A Dream Within A Dream by Mike Nappa and Melissa Kosci (review)

Third in the Coffey & Hill series, this is the long awaited sequel to Mike Nappa’s Annabel Lee and The Raven. Told from multiple points of view, the return of private investigator Trudi Hill and FBI agent Samuel Hill, her ex-husband and sometime business partner, does not disappoint.

Missing art, a traumatized artist, the Irish Mob and danger from various other directions all add up to a compulsively readable thriller. Beyond the excitement of the intrigue and adventure, I particularly enjoyed the expanded role of Trudi’s assistant Eulalie and developments in the relationship between Trudi and Samuel continues to be a high point for me.

With the seamless addition of co-writer Melissa Kosci for A Dream Within A Dream, this is a book and a series for the re-read shelf. Highly recommended for those who enjoy can’t-put-it-down action-packed thrillers that center on strong leading characters.


A Dream Within A Dream by Mike Nappa and Melissa Kosci (Coffey & Hill, #3) | Revell, June 2020 | paperback or ebook, 416 pages

This review refers to a finished paperback that I voluntarily read courtesy of the publisher’s Revell Reads program. All opinions expressed are my own.


About the Book

He may be the key to solving one of the greatest unsolved art heists in history

Trudi Coffey hasn’t seen Samuel Hill in weeks. Then the FBI shows up asking about him. After a strange encounter with an armed man demanding her help and an attack by a member of the Boston mob looking for someone named Dream, Trudi manages to find Samuel–or rather, he finds her. He’s made some pretty powerful enemies, but right now his full attention is on protecting Dream from the mob. Because Dream has something they want–the map to the location of artwork stolen from the Gardner Museum during the infamous 1990 heist.

With danger closing in from all sides, Trudi and Samuel will have to call on all their allies to keep Dream safe and discover the identities of the people who have been hunting down Samuel. The real questions are, whom can they trust? And who will make it out of this alive?