I need to preface this review with a confession. I have no prior experience with the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre, in which DREAMER belongs. Therefore, I cannot speak to the effectiveness of the story in touching upon the benchmarks of that genre. What I can speak to is the quality of the story contained in DREAMER.
DREAMER, by J.L. Durfey, is the first book in the Kali Lockton Trilogy. and introduces us to the title character, a young twenty-something who wants nothing more than to just live a normal life. Unfortunately, she has a most abnormal problem: she suffers from prophetic dreams. And no one believes her. That is, until she meets the dashing and mysterious young detective, Jared Miles.
Ms. Durfey does an excellent job of getting us into the mind of her young heroine and before long the reader is empathizing with Kali. A sign of a good story is when you, the reader, cannot wait to see what happens next and you find yourself almost skimming through the pages, eagerly trying to find out what will happen next. DREAMER delivers that. By the end of the book, I was ready to start the second, so I could continue the story. That is good storytelling.
If DREAMER is indicative of the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre, then this reader will be sampling more of what it offers, as I eagerly await the second volume of the Kali Lockton Trilogy.