Thursday, 18 May 2017

Chuckles Retro Reads: Praying for Sleep by Jeffery Deaver

Praying for revenge...Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped to find the woman who put him away. He'll show her what killing is all about...

Praying for salvation...Lis knows he's out there. He's haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him...

And now Lis is Praying for Sleep.

My Review: 
Michael has been locked up for a long time thanks to the evidence that Lis gave to a court, but now he has escaped and is on his way to her house and nothing and nobody is going to stop him. At home Lis is trying to protect her home from the coming storm so hearing that Michael is on the loose is the last thing she wanted to know. As the storm and Michael close in, danger is everywhere...

This was my first Jeffery Deaver book and I thought it was great. The tension is building throughout as Michael slowly gets nearer to Lis, the trackers are following Michael who seems able to evade them and Lis is fretting at home, worrying about the stalker and the storm. The characters are well written, the flashbacks are used well to give depth to the plot and I loved the ending! The twist was brilliant! This made me pick up more of his books so I'm glad I liberated this one from a charity shop...  

At some point I hope to reread this and write a fuller review.
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  1. nothing like a psycho killer looking for revenge! why there is always a storm though?? LOL! :)

    1. Ah we have to have an extra creepy atmosphere!