

Parasomnia
1
Night Terrors
7
Missing Pieces
15
Parasomnia
23
Lost and Found
31
Martyrdom
43
Light Without Shadows
55
Visionary
61
Parasomnia
165
Scars
172
The Face
179
Parasomnia
188
No Returns
196
Love Letters
208
Parasomnia
214
Five Thousand Feet
220

Parasomnia
75
Boxes to Fill
81
Connections
87
Parasomnia
105
Parasomnia
137
Quicksand
144
Simon Falls
151
Transmutations
158
Mrs Brinkmeyer
226
Parasomnia
232
The Faceless Man
239
Crimson Doors
249
Parasomnia
255
Parasomnia
270
Aria
283
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About the author (2009)

Thomas Fahy grew up in Los Angeles. His childhood bedroom was furnished with a mattress and box spring, a record player, two shelves lined with his father’s classical records, and a monolithic upright piano. Not surprisingly, music has remained an important part of his life. He received a Ph.D. in literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently lives on the California central coast, where he is working on the sequel to Night Visions.

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