Dream Catcher by Amanda Sheridan
Sheridan’s done it again!
So we’re opening this review with some sad news. In the words of good old Daffy Duck, ‘That’s all folks!’ This is the last book in the series. The author is leaving Ilan and Jennifer to enjoy their retirement. At the same time, this is sad, and we’ll miss them. But, it’s brilliant for us because it leaves this fantastic author to introduce us to new people and stories. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
It’s a great book for people who have already invested their love into the first two novels in the series—and as a standalone. This book covers all the bases with just enough backstory so that the reader isn’t left confused.
After his rescue, we pick up with Ilan, but he’s a very different man. Moody and restless, he doesn’t know what he wants, and Jennifer doubts his love for her. For her part, she has issues with him—big ones, and their marriage is in real trouble.
J—‘Don’t call me that. My name is Jennifer,’— is working for the Mossad in her own right and Saul, her boss, is putting the pressure on. She’s unique as their lucid dreamer and uses her gift to infiltrate the dreams of terrorists to extract information. I adored the missions. They are so beautifully and cleverly written, tight tense and edge-of-your-seat stuff—I loved it.
My other favourite parts are the travelogue and cultural elements where we explore Isreal and beyond with Jennifer. I need a holiday and if this is the best I’m going to get—then yes, brilliant.
The story is bound tightly and interwoven with the relationship of our two spying heroes. It’s a love story, it’s erotic, no, it’s a thriller, no, a spy story. It’s something for everybody.
Psst, teeny tiny spoiler alert. Lucy’s back. Only a cameo, but I love Lucy (showing my age there.) She was the character I got on with best in book one, and I was rooting for her.
Amanda Sheridan is a great author. Something I’ve never seen before, throughout the book, she references her favourite authors to introduce her readers to them. She explains at the end that these are the authors/books that Ilan and Jenifer read. What a lovely thing to do for other people.
This author is a joy to read.
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Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
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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!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.