Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publication date: 2005
Ages: Young Adult
List: US$8.95, C$11.95
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The third book in this series (intended for ages 12 and up) finds the
heroine (Stacey) recently graduated and looking forward to spending the
summer at the beach. Oceans, new boyfriend, and lazy summer days should be
a recipe for happiness. Oh, did I forget to mention nightmares, nosebleeds,
and a dire sense of foreboding? Silly me.
Once again Stacey's dreams begin to shift to nightmares. Who is the girl in
her dreams, and why is she targeted for death? Can she be helped? Should
she be helped?
The girl is identified. Her name is Clara and she is a few years younger
and on her own for a week or so. Naturally Stacey and her girlfriends (and
their boyfriends) want to help protect her from the danger. But who will
protect them from her divisive effects?
As is normal for Tracey, her dreams become clearer over time, but never so
clear that the answers are obvious. The suspense is maintained throughout
the book. The only complaint I have (and it is one that I have all too
often nowadays) is in the number of typographical errors I found as I read
the book. I know how easy it is for them to slip through the author's
editing process, but the publisher's editors should catch them, I would
The final twist came as a shock to me. Okay, I had anticipated one part of
it, but I was still flattened by the remainder of it. The more I read of
Ms. Stolarz's work, the better I like it. This series is going places.
Reviewed by Mike Gleason