Fantastic! "A Dream within a Dream" by Mike Nappa, Melissa Kosci

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about the book....

He may be the key to solving one of the greatest unsolved art heists in history

Trudi Coffey hasn't seen Samuel Hill in weeks. Then the FBI shows up asking about him. After a strange encounter with an armed man demanding her help and an attack by a member of the Boston mob looking for someone named Dream, Trudi manages to find Samuel--or rather, he finds her. He's made some pretty powerful enemies, but right now his full attention is on protecting Dream from the mob. Because Dream has something they want--the map to the location of artwork stolen from the Gardner Museum during the infamous 1990 heist.

With danger closing in from all sides, Trudi and Samuel will have to call on all their allies to keep Dream safe and discover the identities of the people who have been hunting down Samuel. The real questions are, whom can they trust? And who will make it out of this alive?

my review....

I have exactly one complaint to make about the Coffee and Hill series, and here it is:   why, oh why, must us readers have to wait so long for the next installment in the series?  I absolutely loved the first two books, "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven", finding them to be those different sort of novels that stand out from the rest of the pack. And so after devouring those two, I waited and waited for what was next in store for these characters. Finally, years later, "A Dream Within a Dream" has rewarded my impatience, and boy was it worth the wait!

Chock full of action-packed scenes, suspenseful twists, and a carefully crafted plot that moves expertly between different characters' points of views, this third book in the series is a winner through and through. This time, Mike Nappa's fertile imagination is paired with author Melissa Kosci's voice, and together they move these characters through some kick-butt moves to tackle the bad guides in a way that plays out like a movie across your mind. The character of Dream adds a whole other dimension to the novel, and you can't help but feel sympathy for him as he faces assaults against his mind and body. His past makes his growth over the course of the story all the sweeter.

"A Dream within a Dream" is a very fast-paced novel that, if you are anything like me, will leave you wanting more. The ending of the book left me uncertain about whether there will be another addition to the stories and whether there may be something more in store for these characters. If my vote counts for anything, let me say that I certainly hope to see a fourth novel! Nappa and Kosci have produced a winner, and I award this novel 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you missed the first two novels published back in 2016, make sure you check those out as well.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Mike Nappa
Mike Nappa is an entertainment journalist at, as well as a bestselling and award-winning author with more than one million books sold worldwide. When he was a kid, the stories of Edgar Allen Poe scared him silly. Today he owns everything Poe ever wrote. A former fiction acquisitions editor, Mike earned his MA in English literature and now writes full-time. He is the author of Annabel Lee and The Raven.

Melissa Kosci Melissa Kosci is a fourth-degree black belt in and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. In her day job as a commercial property manager, she secretly notes personal quirks and funny situations, ready to tweak them into colorful additions for her books. She and Corey, her husband of twenty years, live in Florida, where they do their best not to melt in the sun.

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