standalone crime thriller novel
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Edgar-nominee Deaver presents a tautly intricate, original work of terror. When a madman escapes from a hospital for the criminally insane, he is crystal clear on one point: he knows the woman he stalks better than she knows herself, and, as he hunts her, he brings to light a terrible secret from her past.
Praying for revenge…Psycho killer Michael Hrubek has escaped finding the woman who put him away. He’ll show her what killing is all about…
Praying for salvation…Lis knows he’s out there. He’s haunted every sleepless night, watching and waiting to take her to hell with him…
And now Lis is Praying for Sleep.
Michael Hrubek, a schizophrenic psychopath, escapes from a mental institution. The directors of the hospital, concerned for their reputation, tell the police he’s harmless. But Hrubek doesn’t need to sleep and is terrifyingly unpredictable, with the quick thinking of the insane. And he’s leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, as he makes his way towards the isolated home of the woman who was responsible for his incarceration in the institution.
No one will stop him. Not his psychiatrist, not the professional tracker, not Lis’s husband. Only Lis can save herself from the unspeakable secret of her past. A past Michael Hrubek knows too well.