Book Reviews of Praying for Sleep

Praying for Sleep
Praying for Sleep
Author: Jeffery Deaver
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ISBN-13: 9780451203052
ISBN-10: 0451203054
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 550
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Really great book. I was so surprised by the last few chapters. Great suspense and characterization.
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Michael Hrubek is not quite as insane as all the doctors seem to think. He is on a mission, and it is scary. He escapes from a mental hospital to wreak revenge on those he believes responsible for all his problems. This is a nail-biter, complete with floods, storms, and people with various reasons to capture him.
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GREAT BOOK!!
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Story about an escaped murderer who has a vendetta against everyone who put him away, especially the woman whose testimony put him away.
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A good Deaver read. Murderer Micheal Hrubek is free and out for revenge. She called him a killer, he will just show her what killing is all about.
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Absolutely spellbinding. Couldn't put it down. Never saw the ending coming!!
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The frightening and fascinating killer Michael Hrubek makes this book come alive. A must read for Deaver fans.
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"Superior, a nightmarish 24 hours...twists, turns, and harrowing suspense!" --James Patterson

"Scary, smart, and compulsively readable!" --Stephen King

"A page-turning thriller." --Gregory Mcdonald

"A nerve-snapping climax." --Robert Crais

"Just wonderful." --I Love A Mystery

"Palpable suspense." -- Publishers Weekly

"Gorgeously written, and almost unbearably thrilling...establishes Deaver as one of suspense fiction's brightest stars." --Lia Matera, author of Face Value

"A fat juicy read! The plot sizzles as Deaver dishes up a rich concoction of white-knuckle suspense and luscious prose...deeply satisfying." -- Carla Norton, bestselling author of Perfect Victim

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What can I say? These say it all.
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Good read
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As always, Jeffery Deaver weaves a tale that is hard to put down.
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"Superior. A nightmarish 24 hours...twists, turns, and harrowing suspense."
-James Patterson
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praying for revenge.... murderer michael hrubek has escaped. he's finally free. and he'll show them all, especially the woman who put him away. she called him a killer. he'll show her what killing is all about.
praying for salvation.. lis atcheson knows he's out there- the man who killed two of her students. he's haunted every sleepless night following her testimony. now the nightmares are coming true. he's watching.. and waiting.. and he's going take lis to hell with him.
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Murderer Michael Hrubek has escaped, he's finally free and he'll show them all, especially the woman who put him away. She called him a killer. He'll show her what killing is all about.

This author has some interesting twists and turns to this story and it's difficult to put down.
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Murderer Michael Hrubek has escaped. HE's finally free and out to get the woman who put him away. He'll show her what killing is all about.
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GREAT Book!
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If you like Jeffrey Deaver, this is a good book. I enjoyed it thoroughly and it does have a twist ending.
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Deaver is the best - and this is a great one !
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MIchael Hrubeck has escaped from a mental hospital for the criminally insane. He's on a mission to find Liz Atcheson, the woman who identified him as a vicious murderer. No one will stop him. Not his psychiatrist,not the porfessional tracker,not Liz' husband. Only Liz can save herself from the unspeakable secret of her past. A past Michael Hrubeck knows all too well.
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Another inventive thriller from Deaver who is a master at fast-paced suspense. Characters we truly care about and some good surprises!
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Classic Deaver read!!!
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Jeff Deaver at his best.
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An outstanding thriller by Jeffrey Deaver. First published in paperback in 1996, it's been reprinted at least six times due to it's popular acclaim. If you haven't read it yet, now's the time. [A]
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A stunning pageturner. Loved it!!!
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Michael Hrubek escapes from a mental hospital for the criminally insame. His objective is to find Lis Atcheson, the woman who identified him. No one can stop him. Great!!!!
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A good thriller with a surprise ending.
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This is the first book of his that I've read. I really enjoyed it. You think you know who the bad guy is and then things take a turn.
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Another great Jeffery Deaver story. A killer has escaped, he is finally free and he\'ll show them all. She called him a killer, he will show her what killing is all about. A great twist at the end!
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A GREAT book! It will have you on the edge of your seat. One, amongst many I have read.
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Michael Hrubek is on a mission. The ones in the institution were out to get him. Like everybody else. But now he's free, and he'll show them all -- especially her. He'll find the one who put him away. He'll make her pay. She called him a killer. He'll show her what killing's all about...

He's escaped. The man who murdered two of Lis Atcheson's students. Who haunted every disoriented day and hellish night following her testimony. Now he's after Lis. And only she can put an end to the nightmare he began...
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Had a very surprising ending
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"Deavers writes... thrillers that would challenge even the most enthusiastic roller coaster ride"Cleveland Plain Dealer
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This is an earlier book of Deaver's, originally published under a pseudonym. I was surprised that he wrote other books under a different name and was not sure this one would live up to his usual standard. The plot is less complicated and the characters less developed than those novels written under his real name; in fact, I have to admit that I suspected the outcome well before I was finished with the book. However, I still enjoyed the book and would recommend it to Jeffery Deaver fans.
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This a great book with a suprise ending, although it's not a Lincoln Rhyme novel, it keeps you guessing til the very end!
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EXCELLENT READ, HARD TO PUT DOWN...TWISTS EVERY TURN! PLENTY OF GREAT HORROR!
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I thought this was a pretty good suspense novel. I had guessed the ending entirely wrong. A nice, easy read.