Matthew Mather – The Dreaming Tree


A serial killer is loose on the streets of New York,

chased by a detective whose mutated eyes

see things only she can….

Shutter Island meets Jacobs Ladder in the new near-future crime thriller from million-copy best seller Matthew Mather, with books translated in over 20 languages worldwide.

Relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists. (Publishers Weekly)

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce wakes up to find hes one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a mutation to her eyes.

Royce becomes Devlins prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, he tumbles through a hallucinogenic underworld of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever – not even death itself.

Author: Matthew Mather
Narrator: Robin Eller, Tom Taylorson
Duration: 11 hours 5 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2007
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Language: English

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The Dreaming Tree”

My favorite read by author Matthew Mather was Cyberstorm but his newest novel The Dreaming Tree is now my new favorite. The genre is futuristic but very grounded in real medical possibilities. I listened to the audiobook adaptation, in which both excellent narrators enhanced the author’s words. From the first minute of listening I was immediately immersed into Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe’s new life, new body. This storyline takes body-dysmorphia to an extreme end after Roy wakes up after a violent car crash with a new body. Throughout the novel he verbally battles within himself with the mind of the donor or is he just becoming crazy? There is a side story about a New York detective named Delta Devlin, obsessively working on a serial killer case that may or may not involve Roy & his donor….