by Sukey HowardNovember, 1998
Sidney Sheldon in Silicon Valley?Sidney Sheldon, that spinner of best-selling tales, has based his newest, Tell Me Your Dreams (6 hours), on real events and a psychological disorder that has long been debated. Don't worry, I'm not giving too much away--this is a complicated story where little is as it appears. In the beginning you have Ashley, a shy, talented computer graphics designer, living in Silicon Valley. But her quiet life ends when she feels she's being stalked by an unknown person for unknown reasons. Then it all gets worse--a series of savage murders occurs, each with the same telltale method. At first, the police are totally baffled; then all the evidence points to an equally baffled Ashley. Suddenly, she's on trial, defended by a brave young lawyer fighting against enormous odds. But don't think you've got it all figured out until the very, very end. Morgan Fairchild gives a most convincing performance.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.