Fiction/Mystery & Detective
The Dreaming Tree by Matthew Mather
A serial killer is loose on the streets of New York,
chased by a detective whose mutated eyes
see things only she can …
Shutter Island meets Jacob’s Ladder in the new near-future crime thriller from million-copy bestseller Matthew Mather, with books translated in over twenty languages worldwide.
“Relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists.”—Publishers Weekly
After a near-fatal car crash, Royce wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a mutation to her eyes.
Royce becomes Devlin’s prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, he tumbles through a hallucinogenic underworld of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever—not even death itself.
“Filled with thrills and rooted in science.” —ArsTechnica.com
“The Dreaming Tree is the story of what happens when one man crosses the threshold of the impossible into the possible, and lays aside his morals and ethics. While this novel may be considered an entertaining fiction, it’s a frightening glimpse into a future that may already have arrived.” —New York Journal of Books
“A highly appealing blend of mystery, thriller, and speculative science fiction…[The] relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists toward the end make this a fun…tale. The science angle adds satisfying depth.” —Publishers Weekly
“[A] twisted take on Frankenstein’s monster.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The Dreaming Tree is a taut thriller injected with mesmerizing hard science. A walking lie detector makes an incredible detective—Delta Devlin is a franchise character worth losing your head over.” —Scott Sigler, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Matthew Mather’s books have sold millions of copies, been translated and published in over twenty-five countries, and optioned for multiple movie and television contracts. After starting his career at the McGill Center for Intelligent Machines, Matthew worked in ventures ranging from nanotechnology to cybersecurity before becoming a full-time author of high-concept speculative thrillers.
Tom Taylorson is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and Chicago-based actor with over a decade of stage experience. In that time he also built a voice-over career and now primarily works as a voice actor. Tom is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago, teaching voice-over for interactive media.
Robin Eller is a narrator, actress, singer, and dance educator. She has appeared on stage, in films, and on such television programs as The Bernie Mac Show, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital, as well as numerous commercials. As a dancer, she has traveled the world with the legendary James Brown.