Friday, June 26, 2009

*****REVIEW ~Nightmares Can Be Murder~

By author Sandra L. Vardaman Genre: Young Adult Mystery REVIEW Joanna Morgan has insomnia from recurrent nightmares, which leave her totally drained, mentally and physically. Joanna's nightmares began after the tragic death of her father occurred. The news reported that her father, Everett Morgan jumped off the roof of the Northcliff Towers. The police investigation attributed his death as suicide, and closed the case. But Joanna never believed that her dad committed suicide from the moment she heard about the tragedy. Her haunting dreams persuade her to do everything in her power to prove that his death was not in fact suicide. She convinces Maddie, who is her best friend, to help her gather information to reopen the case, regardless of the time involved and the dangers they may face. When Joanna learned that another dead body was found in the same location of the Northcliff Towers, her haunting suspicions were confirmed and nothing was going to stop her from seeking the clues for evidence, while enforcing justice to be served. As Joanna and Maddie's journey begins, they are convinced that there's a murderer walking the streets and they must spy on the powerful Northcliff family as they attempt to unlock a deadly secret behind the doors of greed. It is known that anyone who attempted to come into contact with this family is indeed taking a risk. Will Joanna and Maddie find the killer, or will the killer find them? Who is the killer's next victim? Why doesn't Joanna's mom listen to how Joanna really feels about her father's death, is her reason for safety, or is there something she's hiding? Why did Captain McCallister, who once worked with Joanna's father, refuse to reopen the case, and continue to rule it as a suicide? Who is Raymond Northcliff, and was he on the roof the same night that Joanna's dad was? Will there be a confession, and from who? I recommend this novel to all mystery lovers. Sandra L. Vardaman penned a spellbinding psychological, suspenseful story in the spirit of Hitchcock with a series of twists-and-turns that will keep you guessing to the end. "NIGHTMARES CAN BE MURDER" is as chilling as "NO WAY OUT" and as dramatic as "ALONG CAME A SPIDER" with Morgan Freeman. Geraldine Ahearn AIOM HonDG (IBC) author of 6 books Founding Member ABI Women's Review Board


  1. Very Cool, Geri! Glad to be here!

  2. Thank you Kelly,
    Great to have you here!
    Thank you for Visiting & Commenting! "Nightmares Can Be Murder" was a Good Read indeed!

  3. This sounds like a great mystery and one that I would like to read. Good luck with your book campaign!

  4. Hi Heidi,
    It's a Good, Chilling
    read. A Great take of the works
    of Hitchcock! Thank you for
    visiting & commenting!