Dream Girl By Laura Lippman is Dark and twisty. This is my first book from Laura Lippman that I’ve read, and it is her first horror novel. You can see the intensely influenced books within the context like Misery. However, this story is strangely unique. How this story unfurls is fascinating. I do think the first half of the novel reasonably tedious. However, as it begins to build moments, you get sucked into the plot and can’t put the book down.
Gerry Andersen is an author whose smash hit novel, Dream Girl, keeps on provide him with funds. He has written different books since then, however, they haven’t exactly accomplished a similar degree of recognition. After an accident, Gerry winds up bound to a medical clinic bed in his lovely 25th floor apartment.
While attempting to heal and write another novel in the middle of visits from his assistant and night nurse, Gerry begins getting upsetting calls from “Aubrey”, the main character in Dream Girl. How could that be? Aubrey is a person he totally made up. Could the source be one of his exes, pulling pranks on him? Are the calls truly happening? Or it is just a Hallucination?
The thought that continued repeating in my mind while reading this novel was: “This is bizarre.” It really is. The timeline jumps the spot, through several decades. It was a little jarring at the beginning. When I became used to it and picked what was being tossed down, I sat back and appreciated the ride.
Dream Girl By Laura Lippman is a psychological thriller with many moving pieces and nuanced. It has scenes that don’t appear like they will connect to Gerry’s present predicament, but they do. Gerry may be an unreliable storyteller, and it’s interesting to see how he look at himself. Additionally, it was good to learn about him in his past.
Overall, Dream Girl By Laura Lippman was a solid suspense/horror story. I didn’t actually mind the slow speed or the way that specific components of the plot appeared to be basically the same as another book, as I imagine that Lippman did what’s necessary to make this a remarkable twist. I enjoyed her capacity to bring the reader into the mind of her character, and I will presumably look at her different books later on.