Worst Nightmares

Worst Nightmares

by Perseus

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Worst Nightmares by Perseus

An extraordinary debut novel in the horrific tradition of Thomas Harris and Stephen King

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ISBN-13: 9781593155766
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Shane Briant is an actor and novelist who studied law at Trinity College Dublin before becoming a professional actor at age twenty-one. Starring in films and television opposite Paul Newman, Rosemary Harris, Jeremy Irons, John Hurt, Olivia de Havilland, George Chakiris, and Jack Palance, among others, Briant has worked with directors such as John Huston, DavidWolper, Glenn Jordan, and Just Jaekin. The first short film Briant wrote, A Message from Fallujah, won the “Best of the Fest” award at the 2005 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and was in the final mix of ten shorts for consideration for an Academy Award that year. Worst Nightmares is his first novel. He resides in Sydney, Australia.

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Worst Nightmares 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In downtown Los Angeles homeless bum Albert K. Arnold accosts bestselling author Dermot Nolan at the latter's warehouse home. Dermot's first reaction is the visitor is crazy. Still, he accepts a manuscript from the derange person mostly to get him out of his face. Nolan puts aside My Worst Nightmares, a journal of an abusive serial killer who catches his victims over his net site Dream Healer before committing atrocities based on the prey's biggest fear. When Arnold dies, Nolan takes a closer look at the manuscript. Suffering from writer's block since his last book was sold to Hollywood last year, Nolan and his wife adapt Arnold's book and publish it as his. However, there is one problem that surfaces with the plagiarism of the manuscript; evidence mounts that My Worst Nightmares records real homicides that make the writer a person of interest to LAPD, the FBI and a serial killer working the Internet to ensnare his targets. Mindful of A Murder of Crows starring Cuba Gooding Jr., WORST NIGHTMARES is a terrific thriller as Nolan crumbling under writing pressure to produce his next novel takes a seemin shortcut that leaves him in a greater pressure cooker. Readers will know who his antagonist is, but not care as the fun in the tale is to see whether the novelist can extract himself and his wife out of peril from a lethal serial killer and with the law that believes he is the lethal serial killer. Harriet Klausner
MoeLily More than 1 year ago
This was just an all around enjoyable read for me. Some edge of the seat moments, some 'I cant believe someone thought of this stuff' moments and alot of I cant wait til the end of my day to take in a few more chapters. Exactly what I seek for in a thriller/suspense.
enki09 More than 1 year ago
Video interview with Shane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axhiBypGej4
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BevE More than 1 year ago
Worst Nightmares opens with Dermot Nolan a novelist, suffering from writer's block. Just two short years ago he had written an award winning NY Times bestseller, there was even a movie deal in the works. But now working on his second book and with the deadline in sight he still has nothing to give his literary agent, Esther Bloom. Worse yet the million dollar advance for the promise of a new book has been spent. Salvation is hand delivered one day in the form of a manuscript by a old man with a fringe of orange graying hair, cloaked in an old low-rider's coat which he stuffs into Dermot's mailbox. The manuscript reads more like a journal, a personal diary of a series of horrific murders. The reader soon discovers that this fictional serial killer goes by the name of The Dream Healer who has his own website, www.worstnightmares.net,and promises his viewers relief if they tell him their nightmare. Neela, Dermot's ever encouraging wife and Nick Hoyle their long time friend persude him to use the old man's manuscript to help jump start his novel, a decision that when made leaves Dermot no way of turning back. Worst Nightmares will leave you double checking your door locks for weeks to come; just the thing for those long hot summer nights when you can't sleep anyway. It's a heart pounding ride to the very end.
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