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Farewell to Dreams

Book 1, Fatal Insomnia - A Novel of Fatal Insomnia

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Without sleep, her life became a living nightmare.

Fatal. Insomnia.
From New York Times bestselling and Thriller Award-winning author CJ Lyons an explosive medical thriller with a dark and edgy twist, “a heroine you'll never forget and a story that whips by at bullet speed" (Tess Gerritsen). 

“CJ Lyons scores a major triumph with FAREWELL TO DREAMS. Totally absorbing and impossible to put down.” ~Douglas Preston, #1 NYT bestselling author 

In the chaos of the ER, functioning without sleep is a prized skill. But even Dr. Angela Rossi will admit that five months is far too long. Then a dead nun speaks to her while Angela is holding the nun’s heart in her hand. 

“Find the girl,” the nun commands—although no one else in the trauma room can hear, the words drilling directly into Angela’s brain. “Save the girl.”  

Aided by a police detective fallen from grace, Angela searches the midnight catacombs beneath the city, facing down a ruthless gang leader and stumbling onto a serial killer’s lair. Her desperate quest to save the girl leads her to the one thing she least expected to find: a last chance for love. 

As her symptoms escalate in bizarre and disturbing ways, Angie realizes exactly how serious her illness is. She might be dying, but she’s finally choosing how to live… 

FAREWELL TO DREAMS is the first installment in a new series of medical thrillers with a sci-fi twist that features non-stop action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a surprise ending you won't see coming.

Join the millions of readers who have already fallen in love with CJ’s “Thrillers with Heart” and grab your copy of FAREWELL TO DREAMS today! Be ready for more twists as the story continues in Book #2, A RAGING DAWN.

Praise for CJ Lyons and her Thrillers with Heart:
“Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child 

“Compelling…I love how the characters come alive on every page.” —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver 

“A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author 

“The perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read.”—Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author 

“Packed with adrenaline.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author 

“Tense, whip-smart medical scenes … gripping.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author 

“Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized … an irresistible read.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author 

“Exciting … engrossing, intriguing.”—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author 

“An adrenaline rush and an all-around great read.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author 

“Breathtakingly fast-paced.”—Publishers Weekly 

"Delves deep into the human soul." ~RT Book Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 06, 2014 – ER doctor Angela Rossi, the heroine of this overheated thriller from Lyons (Critical Condition), works in Cambria City, Pa., a city figuratively owned by Daniel Kingston. The mogul literally owns the massive housing development Kingston Tower, which is run for him by gang leader Tyree Willard. While trying to save the life of gunshot victim Sister Patrice, Rossi experiences a fugue state in which she hears the nun's voice tell her to "save the girl." To do that, Rossi must discover a subterranean world extending for blocks beneath Kingston Tower. It is also a world in which wealth and corruption have allowed a culture of rape, torture, child abuse, and murder to flourish. Rossi is aided by Det. Matthew Ryder and the mysterious Devon Price, who is also seeking the missing girl for reasons of his own. Rossi struggles to deal with her increasingly worrisome mental state, her attraction to Ryder, and the horrors of the Tower. Readers should be prepared for an improbable plot and cast. (BookLife)

Customer Reviews

Farewell to Dreams

Great read,fast paced,addicting!

Farewell To Dreams

Excellent story. Fast paced, riveting and gritty story line. Characters are interesting and complicated, not one dimensional. Love C.J. Lyon's other series also. Medical theme, murder and relationships all intertwined to make an intense book that you can't put down!

Good Read

Only bought it because it was a cheapie. Turned out to be a good read. Interesting characters with exceptional descriptives. I just don't understand my it is suggested that Angie killed Leo, when he was on the threshold of death anyhow. I figured it must be because of her lifetime of feeling guilty, but it just didn't make sense to me.

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Farewell to Dreams
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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: May 18, 2014
  • Publisher: EdgyReads
  • Seller: CJ Lyons, LLC
  • Print Length: 437 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Fatal Insomnia
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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