Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dream Doctor by J. J. DiBenedetto


Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.

Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him—or making him—dead.

Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.

Dream Doctor is the second book of the Dream Series.

Review by Rochelle Weber:

Sara was an engaging character and it was fun following her through her first month of medical school. Of course, it helps to have a medical background and not be too squeamish when Mr. DiBenedetto describes Anatomy and Physiology class with the smell of formaldehyde and dissecting cadavers. He talks about the need to distance oneself from the people who once belonged to the bodies the students work on—an issue that comes up when the group dissects the part of the arm where one member sustained a traumatic injury, or when a case study closely parallels that of another member’s dying mother.

And all of this fun is wrapped around a great paranormal mystery, as Sara witnesses other peoples’ dreams and tries to figure out which of her least-favorite professor’s would-be murderers is going to succeed in doing away with him, where and when. Not to mention how to help a few other people whose dreams she witnesses along the way—like the friend with the dying mother who has no other family to turn to for support. Mr. DiBenedetto grabbed me at the beginning and kept me guessing right through to the very end. I’m not telling which professor did it in what room or with which weapon. You’ll have to buy the book to find out. Or was it the butler?

Length:  271 Pages
Print:  $10.79
Digital:  $3.99

Thanks for visiting. Rose, Julie, Donna, & Rochelle

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