Welcome to my stop on the A Dream to Die For blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation! A Dream to Die For will be published on July 16, 2019!
About the Book:
In Riverton Falls, a small New England town, globe-trotting bartender Celeste Fortune stands in her kitchen puzzling over last night’s frightening dream–a woman at a window, lilacs blowing in the breeze, someone’s hands tight around her neck. Celeste is sure the dream belongs to someone else. Perhaps she has finally broken through to the collective dreams of Dreamland cult. Hoping her therapist and cult leader will help her untangle it, she heads off into the cold November morning to her final appointment with him–or so she hopes. Her estranged fianc� has delivered an ultimatum: Leave the cult of Dreamers, or end their relationship for good.
Instead of help, however, Celeste discovers her therapist dying in a pool of blood, skull stove in by his own healing crystal. His computer, containing the intimate dreams and secrets of half the town, is gone. Suspicion immediately falls on Celeste, known to be a rebellious member of his cult. To clear her name, Celeste enlists the help of her old friend, Gloria, and the two women set out to find the real culprit. But in the middle of their hunt, the stolen dreams seemingly come to life, terrifying the town–and Celeste and Gloria become the killer’s next target.
Celeste Fortune has had another dream, a frightening one. Someone was trying to hurt her. She thinks the dream may have been intended for someone else.
Celeste belongs to the Dreamland cult, and her therapist is also her cult leader. Her fiancé has told her she has to leave the cult, and she’s hoping to meet with her therapist one last time.
When she goes to the meeting, her therapist has been seriously hurt, and the laptop, which has the dreams of the cult members, has disappeared. Of course, Celeste is a suspect because she found the therapist like this, and she seeks to clear her name. In doing so, she may become the next victim.
A Dream to Die For is a quick, absorbing read. It’s eccentric and original, one that will keep you guessing. I found the cult and dream aspects interesting.
Overall, A Dream to Die For is an engaging and suspenseful mystery, and I thoroughly enjoyed it for a change of pace.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Susan Z. Ritz grew up in Minnesota, but left home to become a wandering scholar; she lived, studied, and worked in Kenya, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia in the 1970s. During the Carter Administration, she was as a human rights lobbyist in Washington, DC, then moved with her family to Dachau, Germany, the setting for her memoir in progress, On the Edge of Dachau. For the past thirty years she has lived with her husband and three children in Montpelier, Vermont, where she works as a fund raiser, events coordinator, and philanthropic advisor for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, especially those promoting economic equality for women. Writing, however, has always been her passion, and after receiving an MFA in creative nonfiction from Goucher College, she began writing for local publications and teaching creative writing to adults and high school students. Her first novel, A Dream to Die For will be released by She Writes Press on July 16, 2019.
Have you read A Dream to Die For, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR