Greg Iles Sleep No More

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Sleep No More

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The New York Times-bestselling Dead Sleep brought Greg Iles more fans than any of his novels to date. Critics used words like "ingenious" (The New York Times Book Review) and "stunning" (People) to describe its potent mix of evocative Southern setting, passionate characterizations, and dramatic action.

In Sleep No More, he returns to the territory of some of his best-loved works, the steamy and hypnotic small-town Mississippi where Iles himself grew up. In this new novel, John Waters is a husband and father happy with his lot in life, though he has not always felt that way. Years earlier he escaped an obsessive love affair, which he feared might consume him. The woman in question disappeared after Waters married, and later he heard that she was killed in New Orleans. But now, Waters has the uneasy feeling that she has resurfaced to trouble him-and entice him-once again.

A woman whom he meets casually stuns him with a smile, and a secret only this former lover would know. But when this alluring stranger is suddenly murdered, Waters's quiet life is enveloped in a whirlwind of guilt and suspicion, revealing the shadow sides of love and friendship-and the terror that can result when passion becomes obsession.

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Eve Sumner has an uncanny resemblance to a long-dead woman with whom John Waters was once obsessively in love. The successful Mississippi oilman's college affair with Mallory Candler ended long before she was killed, but the mysterious Eve knows things about that affair that only Mallory could have known. That's more than a coincidence, since Eve is actually Mallory's reincarnation—or, at least, she's the corporeal body into which Mallory's restless soul seems to have migrated. Long before the bizarre denouement of this supernatural thriller--a departure for Iles, whose previous thrillers have been much more straightforward--the reader's sympathies have been engaged by Waters, a decent man whose best friend may be his worst enemy and whose past may destroy his future. Iles has many gifts as a storyteller, including ingenious plotting and solid pacing, both of which are on display here, but this foray into the occult doesn't show them off to best advantage. --Jane Adams

About the Author:

Greg Iles is the author of Dead Sleep, 24 Hours, The Quiet Game, Mortal Fear, Black Cross, and Spandau Phoenix.

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