Dreams of Fear
by Hilary Bonner

A young mother’s death leads Bristol detective David Vogel to uncover a shocking series of family secrets stretching back 30 years.

Jane Ferguson suffers from horrific nightmares which she claims not to be able to explain. And when her traumatised six-year-old daughter finds Jane dead, hanging by the neck in the hallway of the family’s seaside home, it is assumed she took her own life.

But routine police enquiries reveal evidence indicating that Jane has been murdered, and her businessman husband Felix, commodore of the local yacht club, becomes the chief suspect.

Called in to launch a major inquiry, Detective Inspector David Vogel discovers that nothing connected with Jane Ferguson’s death is as it seems. Gradually, he uncovers a deeply disturbing story involving a succession of shocking family secrets stretching back over three decades.


Fans of character-driven British police procedurals will be satisfied

Publishers Weekly

A cracking read, tautly suspenseful, and starring a notably engaging copper hero


A crisply written crime novel that methodically reveals the pieces of a complex puzzle, effectively challenging armchair sleuths

Kirkus Reviews

This taut thriller is filled with unexpected twists and turns, leading up to a shocker of an ending

Booklist on Wheel of Fire

Belting Bristol-set cop story ... Ingenious

Sunday Times Crime Club on Deadly Dance

Bonner is now a formidable crime writer ... Packed with sharp eye for detail

Daily Mail on Deadly Dance

A gripping novel that will draw admirers of Peter James and Val McDermid

Library Journal on Deadly Dance

A suspenseful and disturbing page-turner … Fully fleshed characters, a masterfully constructed plot and a shock ending make for a gripping read

Booklist on Deadly Dance

A well-crafted series launch

Publishers Weekly on Deadly Dance

Bonner has a fine reputation for strongly written, disturbing novels. With a sparkling cast and engaging panache, this one twists and turns seductively, before revealing its secrets

Daily Mail on Friends to Die For

Hilary Bonner

Hilary Bonner was previously the showbusiness editor of the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Mirror. She lives in Somerset with her partner, the actress, Amanda Barrie.

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Dreams of Fear by Hilary Bonner is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483036871st December 2019N/A256$14.99
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