Dr. Elena Burroughs, professor of psychology and author of a controversial book on dream analysis, is trying to get her chaotic life back in order. The last thing she needs are nightmares – dreams of imminent world-wide financial anarchy. Visions so disturbing that upon waking she has the overwhelming desire to warn anyone who will listen. But what is even more disquieting is that she is not the only one having these same visions. Several other people around the globe are waking up in terror, driven by the insatiable need to warn the world.
Indeed the dreams are proving prophetic. As banks close and economic upheaval ensues, Elena finds herself the spokesperson for the dreamers. But as a believer in Christ and a believer in dreams that can be prophetic, the question foremost in her mind is - are these dreams divine in origin or from a more carnal source, a source with eyes on a global power grab?
Davis Bunn’s latest offering Hidden In Dreams is a psychological thriller with an end-times slant. The plot places itself in diverse arenas such as the pharmaceutical industries, economic institutes, and the field of psychology. Although the pacing is tense throughout, it is not action driven by car chases or gunplay. It is cerebral in nature – a cat and mouse (or dreamer and deceiver) game played out on an international stage.
The heroine and her love interest are both devoted Christians, and through them, Bunn brings to the fore the necessity of trusting scripture over signs and wonders. A valid point well executed.
Hidden In Dreams is an intriguing novel that doesn’t seem too far removed from today’s headlines. It is an intellectually gripping yarn that will not leave you yawning.
Courtesy copy of Hidden In Dreams received through Howard Books in exchange for an honest review.