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Worst Nightmares

Worst Nightmares

A Novel
ISBN-10: 159315576X
ISBN-13: 9781593155766
Mass Market Paperback
Also available: Hardcover
$7.99 US · $9.99 CAN
Rights: World, excluding UK and Commonwealth
Published: March 2000

About the Book

Dermot Nolan is an international, award-winning, bestselling author who seems to have it all—a successful career, fame, fortune, and a beautiful wife. Dermot seems every bit the literary darling. And yet, for the last year, he has suffered from a bout of writer’s block and in the process has grossly overspent his income. So when Dermot comes across an unsolicited horror manuscript stuffed into his mailbox entitled My Worst Nightmares—My Delicious Memoirs, he cannot help but feel intrigued. It tells the story of the twisted, homicidal “Dream Healer” who snares his victims via his website worstnightmares.net, seduces them into revealing their innermost fears, and then kills them by revisiting their very own nightmares upon them. And while Dermot is disgusted by the horror of the manuscript, he is also deeply intrigued, so much so he seeks to solve his writer’s block by rewriting Arnold’s novel as his own. Sweeping aside the threatening prospect of plagiarism, Dermot begins to rework the novel while simultaneously researching the stories. In his search, he slowly begins to realize that the novel may not be entirely fictional, that these poor characters may have perished at the hands of a twisted torturer. Could the Dream Healer be real? Could these innocent cyber-surfers have fallen victim to a raving maniac? And could Dermot be writing his own ticket to death…his very own worst nightmare?
Shane Briant
About Shane Briant
Shane Briant is an actor and novelist. Briant studied Law at Trinity College Dublin but became a professional actor at age twenty one, playing the name role in Hamlet at the Eblana Theatre. A year later he played one of the leads in Children of the Wolf, with Sheelagh Cullen and Yvonne Mitchel at London’s Apollo Theatre. Briant was subsequently nominated for the Best Newcomer Award by the London theater critics that year for this role. Since the early 1980s, the bulk, but not all, of Briant’s acting work has been in Australian and New Zealand films and television. He has starred in fourteen films. The first short film he wrote, A Message from Fallujah, won the Best of the Fest Award at the 2005 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and was in the final mix of ten shorts for consideration for an Academy Award that year. He currently resides in Sydney, Australia.

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