This book was a real nail biter! Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. At just under 200 pages this book is a short thrill ride that leaves you holding your breath at the end.
The main character is Ben West, a university professor and psychotherapist. His fianc Alison suffers terribly nightmares and in an effort to help release here from these nightmares he begins to hypnotize her. He was once fascinated by a paper he read involving 2 hypnosis participants actually hypnotizing each other - he enlists a student/friend Stan to become a participant in the hypnosis. Unknown to Ben a special bond forms between the two that occurs only during the hypnosis sessions. At some points during the sessions Stan refuses to follow directs thrusting Alison deeper and deeper into hypnotic trances that endanger her life. As Ben begins to unravel the puzzle of what's happening to his fianc end her worsening mental status during her waking hours, a grim discovery occurs and a race against time begins as he tries to save Alison from certain disaster.
I can't tell you more than that as it would certainly destroy the mystery here. This was a fascinating and completely absorbing story. Excellent!