Review of “A Dream within a Dream” by Mike Nappa & Melissa Kosci

This is my first novel by Mike Nappa and Melissa Kosci. However, this novel is the third Coffey & Hill book by these two authors. It seems all three of the books have titles derived from poems by Edgar Allen Poe. The other two books are “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee”. I was interested in this book because the blurb on the back of the book sounded intriguing. I cannot say this with absolute certainty since I have not read the first two books but it seems that you would be okay if you read this book without reading those. However it would probably be better if you read those first. I say that because the cases from the first two books are referenced a couple of times at least and also because when I first started reading this book I had the feeling I was missing something. The book is broken up by days for sections. The beginning of each chapter lists a character which tells you whose perspective that chapter is written in. I found this to be only slightly frustrating because some parts of certain chapters were repeats of the previous chapter because it was the same scene repeated but from another character’s point of view. However, Nappa and Kosci do a good job building the suspense pretty much from the beginning of the book.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in order to give an honest review.