Parker Chipp suffers from a severe case of insomnia, but it’s not for lack of trying. When Parker tries to sleep at night, he instead views the dreams or nightmares of the last person he made eye contact with. For the last four years, he thought that he would never find relief until he accidently meets the eye of Mia, the new girl at school. Thanks to Mia, Parker can finally find sleep within her peaceful dreams. Obsessed with his newfound cure, Parker goes to great lengths to meet Mia’s eye every day. His peace doesn’t last for long though, as a real stalker is after Mia and everyone thinks it’s him. The idea of a dream watcher was interesting to me, especially seeing the side effects of this gift (or curse). J. R. Johansson combined this with a thrilling mystery that kept me guessing until the very end.
— Rebecca, Atlanta
Her eyes saved his life. Her dreams released his darkness. After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can't take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he's made eye contact with. If he doesn't sleep soon, Parker will die. Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker's furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he'd go. And when someone begins to terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker's memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.
About the Author
J. R. Johansson (Orem, UT) holds a BS in public relations and is active in the writing community, teaching classes and workshops. Insomnia is her debut novel. Visit her online at JennJohansson.com.