Dream Girl

Dream Girl

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Following up on her acclaimed and wildly successful New York Times bestseller Lady in the Lake, Laura Lippman returns with a dark, complex tale of psychological suspense with echoes of Misery involving a novelist, incapacitated by injury, who is plagued by mysterious phone calls.

After being injured in a freak accident, novelist Gerry Andersen lies in a hospital bed in his glamorous but sterile apartment, isolated from the busy world he can see through his windows, utterly dependent on two women he barely knows: his young assistant and a night nurse whose competency he questions.

But Gerry is also beginning to question his own competency. As he moves in and out of dreamlike memories and seemingly random appearances of a persistent ex-girlfriend at his bedside, he fears he may be losing his grip on reality, much like his mother who recently passed away from dementia.

Most distressing, he believes he’s being plagued by strange telephone calls, in which a woman claiming to be the titular character of his hit novel Dream Girl swears she will be coming to see him soon. The character is completely fictitious, but no one has ever believed Gerry when he makes that claim. Is he the victim of a cruel prank—or is he actually losing his mind★ There is no record of the calls according to the log on his phone. Could there be someone he has wronged★ Is someone coming to do him harm as he lies helplessly in bed★

Then comes the morning he wakes up next to a dead body—and realizes his nightmare is just beginning...

Title:Dream Girl
ISBN:9780062390073
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    Dream Girl Reviews

  • Meredith

    “Anyone could be a novelist.”Dream Girl is a slow-burn psychological thriller about a famous author who believes that a character from his fictional novel is out for revenge. Is he losing his mi...

  • JanB

    What sly wicked fun this was!Novelist Gerry Anderson has a double tear in his quadricep and is bound to his bed in his beautiful new apartment in Baltimore. Having recently moved from NYC to be near h...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Bad news my friends! It seems like semi- unpopular reviewer stuck in the book traffic! There are so many good things I can tell for this book and there are also a few things I didn’t quite enjoy. Wh...

  • Holly  B

    A wild ride, a runaway train that spun around in every direction until .... THUDThe suspense and satire along the way kept me riveted. Gerry's thoughts and actions were truly riotous.Gerry is a fam...

  • Michael David

    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY! Gerry Andersen is a novelist whose best-selling novel, Dream Girl, continues to provide him with funds. He’s written other books since then, but they haven’t quite achieved ...

  • Terrie Robinson

    "Dream Girl" by Laura Lippman is definitely Psychological-Thriller not Horror! Author Gerry Anderson's book 'Dream Girl' is his best-seller that still provides him with substantial royalties. Aubrey, ...

  • Michelle

    Gerry Andersen is a successful novelist and all around good guy. He came from a philandering father and vowed never to be like him. This is why he always treats his woman with the upmost respect. Just...

  • preoccupiedbybooks

    Now available!A slow moving thriller with an intriguing plotGerry, a famous author is injured and confined to his bed, only seeing his assistant and his night nurse. As he hovers between consciousness...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: When the phone rings in the middle of the night, that very night, and Aileen, who tends to doze, does not answer it within three rings, Gerry fumbles for the landline next to his bed, a midce...

  • Susan

    Sweet Dreams Are Made of This.Who Am I to Disagree? *After shamelessly stumping for an advanced copy and being rejected on all accounts, I purchased a hardback knowing I’d love this. And such a beau...