First I want to start off this review by saying I read this incredible page turner three times. Yes, three! Why did I read the prolific Cain's knockout debut (Hmmm... not certain I buy this is a debut from the taut, well delivered suspense de force, but it is Ms. Cain's first novel ~ or so she claims. Who am I to say? I mean, it's her story & she's sticking to it! Psst! I still think she is a literary grand dame using a pseudonym. LOL!).
When Dreams Bleed definitely showcases that Cain is a star rocketing the stratosphere.
Cain pulls you in & leaves you holding your breath from the first page. When Dreams Bleed is a well-crafted novel that doesn't need to go for over the top histrionics to weave an intriguing tale. Cain's innovatory thriller builds to a spine-tingling crescendo w/o losing rhythm.
I was mesmerized by Cain's savvy storytelling abilities. In a word: imaginative.
When Dreams Bleed is definitely going to place Cain high on the rank of novelists who create riveting mysteries. Cain's characters are intriguing, authentic three dimensional beings that explode like a Shakespearean play.
Brava to Cain for skillfully penning a lean, swift & captivating plot that doesn't give up as it reaches the end. Let's see how fast you turn the pages ;).
When Dreams Bleed is as gripping as a Sandra Brown novel. All I'm saying is Cain has the talent to nip @ Brown's heels! I love Ms. B but competition is good for the creative soul.
Cain's symmetry of romance & machinations is a delicious blend of cunning!
When Dreams Bleed is deftly plotted w/ a twist that Cain pulls off as completely viable & ingenious! Now, you know why I reread it 3x's!
1. Blown away.
2. Wait a sec.
Grab a copy of When Dreams Bleed but if you start it in the evening... plan on staying up all night long!
***Warning! Holding your breath while reading this taunt thriller will definitely be detrimental to your health! The Book Resort & Robin Cain are not liable for any readers keeling over!***