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- ASIN : B08MB3Z785
- Language : English
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- Print length : 318 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08M87RYPQ
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About the author
Amanda Sheridan lives with her husband and their two rough collies in Northern Ireland and Scotland. She is retired and only took up writing recently.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2022
I was skeptical about the theme of lucid dreaming, but it has been used brilliantly. The main protagonist, Jennifer Ben-Levi, has the ability to interact with her dream characters and environment. This ability is exploited by Mossad in their efforts to find a dangerous terrorist cell based in Syria after they lose contact with Jennifer’s husband, Ilan, who has penetrated the cell in the guise of a jihadist.Amanda Sheridan’s characters are down to earth, and strong dialogue as well as wit flows easily. She writes well. There is slight repetition in places, but this doesn’t detract from the storyline.
The book cover is extremely clever. The door is used as a gateway into Jennifer’s lucid dreams and this door opens into a desert village. In this village a laboratory is preparing bioengineered variants of the pneumonic plague which are antibiotic resistant to be released in Europe and America via infected jihadists mingling with the unsuspecting populations.
It is a gripping read and would make a compelling film. A rare find. Highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed Rapid Eye Movement and was looking forward to reading The Dreaming.
It didn’t disappoint.
Three years on from the accident in Cyprus, Jennifer and Ilan are living in Tele Aviv. Jennifer is loving working at the rescue centre while Ilan has gone undercover on one last mission to infiltrate a terrorist group in Syria.
Jennifer is becoming anxious due to not hearing from him for quite some time and when two Mozzad agents come knocking at her door, needing her help as they have lost all contact with her husband, things get interesting.
This story is an absolute belter. Amanda Sheridan has certainly done her research in so many areas as she incorporates realistic world issues along with Jennifer’s incredible ability to control her dreams.
The Dreaming definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat as you’re catapulted into a world of espionage, terrorism and danger along with the suspense of running out of time.
A carefully, well thought out, descriptive story. You really feel the emotions of the characters and believe the storyline.
I was gripped from the start and looking forward to a third book in this series. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2021
At a certain point the pages flew by as I couldn’t wait to read on.
The story was gripping. A very poignant plot which blends real world issues of terrorism, fanaticism and a pandemic with the psychological and “supernatural” element of lucid dreaming.
Sheridan skillfully recapped the events of book one by having the MC Jennifer be approached by Mossad agents in an attempt to help her MIA husband Illan. The switch between events that occur in a wakened state and those in the dream world is always seemless and at no point did I feel confused. However the intentional seeds of confusion and doubt within the plot were intriguing and their reveal was gradual and teasing which added to my eagerness in reading.
There were times that I felt there was too much description in regards to the mundane. For instance, details about how Jennifer makes her breakfast or discussions about e-cigerettes. However I appreciate how these every day sections contrast with the traumatic circumstances of the terrorist plot. The description of a prisoner was particularly harrowing.
This sequel built upon the events of the first book whilst being an entirely different type of story. To go from a book which appeared to be of the psychological/paranormal genre to a political thriller is a testament to Sheridan’s breadth as a writer. I can not wait to see what the third installment offers.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2022
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2021
Overcoming her reluctance to deal with Mossad, Jennifer agrees to cooperate, knowing that there is no guarantee she will be successful, as her dreams are organically controlled and can not be summoned at will. There is also the added complication that she might witnesses events she’d rather not know about.
In parts, this novel is frighteningly realistic and I’m in awe of the sheer amount of research that has been undertaken. It’ s a measure of Sheridan’s talent that she is never heavy-handed in feeding in technical data or medical facts but keeps the narrative flowing smoothly and seamlessly.
She raises moral conundrums and throws in twists at a dizzying pace, holding the readers attention effortlessly.
Sheridan has really raised her game with this sequel to Rapid Eye Movement and I can’t wait to see where she takes us with Dreamcatcher, the third in the series, due for publication next year.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2021
We move to Jennifer’s life three years after her accident.She is now living in Israel and Ilan has been on a mission for seven months. I do not want to spoil anything here but let’s say, Jennifer’s particular skill set of Lucid dreaming, and remote viewing really come into play. Taking on a role with the Mossad is the last thing she wanted to do, but she had to try and find her beloved Ilan.
I love Sheridan’s style of writing, and it was just as gripping as the first. The way she manages to keep you guessing until the last page had me fighting sleep to try and plough through. She has a witty style in some instances, which compliments Jennifer’s character well and I thoroughly enjoyed this read. I am generally someone who can predict what is coming but this one had me all tangled up and second guessing everything.
The story itself is unique and original and I cannot express just how engrossed I was. Will she find Ilan?
Can she make sense of her dreams enough to save him? You will have to read it and find out, trust me you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2021
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 December 2021
A fantastic sequel that didn’t fall short in any aspect but to be honest this story could go on and on, and hope it does! Really well written this talented author knows how to keep you on the edge, with twists, turns and unexpected suprises. A strong, resilient, female character who knows her worth and is not afraid to stand her ground and negotiate when time is of the essence. Brilliant storyline, thought provoking and utterly believable. Great book and highly recommended but dont forget to read Rapid Eye Movement first!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 November 2020
I dare not comment on the plot for risk of spoilers, but I promise you that it is riveting; following a Mossad spy attempting to do the right thing in impossible circumstances.
Crucial to this novel is the supernatural, but wholly believable backdrop to the story. I say believable because I personally, as I am sure has anyone who dreams, have woken with a feeling of dread or a feeling of sudden awareness that, for a moment at least, one is sure could have been controlled or at least influenced, during sleep.
The characters are great and so human – with all the love, lust, fear and nastiness that a Mossad spy may well encounter. And the research is obviously thorough. Perhaps our author should be expecting a knock on the door from men dressed in black.
Read Rapid Eye Movement! Read The Dreaming!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2022
Cracking read and i would most definitely recommend.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2021
Thank you Amanda Sheridan. This was probably one of my favourite reads of the year!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2021
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2021
This is the sequel to Amanda’s book, Rapid Eye Movement. It follows on from this as Jennifer’s life takes on a new purpose three years after the events of the first book.
This is for fans of Amanda’s first book. I found her writing style very good, the story flows well. Very well researched and likeable characters.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 November 2020
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 April 2022
Book Title: The Dreaming
Author: Amanda Sheridan
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Part of a series? Yes
Order in series: 2
Best read after earlier books in series? Yes
I scored this book 5/5
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Short Summary of the book:
Jennifer now lives in Tel Aviv with her husband Ilan, her cats and has a job at an animal rescue centre. When Mossad lose contact with Ilan, they call for Jennifer’s help in a desperate plea to rescue the mission. Will she succeed in locating her husband through her dreams, or is the plan, and subsequently Ilan, doomed?
What I liked about the book:
It was action-packed and full of unexpected twists and turns.
What I didn’t like about the book:
There was nothing to dislike.
My favourite bits in the book:
The action and determination.
My least favourite bits in the book:
There were none.
Any further books in the series? Any more planned by this author?
This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and can’t wait to find out what happens next. However, the next book in the series is not yet out, so I’ll have to find some patience.
What books could this be compared to and why?
This is a contemporary fiction novel with a hint of the paranormal and some spy novel elements.
In summary, I would recommend this book to the following readers:
Young Adult Possibly
If you like romance, spy novels and contemporary fiction, this book may be the book for you.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2022
This is the sequel to the Brilliant Rapid Eye Movement. That book brought us to a culmination of danger and a situation risking Jennifer’s life, but it doesn’t prepare you for the hard and gritty edge of The Dreaming. It’s tense and thrilling but still wrapped in the softer words of the kind of relationship we all strive for. In this book, we are taken into the world of terrorism and underground organisation. Ilan undertakes a dangerous mission—his last. He promises to come back to her—but radio silence is broken. When it seems she has no way of getting to him, Jennifer has only one option—to go back to her dreams.
The description of the scenes in Syria is breathtaking. I love ‘going abroad’ when I read and discovering other places and cultures. The author’s image-weaving is so realistic that you can feel the sand between your toes.
The characters are believable. On one side, there are people you’d want in your corner—on the other, the worst of humanity that you’d never like to meet.
Rapid Eye Movement was brilliant, but this takes you to the edge in this gripping—yet—poignant thriller.
We have love, loss, desperation and danger—but you’ll have to read it to see if they make it out alive. We’re rooting for them.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 June 2021
I don’t like to give away plot spoilers so I will refrain from saying anything more than the Israeli Government involve Jennifer in trying to contact Ilan through her special gift of sharing lucid dreams.
Amanda Sheridan has the gift of writing in incredible detail to take the reader into the mind and settings of her characters. There is considerable descriptive detail that works to enhance the reality of her supernatural powers in such a way, the plot becomes plausible. There is a gradual build up in tension leading to a nail-biting climatic completion of a brilliant novel. I would have loved to have read this book in two or three sittings, but outside events limited my available daily reading time, so I had to read a few chapters at a time. I will definitely read further works by this author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 November 2020
The Dreaming is a thriller about a British woman married to a Mossad officer who has the power to see real-time events and communicate with others in her dreams. In the first book (Rapid Eye Movement) she was communicating with another woman while they were both in comas after accidents at different locations. In that book they effectively re-lived each other’s lives.
In this book Jennifer (the one married to the Mossad officer), now living in Israel, is called in to help when her husband goes incommunicado while penetrating a terrorist cell in Syria. The Israelis know that something BIG is being planned. That’s why they inserted their man into the field in the first place. But the loss of communiations threatens to compromise the entire mission.
That’s where Jennifer’s rare (possibly unique skill) comes into play. The problem is that such lucid dreams cannot be commanded. They have to play out as nature decrees. And the dreams can also be disturbing… especially when they bring unwanted news. But with lives on the line, the Israelis have no altertaive but to push the envelope.
The skill of the author is not only to keep the reader guessing, but also to maintain credible characterization and maintain the plausibility of the characters through the evolving situation. She sweeps the reader along with the characters in a way that makes the reader care.
One final point: the method the terrorists are proposing to use is, shall we say, more than a little topical. But I will leave you with that teaser.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2022
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2021
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2021
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 March 2021
Time has moved on since the events of Rapid Eye Movement, with Jennifer and Ilan now happily settled in Israel. Or they were, until Ilan was recalled for active service, where things aren’t going quite as planned and Jennifer is called in to use her particular and special gift to help resolve the situation which has developed. And once she’s done that, for better or worse, the potential for putting her skills to further use in the future becomes clear—and boss Saul Mueller isn’t slow to capitalise on the opportunity presented.
In many ways I preferred this sequel to Rapid Eye Movement, but only because I didn’t like the ending there, which was a personal preference and in no way a criticism of the considerable story-telling skills of author Amanda Sheridan. I have no issues on that score with The Dreaming though. The story moves at a good pace, the tension ramping up near the end. This is a story like no other, in my personal experience. Jennifer’s special skills are a novel concept, and the author should be congratulated on dreaming them up—pun intended.
Whatever, this was a good read, well-paced and characterised. I thoroughly recommend it.
From other countries
Reviewed in the United States on 5 May 2022
Reviewed in the United States on 5 November 2021
Avid boozer, Jennifer Ben-Levi, is… well, best read the book and find out!
As with the first book, Rapid Eye Movement, The Dreaming is a well-crafted piece of speculative fiction which doesn’t disappoint.
Again, the characters and the imagery stand up from the page, allowing you be there, much in the way that Jennifer is there in the dreams.
Eagerly awaiting the next one.
Reviewed in the United States on 9 July 2021
You could definitely tell that Amanda has done her research for this book and the attention to detail is beautiful done. Another great book and can’t wait for the next. Well done!
From other countries
Reviewed in the United States on 23 May 2021
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Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
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Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.