Dream Wide Awake

Dream Wide Awake

by CJ Zahner

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BN ID: 2940161974261
Publisher: CJ Zahner
Publication date: 08/22/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Cyndie "CJ" Zahner is a digital-book hoarder, lover of can't-put-down books, runner, author, and Mensa wannabe. That last trait explains the inspiration for her first novel, The Suicide Gene. Her second book, Dream Wide Awake, was inspired during long runs on Presque Isle State Park in her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a proud mother of three and an even prouder grandmother of one.

Before becoming a novelist, CJ worked as a grant and freelance writer. Her articles varied from business to women’s health to the paranormal. Her most popular articles can be found on her website at https://cyndiezahner.com/.

In 2015, she began looking at life differently when her brother and his wife were diagnosed with dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s. At that time, her husband pulled her aside and said, “Quit your job. You’re a writer.” After twenty years of service, CJ picked up her purse at work one day and quietly walked away.

Now, she rises before dawn, writes, runs, and smiles much. She completed The Suicide Gene and Dream Wide Awake, and is nearing completion of two other novels, Within the Setting Sun and The Dream Snatchers.

A hard worker and story lover, CJ Zahner is determined to read, write, and run happily ever after.

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Dream Wide Awake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ChristineMarieG 3 months ago
The teal green cover drew me in, and I'm always curious about dreams. Within just a few paragraphs, I was hooked—not only on the mystery, but because of the fully developed characters. I particularly loved Mikala. It's refreshing to have a strong female child character in an adult book. Without giving too much away, the book is about some boys kidnapped by a graduate of a government Dream Project who wants to escape his life. These graduates all have the psychic power of being able to dream wide awake to see the future. Some can even talk with the dead. The story was about how other graduates of the program, along with Mikala, worked with police detectives to attempt to solve the crime and find the missing boys. As a mother, I was a little worried that the book might be too difficult for me to read. However, the book did not focus on the boys' experience too much, and thanks to the dream power, we knew nothing too terrible was going to happen to them the start. The focus of the book was truly on the investigation and the power of the dreams. The author did a fantastic job explaining Project Dream and their powers. It was so logical it allowed me to suspend my disbelief. I look forward to other books by this new author.
Anonymous 5 months ago
There is no greater fear than a parent has for the well-being of their child. Not since I read Pet Sematary, many, many years ago have I read a book that made me worry, and hope that everything would work out in the end. Dream Wide Awake, starts like a freight train, and carried me along with it. The characters are well drawn, and I thoroughly recommend this book. This author, is one I will be following from now on.
Anonymous 7 months ago
My favorite character in Dream Wide Awake is Lisa, who is married to Jack Daly, a detective working on the case of three missing local boys. Lisa was clairvoyant from a young age and shares that gift with her grandmother, her sister, and her daughter. I especially enjoyed her relationship with her grandmother, which is shown to us in flashbacks. While the first half of the book is certainly enjoyable, it is the second half that had me reading faster and faster and faster to find out what happens next. The book is full of interesting characters with just the right amount of red herrings to keep you constantly guessing. A wonderful whodunnit and a great thrill ride.