What worked: This has to be one of the best psychological horror novels I've read in a while. Harrison shows us what Nina sees every time she sleeps. We see a serial killer who stalks his prey and then goes about killing them. Nina doesn't know if in fact she's having horrific nightmares or if she really is witnessing a serial killer in the act. She tries to silence the dreams with caffeine, Adderall, and other ways. The way the killer goes after his victims is cold and calculating. Plus, it's very chilling.
Nina's quest to find the 'truth' has her confide to her friend Warren. They were close in middle school but now they'd grown apart. Lately she's used him to supply her Adderall habit but now she needs a friend to confide in.
The book is divided into Warren and Nina's point of view. We see how hard it is for Warren to believe Nina. At first he thinks it might in fact be the effect of drugs or mental illness. The struggles and conflicts he has in taking all this in is believable. Also he struggles with the fact that he wants Nina to be more than just a friend.
While reading, I wasn't sure if there was a killer or if Nina might in fact have an over the top imagination.
There's twists and turns which end with a chilling reveal that had me shout out loud, "No freakin' way!" I totally didn't see that coming!
Page-turning suspense with one chilling reveal set in the New Mexico desert. A spine-tingling thriller that will have readers surprised at the twist of events.
2. Omg, reveal!