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Sleep No More Mass Market Paperback – May 6, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
John Waters is a geologist searching for oil in Nanchez, Mississippi. His wife is suffering from depression resulting from the loss of two pregnancies and as a result, the couple's sex life is nearly non-existant. This makes Waters susceptable to the charms of a woman who, at first, reminds him of his former lover, Mallory, who died nine years earlier. He soon comes to realize that this woman is much more than she seems to be and his affair jeopardizes not only his marriage, but the lives of his wife and daughter.
As I said earlier, I was uncomfortable at first with the idea of the transference of the soul that is the epicenter of this book. However, these fears were quickly put to rest thanks to Iles ability to weave an intricate, effective story. By the time the book really gets moving, readers will find themselves ready to believe anything that Iles asks them to believe. His characters are well developed and readers will relate to them, especially Cole and Waters himself. If the reader allows some suspension of reality and allows Iles to take them along for the ride, I really can't think of a person who would not love this book for the excellent thriller that it is...
This is an erotically charged story of possession, murder and deception, in which oil man John Waters bites off much more than he can chew when he falls for the mysterious stranger who somehow knows all his darkest secrets.
Teetering helplessly on the brink of self destruction, he finds himself in a situation where he could lose his family, his best friend and his lifestyle, and he can't trust anybody, not even himself.
The fault with the book is that it rambles and rambles sometimes, covering "key" points over and over, overemphasizing things and explaining far too much. In a nutshell, the liposuction of about 100 pages would have kept the story taut and edge-of-the-seat gripping, despite the fact that all of the main characters are extremely unlikable.
Gripping sometimes, yes - but a bit of a drag in places.
Amanda Richards, April 19, 2005
(Note: For an excellent book dealing with similar subject matter, but in a sportier context, you may want to check out "Walk-On" by D. Mikels.)
Funny thing, though: Mallory Chandler died ten years previously.
So who is this woman? And how does she know things only Mallory should know?
In an effort to discover the truth, Waters finds himself involved in an affair that quickly turns dangerous, as Eve/Mallory displays the same obsessive behavior that destroyed Waters' love for Mallory twenty years before.
This novel requires a major suspension of disbelief for its critical plot device: transmigration of a soul. Once the reader accepts that, however, the story moves along quickly and works well within its preposterous premise. Waters flails and fumbles and does his best to fix the mess he's made by getting involved with Eve/Mallory, even as she seems to be setting him up for a murder charge. His desperation and fear are palpable, and certainly mitigate his at times wrong-headed choices. I truly enjoyed this story, that is, until I read the final pages.
The final plot twist, which I won't reveal here, is so farfetched, even within the confines of a plot that stretches suspension of disbelief to its outermost limit, as to spoil all the good trashiness that preceded it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read. Greg Iles out does himself as usual in this book. I love his characters and the plot is always amazing.Published 7 days ago by Jenna Hailey
Probably the most captivating writer I've read. I'm reading all the Mississippi books, I'm on the last one now. Never boring, never predictable. Read morePublished 15 days ago by duddle
It was quite a ride. We have here a treatment of spirit transfer that is both creepy and interesting for John Waters, who relives his sexual exercises with Mallory through one... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Lucille Bellucci
Greg Iles wins again. Suspense from the beginning with his tempting seductress Eve/Mallory. She is determined to have what she wants, no matter the consequences.Published 1 month ago by Marita L. Marley-villanueva
Not a fan of supernatural... But LOVE all of Greg Iles's books. Please leave the ghostly stuff out-- so unnecessary 😬Published 1 month ago by maureen von minden
This is the first of his books that I did not like. I could not wait to get through it. Could not keep up with the interwoven characters -(Possibly my fault). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roberta J. Salamon
In his usual fashion Greg Iles book grabs you on the very first page! It is suspenseful, interesting and realistic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cynthia G. Gilbert
As usual Greg Iles. Has written a fabulous book. Now am reading Book 5. I would read as many of his books that he writes. Real cliff hangers to the endPublished 2 months ago by Ruth E. Horner