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The Sleepless [Paperback]

Graham Masterton
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25 July 1994
When a helicopter crashes, the bodies of a young Supreme Court justice and his wife are found bizarrely mutilated, and their daughter's body is missing. An insurance investigator searches for the truth, and becomes involved in a nightmare maelstrom of horror. By the author of "Manitou".

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  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Mandarin; New edition edition (25 July 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749315768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749315764
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 11.2 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate it 31 May 2014
By storr
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I bought this by mistake thinking it was a detective novel. It turned out to be some supposed hooror - absolute rubbish totally unbelievable and not that well written either.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best - I hope , 31 Mar 2013
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Terrific opening and within the first few pages I was engaging with the characters and looking forward to how they would develop. - and that was where I was disappointed. After a promising start the characters remain strictly 1 dimensional. As the central plot becomes ever less credible the characters reactions to it become increasingly wooden and rather than being able to empathise I just found them irritating. So overall this book was not to my taste however the author did show that he can spin a good yarn, at least in parts and I would be prepared to at least try some of his other titles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Trails off badly 7 Feb 2013
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Good start but descends into a pale clive barker style scenario towards the end.

Pretty graphic in places and readable but little more than a potboiler juggling mysticism and cod psychology.

Worth it for eye popping opening though.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His Best. Very different. Very scarey. 15 May 1999
By A Customer
Masterton's mind must have worked overtime with this story line idea. From the first chapter to the last, you never want to put it down, although it is advisable when it gets dark! As you read, you can smell,feel and taste his work from the outset. The horror is true horror as I've never read before. A definate keepsake. Brilliant.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The first chapter of this book will hook you on the storline, and the rest of the book will keep you hooked. As yet again Masterton delves in to the depts of horror.
This time a helicopter has crashed with a suprime court justice and his family inside, their bodies mutilated and their daughter missing. What happened?
This is what the insurance inverstigator must find out, but he closer he gets to the truth the closer he becomes to the Sleepless and their leader Mr Hilary.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best 3 Mar 2003
Right from the offset, masterton delivers a truly graphic and stomach churning novel, with a cunning plot, that will have gripped for hours. You must set aside at least a full day for this one, because once you pck it up you will find it impossible to put down. This is a must for Masterton fans.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scarily stomach churning! 9 Jun 2012
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This is my very first attempt at reading anything in the horror genre and as long as I manage a few hours sleep tonight I will definitely be buying a few more novels by this fantastic author!
I don't need to add anything more to the general description of this book as other reviewers have done a wonderful job previously and writing synopsis are not my strong suit but I do want to add what this story has done to my psychological wellbeing!
I don't think even in my wildest nightmares I could have scared myself more than in this spine chilling tale.
I don't know where such horrific stuff gets dreamt up. The gore is in glorious technicolour,smells conjoured up linger at the back of your throat making you long to brush your teeth. The visions of torture are so much more alive than any movie in 4D I have ever seen and has left me shaken to my core.

The mixture of psychological therapies(which are highly believable whether they are or not)described throughout the storyline,in conjunction with vivid visions of voodoo, have left me doubting what previous knowledge I thought I had on the subject.
A writer who is able to make his reader question themselves repeatedly over numerous subjects has hit the jackpot in my opinion.

Well done!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good! 12 July 2014
By Davey
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I was a fan of Graham Masterton back in the last century (The Manitou, Devils of D Day, Black Angel etc.) so wanted to rediscover some of his work. Have to say I was a little disappointed with this one. I found the story dragged a bit was very gory and unpleasant in parts, without being truly 'horrific' or 'scary'. Unbelievable characters, especially the African American gangsters. On the whole quite forgettable!
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't like it!
Published 18 days ago by den
4.0 out of 5 stars The sleepless
This US the third book I have read by this author, but it is the best so far, his writing grips oh in a way no other author does. Read more
Published 3 months ago by p.nulty
5.0 out of 5 stars unusual read
haven`t read a graham masterton book for a few years but this is unusual story line and would now buy his books again
Published 6 months ago by mrs b
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story about murder and intrigue with a twist
A good story. I liked how your knowledge of the 'white white men' built up slowly through the story. A good read.
Published 9 months ago by TVR-Andy
3.0 out of 5 stars Sleepless..
While I'm sure this is clever writing it was far too horrific for my liking and I didn't even make it half way through. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Joan Allick
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
great story lines fantastic would highly recommend but then all his books are great have read them all twice. enjoy
Published 12 months ago by katie
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
wish I had never bought this,absolutely rubbish! there aren't many books I have given up but this is one of them,save your money buy something else.
Published 12 months ago by abc13
5.0 out of 5 stars a great read from start to finish
Great book took less than a week to finish.Graham MASTERTON is one of my fave authors if you like Stephen king or James Herbert you will love this
Published 13 months ago by Stephen
4.0 out of 5 stars The sleepless
A little slow to start and I was going to give up..but don't as it gets really paced and in the end a very good read.
Published 14 months ago by susieQ
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version not so good
The plot lines are generally good in Graham Masterton novels (this is the third one I have read) however the Kindle versions tend to be more difficult to read with no spaces... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mandy Williams
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