When Stephen King insists that Peter Abrahams is "my favorite American suspense novelist", I take an immediate interest in that author. And I have yet to be disappointed. Page-turners like The Tudor and The Fan set the hook deep in my throat, forcing me to become a huge Abrahams' fan. Then along comes Their Wildest Dreams. Where most successful authors appear to follow a formula, Mr. Abrahams threw this avid reader a curveball that caught me completely by surprise, while distancing himself from his earlier thrillers. But don't be disillusioned. Their Wildest Dreams is a great read with layered characters that you'll really care about. If he ever decides to give up writing--God, I hope not--maybe, just maybe he should look into becoming a magician. How can an author juggle the lives of so many convincing characters without losing the audience? Ask Peter Abrahams. How can an author take an average teenage girl, a divorced mom, loser dad, and a struggling mystery writer, and make a compelling story? Read Their Wildest Dreams. After I read this novel, I found myself looking at my female neighbors with a discriminating eye. Could one of these moms be a stripper in Fort Erie, Canada? Obviously, Mr. Abrahams did his homework on a number of subjects, including his fictional writer, Nick Loeb who learned how to "do women." For those with some dirty thoughts: Give depth to a woman character. Their Wildest Dream is a terrific read worthy of your attention.