Dream of Darkness By Reginald Hill
Book/Novel Author: Reginald Hill
Book/Novel Title: Dream of Darkness
**A father and daughter are pursued by a dark past in this British spy thriller by an author who never fails to shock and surprise (Ian Rankin).**
Nigel Ellis lost his wife over a decade ago in Uganda. He is remarried now, and his grown daughter, once plagued by nightmares, has finally gotten over the trauma of her mothers deathor so it seems. Nigel has decided to write a memoir about his time in Britains security serviceand he intends to include some explosive details about the countrys secret connections to the brutal dictator Idi Amin and behind-the-scenes corruption.
But there are some who are desperate to prevent his book from ever seeing the light of dayand now his family may be in lethal danger once again . . .
This nerve-jangling thriller from a Diamond Dagger winner is a dark, action-packed look at the lives of those involved in espionage and the people caught in the cross fireguilty and innocent alike.
Reginald Hills stories must certainly be among the best now being written. *The Times Literary Supplement*
Hill is an absorbing, provocative novelist with great style and humour.Frances Fyfield
### From Library Journal
Ruell is actually noted mystery writer Reginald Hill. In London 18-year-old Sairey Ellis suffers from a recurring, debilitating nightmare that shows the young Sairey viewing the open coffin of her mother in Uganda years ago. That did not happen, say her retired British security officer father, Nigel, and his sister, who raised Sairey after her mother’s death. Sairey’s analysis-prompted returning memory of the brief time with her mother in Uganda holds the key to her nightmare and seems to threaten family and friends–as does Nigel, who is writing his African memoirs. Plot and characters are clearly developed through a narrative that focuses on Sairey but is interspersed with varying first-person accounts “excerpted” from letters, diaries, and Nigel’s memoirs. A suspenseful work done well–a Hill title by any other name still reads as sweetly. Mystery Guild featured alternate.
*- V. Louise Saylor, Eastern Wash ington Univ. Lib., Cheney*
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From the Publisher
FIRST PUBLISHED AS A PATRICK RUELL NOVEL ‘One of Britain’s most consistantly excellent crime novelists’ – The Times ‘So far out in front that he need not bother looking over his shoulder’ – Sunday Telegraph ‘Read him’ – London Review of Books