Sleep No More (Paperback)
by Greg Iles
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John Waters is a successful petroleum geologist with the perfect family. Then one day his world is turned inside out by a single word spoken from the lips of the stunning Eve Sumner. One solitary word that takes him back a decade to another woman and the most passionate of affairs. Mallory Candler was the quintessential Southern Belle. But her captivating beauty and intelligence hid a dark side that John Waters couldn't handle. Mallory loved John with a deep seething passion that threatened to destroy them both, and despite his infatuation he ended their affair. Sometime later her body was found raped and murdered on a New Orleans pier. When John and Eve meet two days later at a cocktail party her parting gesture is a slight squeeze of his hand and the words "You weren't wrong about what I said; it's me John." His blood runs cold. How does Eve Sumner know so many secrets about his past with Mallory Candler? Was their first meeting cleverly orchestrated or simply fate?
Publisher and industry reviews
'Greg Iles is a phenomenal writer' -- Independent on Sunday on DEAD SLEEP 'A thriller that really thrills, a shocker that really shocks' -- Stephen King 'This one bounds along keeping you turning the pages long after sleep beckons' -- Independent on Sunday on DEAD SLEEP 'Terrifying' -- The Mirror 20020803 'Iles is a master storyteller' -- Bolton Evening News 20020803 'Fast-paced and action-packed' -- Irish Independent 20020803
UK Kirkus review
John Waters is a successful petroleum geologist, happily married man and all-round pillar of the community. At least until the strikingly beautiful Eve Sumner arrives in his home town and utters the single word that drags him back ten years into the past and brings the long-deceased Mallory Candler, John's one-time grand passion, back to life in ways that are almost beyond the realms of human comprehension. As the line between the natural and supernatural world becomes increasingly hazy, John finds his sanity stretched to the limit, his freedom threatened and the lives of his wife and daughter in serious danger. Iles excels at grabbing the reader from the beginning and doesn't release his vice-like grip on the imagination until the very end. He combines the natural and supernatural in an effective and believable manner, explaining the possible capabilities of the mind so brilliantly and convincingly that the reader is left questioning every preconception about death and the human soul. Iles is a brilliant storyteller, his characters well-developed and multi-dimensional beings who suck you effortlessly into their world. There are enough twists, turns and red herrings to keep the reader gripped with an overwhelming desire to discover how on earth the protagonist is going to balance his life again. A perfect psychological thriller. (Kirkus UK)
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