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Tortured Dreams ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ Tortured Dreams Author Hadena James – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain s door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people s futures She has survived attacks by two different s When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain s door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people s futures She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human historyA new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity Aislinn Cain s life is a horror story.

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  • Paperback
  • 315 pages
  • Tortured Dreams
  • Hadena James
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 1481178407

About the Author: Hadena James

Hadena James began writing at the age of eight As a teenager, she had several short stories published in literary magazines She completed writing her first novel at the age of Hadena graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in European History with minors in German and Russian studies She has always wanted to be a writer so she also took several classes in creative writingHadena s primary literary genre is action thriller She currently writes two series, both use action thriller The Brenna Strachan Series uses fantasy and the Dreams Reality Series uses murder mystery as its secondary genre She continues to explore and expand her writing and hopes to soon produce a comedic action thriller When she isn t busy writing or running her business, Hadena enjoys playing in a steel tip dart league She also loves to travel throughout North America and Europe Her favorite cities are Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany She is an avid reader, reading everything from the classics like Jane Austen to modern writers like Terry Pratchett One of her all time favorite books is Good Omens by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett She writes all of her books while listening to music and the bands tend to get honorable mentions within the pages.



10 thoughts on “Tortured Dreams

  1. Mort Mort says:

    I feel really conflicted about this rating, so let s just say it was a good idea but there were some problems with the execution Since it s a debut novel and the beginning of a series, I m not willing to make too hard a judgement on the author I will have to read the second book before I decide to commit to this series.There were some really good things The idea was very interesting and the research on torture was very well done.Aislinn Cain is a genius and an expert in the field of medieval I feel really conflicted about this rating, so let s just say it was a good idea but there were some problems with the execution Since it s a debut novel and the beginning of a series, I m not willing to make too hard a judgement on the author I will have to read the second book before I decide to commit to this series.There were some really good things The idea was very interesting and the research on torture was very well done.Aislinn Cain is a genius and an expert in the field of medieval torture She is also a sociopath who has survived two serial killers So, when a serial killer uses torture devices from the middle ages to kill people, she gets approached by the US Marshals as a consultant And, of course, a personal connection to her will draw her into the investigation.That s all I m going to give you about the story.Unfortunately, there were some problems The first of which was the believability of some things about some characters If I discuss them, I will have to put a spoiler alert on this review something I very rarely do You can decide for yourself This book was a free download and probably still is, so it might be worth checking out It is something I can forgive to an extent The thing that really bothered me was the writing style no, not the short, clipped sentences I thought that fit very well with the emotionless, logical main character The first third of the book was written really well the pace was great But all of a sudden, everything slowed down to a crawl when the story became mainly dialogue And there was so much repetition when they recapped what they had figured out up until that point This didn t work for me It was dull, it was boring and, most of all, it was difficult to get through And then the pace pics up again toward the end of the book.Okay, I said my peace, but it is worth mentioning that I was really impressed by the research into torture I also have an interest in the subject and, some years ago, did some research of my own on the subject She still managed to tell me some things I didn t know.It doesn t matter why people are interested in the subject it s an entire debate on its own What I have found out is that there are only three reasons why people torture other people Information, punishment and sexual sadismI will call it sadism from now on, because this is also a debate without any definitive answers An argument can be made that any type of pleasure has a sexual nature to it, whether the deed is actually done or not The feeling of being god when you can take away someone s life as described by many a serial killer , can also be included in this No, it doesn t matter what I believe, but I m not willing to argue about it either These days, if you asked anybody about torture, most will reference serial killers real or imaginary , without giving it much thought Thanks to Hollywood, we know just how bad serial killers can be Hell, I m no different The first movie that made me wonder if I would ever be able to handle any kind of torture was a 70 s movie with Dustin Hoffman in the lead, called MARATHON MAN In one scene, this dentist drills a hole in his tooth, then works the nerves underneath until they start dying, and then he moves on to the next tooth FUCK, man I wanted to piss myself just thinking about it But, in that case, it was to get information.Want to know about punishment SAW was probably the best example I can think of, simply because the people had to do some severe shit to themselves in order to survive Remember, Jigsaw never killed anybody.What about the movie PRISONERS with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal A father was willing to torture someone for information in order to get back his abducted daughter I personally loved that movie, I thought it was absolutely brilliant.And, of course, the ultimate punishment movie has to be SE7EN don t get me started on that one.Sorry, I m going off subject here.The thing about torture the truly horrible thing is that it has happened since the beginning of time And it is still happening to this day Not only by killers, but there will always be a certain amount of torture during war of which there is always one somewhere in the world Sometimes it can be very simple there is a water torture where they hang someone upside down and make water drip on his head, in the same spot, for hours It may not sound like much, but can you imagine having a migraine and somebody keeps poking your head in the same spot There is sleep deprivation, which causes hallucinations and maybe even insanity The examples are endless And you don t even have to think about armies when I say war There are gangs and cartels who goes so far beyond anything a normal human being would be willing to do.At the end of the day, this subject is wide and to me very interesting The story line of this book was good enough to make me willing to give this author another go I do hope I will enjoy the second oneThanks for the recommend, Pat, I m glad I read it

  2. Hadena James Hadena James says:

    My inspiration for the Cain Characters came in 1997 I was reading a book that detailed a special Marshal unit that was created and dissolved in the space of two years to deal with the sudden rise of serial killers in the late 1960 s The theory behind the unit was that US Marshals already chased fugitives, why not have them chase down unknown fugitives The book ended with the author stating that unit was a dismal failure After reading the book, I consider the idea that maybe what they need My inspiration for the Cain Characters came in 1997 I was reading a book that detailed a special Marshal unit that was created and dissolved in the space of two years to deal with the sudden rise of serial killers in the late 1960 s The theory behind the unit was that US Marshals already chased fugitives, why not have them chase down unknown fugitives The book ended with the author stating that unit was a dismal failure After reading the book, I consider the idea that maybe what they needed was not better Marshals, but crazier Marshals And so started the characters.I knew that I needed at least one female, I love a good, strong female character During the first novel, Aislinn was just smart without a personality disorder It didn t work for me, she needed to be as damaged as the people she was chasing, if notso I bought about a million books on personality disorders which lead to Aislinn becoming a sociopath Another year of development and the cast was created from Lucas to Alejandro to a character that will show up later in the series Tortured Dreams is actually the 15th novel I have written with this cast They have finally evolved into what I want them to be, so it is the first to be published My friends have asked if I will publish any of the earlier Cain novels and the answer is no They have evolved beyond what they were and each novel will be new for them.I rated it because they are my favorite cast of characters to work with

  3. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I picked this up for free on a whim from BookBub and I couldn t bepleased with my decision This book completely sucked me in right from page one and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough It s such a twisted and intriguing story, so much is going on and it s all so interesting that it becomes slightly hard to keep track of all the details That s really my main complaint about this book, everything else was minor in comparison I really enjoyed the main character and I found myself connec I picked this up for free on a whim from BookBub and I couldn t bepleased with my decision This book completely sucked me in right from page one and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough It s such a twisted and intriguing story, so much is going on and it s all so interesting that it becomes slightly hard to keep track of all the details That s really my main complaint about this book, everything else was minor in comparison I really enjoyed the main character and I found myself connecting with her despite having very little in common with her She s really quite compelling and that s a big part of what makes this story so interesting Besides the killer descriptions of gruesome torture of course

  4. Pat Pat says:

    I ve read a few books in this series but for some reason could never this this first book as an e book although now there seems to be two first books, WTF Anyway, I finally had the brainwave to check iBooks and voila First a warning, this book, well the whole series actually, is not for the faint hearted.Here we have the story of how Aislinn Cain came to join the Serial Crimes Tracking Unit SCTU of the US Marshalls These guys hunt the worst serial killers in the country They are also a I ve read a few books in this series but for some reason could never this this first book as an e book although now there seems to be two first books, WTF Anyway, I finally had the brainwave to check iBooks and voila First a warning, this book, well the whole series actually, is not for the faint hearted.Here we have the story of how Aislinn Cain came to join the Serial Crimes Tracking Unit SCTU of the US Marshalls These guys hunt the worst serial killers in the country They are also all pretty damaged people who are good at what they do because they can understand the people they are hunting Aislinn is brilliant, has a truckload of degrees including a thesis on medieval torture methods and she is a sociopath She s also as tough as nails, having survived numerous serial killers herself.The SCTU comes knocking at her door because they are hunting someone who is killing people using, you guessed it, medieval torture methods and Aislinn is an expert in the field Starting in a consultant capacity they pick up the trail as the killer strikes again Something is bothering Aislinn about the methods chosen It seems to be almost directed at getting her attention Soon she is faced with her worst nightmare and, believe me, this girl doesn t scare easy This was a thrilling ride There was a lot packed into this story including a few humorous moments, in amongst the horror that is We are introduced to the SCTU crew who are a likeable bunch despite their obvious flaws Anyway, I m glad I finally caught the start of the saga Now I can pick up where I left off

  5. Brittany Westerberg Brittany Westerberg says:

    I got this book for free in exchange for a review I have to say, I was intrigued by the story, and it pulled me along nicely I found myself liking the main character, in spite of the type of person she really was in real life, I d probably dislike her a lot if I ever met her Despite a couple times when the story dragged a bit, I wanted to keep reading I m not sure if the book is set in the future or in a kind of alternate reality, but it plays off the increasing number of serial killers in I got this book for free in exchange for a review I have to say, I was intrigued by the story, and it pulled me along nicely I found myself liking the main character, in spite of the type of person she really was in real life, I d probably dislike her a lot if I ever met her Despite a couple times when the story dragged a bit, I wanted to keep reading I m not sure if the book is set in the future or in a kind of alternate reality, but it plays off the increasing number of serial killers in our society In my opinion, serial killers were always around It just wasn t as easy to track them down in the past centuries, and there wasn t the news coverage to publicize it as easily However, the theme in this book is it s an increasing number, a kind of de evolvement of the species, and it s an interesting theory There was a lot of talking and I didn t always find the dialogue believable, but considering the personality types in this book, I won t say it really takes away from the book I wasn t always sure who was speaking, since a lot of times there were conversations in a group and they went back and forth quickly without a she said or he said to help me figure it out I found myself having to go back and rereadthan a few times in order to try and figure it out I do have this major criticism the book needs a good proofread by a copy editor I can forgive some grammar things, since it s written in the first person point of view I also know that people don t speak with perfect grammar, so I m not counting everything in the dialogue However, there were lots of times when I wanted to take a red pen to the pages which would have been very difficult considering I was reading an e book I give it 3.5 stars

  6. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    by Hadena JamesWhen the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain s door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people s futures She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history.A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths by Hadena JamesWhen the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain s door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people s futures She has survived attacks by two different serial killers and devoted her life to studying the darker side of human history.A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness Can she afford to help, knowing that the cost could be her own humanity Aislinn Cain s life is a horror storyChallenges A Round The Year in 52 Books 46 crime storyJune 2016 TBRTakedown 4.0 6 20 16 6 26 16 a first book in a serieswhat did I think of it five starsCan t believe that I kept this on my kindle TBR for a year, should have picked it last year but I didn t ,but I m so glad I did this year, I loved it, loved every thing about, loved how Aislinn is a sociopath and she know it to, but what makes this a great story is that even though she is one, she use it to hunt serial killers and that she is part of the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit love the other character as well, love how in this book they serial killers uses medieval torture methods to slay his victims, its the first book in what s looking so far as a great series, now I really want to go and read book 2 which I have can t wait to get the rest of the series

  7. Lavada Lavada says:

    I received this book free for my honest review When I first started this book, I thought this is a darker thriller than I normally read But, it is written so well I couldn t put it down I kept following Ace and her friends in finding a serial killer that used historical torture devices and I kept wanting to learnI understand Ms James is beginning a new series with this book and I can t wait for the sequel If, like me, you love sequels, this series of Alex, her new career of chasing I received this book free for my honest review When I first started this book, I thought this is a darker thriller than I normally read But, it is written so well I couldn t put it down I kept following Ace and her friends in finding a serial killer that used historical torture devices and I kept wanting to learnI understand Ms James is beginning a new series with this book and I can t wait for the sequel If, like me, you love sequels, this series of Alex, her new career of chasing serial killers and her set of unique friends is a must read

  8. Lynne Lynne says:

    At the start I thought I wasn t going to like the protagonist but she grew on me and I actually began to like her However, the idea of a woman who attracts serial killers oh come on Intriguing but somewhat unbelievable The book is very heavy on dialogue rather than action and when the action DID happen towards the end, it seemed a bit too surreal Putting all that aside, it was a good story and I expect I shall delve into the next one sometime soon.

  9. Edlira Dibrani Edlira Dibrani says:

    Stunned.I never would have imagined that there is this kind of danger in the world People being tortured in these inhuman ways and serial killers everywhere I am really glad I read this book I got plenty of knowledge about these things and the characters were so smart That s what I enjoyed most of it Some people are born to capture the monsters, others, like me, are born to put them away.

  10. Jessie Jessie says:

    The story idea was really good which is why I am giving it 2 stars I really wanted to know where the story was going so I kept at reading it What I did not like and which made me skim through the majority of the book is all the chitter chatter the characters were doing Some of it is fine but it just seemed like all they did was repeat and hash out the same things over and over again Drove me nuts But when the writing turned to the action part of the book I became interested again The whole The story idea was really good which is why I am giving it 2 stars I really wanted to know where the story was going so I kept at reading it What I did not like and which made me skim through the majority of the book is all the chitter chatter the characters were doing Some of it is fine but it just seemed like all they did was repeat and hash out the same things over and over again Drove me nuts But when the writing turned to the action part of the book I became interested again The whole book was like that I don t know how to explain it any better

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