[Reading] ➶ Sleep No More ➬ Greg Iles – Iphoneleaks.co.uk

files Sleep No More, read online Sleep No More, free Sleep No More, free Sleep No More, Sleep No More f71990151 The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Penn Cage Series Explores The Dangers Of Obsession In This Gripping Psychological ThrillerJohn Waters Is A Successful Businessman And A Happy Family Man But His Life Comes Crashing Down Around Him With One Word From A Beautiful StrangerSoonSuddenly, He Is Face To Face With A Memory From His Past Of An Obsession That He Thought He Had Escaped One That Now Plunges Him Into The Darkest Side Of Love And Passion This Novel Should Come With A Red Wrapper Marked DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES Stephen King


10 thoughts on “Sleep No More

  1. says:

    The great Dick Hill narrating in his prime can t salvage this Disappointing novel 1 of 10 stars


  2. says:

    I m kind of a sucker for any novel or movie that Stephen King recommends It may not always pay off when it comes to movies, but when it comes to good books, King has rarely steered me wrong It s because of King that I discovered one of my favorite authors, Laura Lippman.I didn t come to Greg Iles through King I picked up his novel Turning Angel and was hooked immediately Most Iles books are those that I d classify as books that own me while reading them I keep wanting to go and do other necessary things, but I can t because I just have to read one chapter to find out what happens next.So, combine the fact that I already like Iles with a front cover blurb by King and I find myself wondering why I hadn t read Sleep No More before now.Set in Iles fictional town of Natchez, Mississippi, Sleep No More tells the story of John Waters With his long time friend Cole, Waters is part of an oil drilling business that s had some solid success He s married to Lily and they have a precocious daughter together Their marriage looks great, but it s been on a shaky ground since Lily had a miscarriage several years before and they haven t exactly been connecting in a physical way Years before, Waters had a long romance with Mallory Candler, a beautiful woman who turned out to be a couple of tacos short of a combo platter The romance took place in college and the couple aborted two unwanted pregnancies This helped bring on some of Mallory s less desirable traits and led to her stalking Waters for a period of years She was killed several years before and Waters hasn t forgotten her but has tried to move on with his life.Enter Eve, a woman who claims she s been possessed by the spirit of Mallory She comes to Waters and tells him this Eve is a local real estate agent who has a certain reputation around town Is she looking for a new fling with Waters or is she telling the truth Waters is convinced it is Mallory and enters into an affair with Eve Mallory It seems that Mallory can enter the body of a new host upon sexual peak only If it all sounds like it takes a huge dose of suspension of disbelief to make the story work, it does But the thing is that by grounding Waters as he does, Iles takes a page from King or Richard Matheson and gives us an ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances Seeing how Waters reacts as the web slowly closes in around him keeps the pages flying, just to see what happens next And Iles is willing to at least throw in a few things that are plausible reasons as to why this could be certain people in Waters life trying to mess with him In fact, half the fun of the story is trying to figure out which twist is the right twist and which are red herrings.According to the critical blurbs, Sleep No More was recommended as a beach read when it was first published And that s exactly what it is Iles has done some great stories and while this may not be his most profound or important, it s one of the enjoyable stories he s told Like a blockbuster, popcorn movie, don t think too much about it and just enjoy the ride You ll be glad you did.


  3. says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnn.Totally predictable and what story there is gets buried by all of the poorly written sex scenes.


  4. says:

    I really like this author, even though sometimes the stories become so far fetched that you would never believe these things could happen He manages to make it plausible and suck you in to the story before he drops the crazy on you But this one ehhhhhI m still not sure I think the strength of his other stories are that, even with all the twists, they are still based in reality This was definitely not SPOILER I m not going to give the whole plot line here but I will say that it starts off fairly normal You begin to think that something weird is going on with the main character John Waters, but you are sure there is a reasonable explanation to it Not so much His old girlfriend Mallory managed to switch her her what essence That sounds like an Emeril spice Bam Her soul Oh,whatever you want to call it into the mind and body of the man who is raping and about to kill her From there she finds a way to pass herself along from person to person until she winds up in the body of a realtor in the same town as John Waters And then she confronts him with the fact that she is Mallory , and hey, how about they have lots of sex Towards the end of the book, there are lots of alternate explanations offered up conspiracy to blackmail him,etc so you aren t really sure if this supernatural element is going to be the real explanation Turns out, yes it is And in the end, Mallory is inside John s wife s brain soul subconscious forever So she could surface and decide she is REALLY pissed off about everything at any time AND there are some sketchy explanations given involving DNA which made me think really Is that a thing that can t happen but being at the end of the book, it was a bit late to quit reading.I still like this author, but no supernatural stuff, please


  5. says:

    3.75 starsRead this many years agoam I showing my age by stating this An excellent read that kept me on my literary toes.


  6. says:

    This is a stand alone novel set in the same Mississippi town as The Quiet Game, which was an excellent thriller featuring lawyer turned bestselling novelist Penn Cage This is an erotic thriller with a supernatural twist, and very different in style Cage does feature here but this would be outside of the rest of his series It feels like the author was experimenting with a different genre and hopefully then realised his mistake I got this from Book Club and my friend recommended it and asked to get it back, but this one wasn t for me.John Waters is a happily married geologist running an oil prospecting business with his best friend Cole When a beautiful younger woman starts coming on to him, he s not interested, but then she reveals secrets only his psychotic ex girlfriend, who was murdered ten years earlier, could possibly know, and Waters is helplessly drawn in to an impossible obsessive affair The main suspense here was whether there could be a plausible explanation for whatever was going on, or whether the preposterous supernatural premise would be it I won t spoil it by revealing which it turned out to be, but I didn t like it Once the answer is definitely revealed, I was still gripped to find out how it would all play out, but again found myself disappointed.My biggest problem here was the sexism, misogyny, and racism running all through it I don t think the fact it was published in 2002 is much of an excuse The sex scenes were just detailed enough to be icky I m not into erotica but do know from the little I have read that men write it very poorly The hero is portrayed as wanting to do the right thing, as long as his penis agrees This is the third Iles book I ve read and the only one I haven t liked, so I would read some of his later books but will be sure to check the reviews especially the negative ones first I thought the writing and pace was OK but the central idea was just wrong 2.5 rounded down for the unsatisfying ending.


  7. says:

    Stephen King said should come with a red wrapper marked DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES about Greg Iles book Sleep No More People magazine said Irresistible Pass the popcorn fun And somewhere in the middle is the truth.There are three different types of books fun books without a lot of literary merit and intelligent books that are, often, dry as toast and books that fall in the middle well written prose with characters that jump off the page Iles isn t a bad writer and Sleep No More isn t a bad book but it s not literature I read the book in a day and a half, but I had to suspend all disbelief to do it because the premise of this book is ridiculously silly.John Waters lives in the south with his wife and young daughter The blurb on the back of the book would have you believe that he s got all his ducks in a row happy marriage, successful business, but that isn t true His business oil dilling and his marriage his wife has been depressed for four years after the loss of their second child are both floundering making John the perfect candidate for an infidelity So, he cheats Only he cheats with someone from his past and things get slightly complicated than he might have expected.It s impossible to say much about the plot without giving away the book s central conceit the one you ll have to suspend disbelief for The book is filled with illicit couplings though none of them are very titillating, so you won t be getting your thrills that way The characters aren t particularly sympathetic and the whole thing tidies up just the teensiest bit unbelievably Still, if you want to haul a book to the beach this summer, this will be reliably entertaining so long as you don t expect too much.


  8. says:

    I m a fan of Greg Iles He writes at a furious pace, with believable characters He s so good here that He makes the unbelievable realistic than what would normally be called reality If you like fast paced thrillers with a supernatural touch, he s your guy.


  9. says:

    Really I am having a rough spell with picking up kind of icky books I have no problem with the basic plot of Sleep No More, however, the fact that the development of the plot took place during, ilicit coupling as another review described, was a turn off for me I m trying to not make a spoiler so I know my description is weird I guess all I ll say is that normally, I reach a sex scene and I just jump to the end of the section or end of the page as it may be, and I feel that I can censor my reading in that way Unfortunately, with this book I would have had to have skipped 60% of the pages Greg Iles could have kept the exact same story and had the act of sex not be a part of the plot so heavily if he were creative, in my opinion And if we set aside my moral preference, I have to say, I still wasn t that impressed with the premise of the book anyway You have to suspend disbelief and love a true supernatural thriller genre We picked this book up at the used bookstore, I m afraid it s going back there.


  10. says:

    This book would make a good thriller supernatural movie The book itself was rather disappointing, especially when the dust cover boasts Stephen King saying This novel should come with a red wrapper marked DANGER HIGH EXPLOSIVES One amusing repetition recurrence in Sleep No More and Turning Angel is the hiring of ex district attorney Penn Cage with one dollar here, and twenty dollars in the other tale, in order to secure attorney client priviledge even if Mr Cage didn t really end up as the accused lawyer.I found the premise of this tale extremely contrived I d buy it in a movie, but not in a book, or not as it plays out in this book, anyway Characters are only a rickety rung above two dimensional, and I never was able to empathize with John Waters despite his roller coaster emotional ride when someone who seems to be channeling his dead psycho ex girlfriend ensnares him in 2 weeks of hot sex and then dies in suspicious circumstances.Go ahead and read it, just be prepared to not be impressed.


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