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Dream Doctor

(Dream #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  79 reviews
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“I didn’t expect to be woken up by someone I don’t know dreaming about killing somebody. I thought I was done with that once and for all…”

But Sara’s not done with it. As if adjusting to life as a newlywed and starting medical school weren’t difficult enough, she’s started seeing the dreams of everyone around her, again
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published April 2nd 2012
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Dreams, we all have them, but what if you could see other people’s dreams? What if one of the least liked professors were the object of murder in several people’s dreams and you knew it was going to happen? J.J. DiBenedetto continues the story of Sara, the young woman who sees others’ dreams and knows they may come true. Dream Doctor is a quick read, full of suspense, a touch of humor and some pretty realistic insights into the life of a young married med student with a special gift.

Sara and Bri
Second in the Dream series of mysteries, Dream Doctor follows former premed student Sarah as she marries her college friend and enters medical school. Details of married dorm life and medical school create an enjoyably convincing background, while Sarah and Brian share the sort of honest love that can only grow as life throws problems at them. Sarah’s continuing ability to share other people’s dreams is only one of those problems.

While I might struggle to believe a student could do so much and s
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dream Doctor continues the story of Sara from Dream Student. After the traumatizing events of Dream Student, Sara is ready to move on to brighter and bigger things. She marries Brian and begins her life as a newlywed and a first year medical student, both big adjustments. Fortunately, excluding one or two hiccups, she has not had any dreams from anyone besides herself since helping to capture Dr. Walters. All of that is about to change however, the dreams are about to start again. Once again Sar ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Ok overall, this book might be even better than book one in the series. Which, as most readers knows, is really not the norm. However, I can see how the author is growing, the story line is better plotted. The pacing is extremely well done. The characters keeps growing in this book and the world building is very well done.

The performance of Heather Hogan really added so much to this story. Especially the scene changes from the waking to the dream world is done with a clear and non negotiable twi
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Dream series. I had not read the first book but that did not effect my ability to understand the plot of this book. In this book Sara and her fiance Brian return. This time they are getting married and Sara is in medical school. She wakes up one night to a dream of one of her professors being killed. Sara quickly realizes her previous dream experiences are not over as she had hoped. The book then proceeds with a mystery as to who wants this professor dead. I thorou ...more
InD'tale Magazine
The concept for this series is great. Sara uses her abilities to stop murders and help people in need. Unfortunately, while the idea is captivating, the execution needs some work.

Read full review in the 2013 September issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like the mystery this book has about it. Can you imagine seeing other people’s dreams? That’d be hard not to accidentally say something that they should only know.
Sara Barns now Sara Alderson as she she is married to Brian now and also a medical student. Brian who knows about her dream status and her one good friend Beth are there for her. When Sara starts having dreams about an unpopular doctor named Mr. Morris she knows something wrong is going to happen to him. So she starts observi
Naznin Azeez
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a really different kind of story. A medical student, Sara, can see other people's dreams when she sleeps. In these dreams, she gets to find out clues about an upcoming murder, which is that of one of her teachers. She forms a suspect list and does her own sleuthing when she wakes up, with the help of the clues from her dreams.. It's put together really well.

Another extremely interesting thing is the very detailed and realistic portrayal of the life of a medical student. Wow, it's so tou
Ya'Akov Yehudi
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Whodunit with a twist

Like its predecessor this book is a mystery with a twist. The amateur detective gradually gathers together all the clues, but the majority come through dreams!
Georgiann Hennelly
Dream Doctor is the second book in the Dream series. Sara has graduated. Brian and Sara are now engaged to be married, She will be taking more classes and hopes the dreams are finally over. She doesn't have any dreams for awhile, than she starts having them again. Only they aren't just from one person they are from a few different peole that seem to want one of her Professors dead! She doesn't know why? Till she meets him in class one day and realizes what a jerk he is ! So now the mystery is wh ...more
Andrew Justilian
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What if you could see other peoples dreams, Would you what to? What if by seeing them you see something that will most likely happen and you can do something about it. That's what this series of books are about. It is a worth while read. I will most likely read the whole series if the plots and story lines stay about the same or a little more interesting. there are about 8 books in this series so far. ...more
Sue Davis
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite

This is the 2nd of the series, about a year and a half later. Sara and Brian are newlyweds, he is taking extra classes to graduate 6mos. early, and Sara is in her first month of medical school. Though each book could be a stand alone, I think it is better understanding to read them all and in order. Like when she starts having d
H Rose
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I admit that I'm heart-centered (you may call that sappy) and my book tastes are all over the genre map, yet I loved, loved, loved the first book in this series, so I was curious to see where author J. J. DiBenedetto would go with the second Dream series book.

In this book Sara and Brian are newlyweds, Brian is finishing college and Sara is in her first year of medical school. The author has a tremendous ability to create a real mood and ambiance. The story is detailed and realistic, so reading i
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I had a couple of preconceived ideas about this book that I am very happy that I was wrong about. First, I thought since it's Dream Doctor that it was like 8 years after Dream Student. It's actually only a year and a half after the first book. Second, when reading the synopsis for the book I thought that there were going to be major relationship problems between Sara and Brian in this
book. I get tired of falling in love with a c
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Dream series, titled Dream Doctor. Sara has graduated and is no longer an under-graduate. Life is taking off for her as well. Brian and her are engaged and getting married. She's going to be taking a whole slew of other classes and she's hoping the dreams are finally over. For a while she doesn't have any dreams and she thinks she might be able to settle down and lead a normal life. Then she finally starts having the dreams again, but they aren't from just one pers ...more
Kyra Halland
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kyra's star ratings:
Characters: ****
Story: ****
Writing: ****
Suspense: ****

Another wonderful installment in the "Dream" series. In "Dream Doctor," Book 2 of the series, Sara and Brian are newlyweds and Sara is beginning medical school, after a long recovery from the trauma of her previous experience of being inside a serial killer's dreams and racing to catch the killer. Now the dreams have come back, and this time Sara realizes that one of her professors is being threatened. The question is, who
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great sequel to Dream Student.

The journey of Sarah Ba... Ahem. Make that Sarah Alderson continues. Sara is now a medical student. She and Brian finally got married (totally sweet even if she freaked out last minute). Sara continues to dream even though it stopped since the inicident last time. Between joggling her school work, her life, and her dreams, it's pretty stressful. And another incident comes up that her brother is finally on thr secret. But it doesn't rest there since one of her prof
Jul 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in the Dreams series, Dream Student, so as soon as I was done I purchased the second book, Dream Doctor.

Unfortunately, I was somewhat disappointed by this second installment. It was very predictable and followed the same format as the first one: Sara suddenly see other people's dreams, she dreams about someone being hurt, and it's up to her to stop it. What bothered me most about this book was that the last two chapters were almost exactly like the last two chapte
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sara is trying to balance being a newlywed and being in med school. As if this wasn’t difficult enough, her nightmares are back. It is up to Sara and Brian to figure who exactly wants to kill one of her teachers, which won’t be easy, seeing as how everyone hates him. Plus, each of Sara’s dreams reveal another possible suspect. But Sara’s dreams take on a more personal role, when one of her friend’s Mom receives a terminal diagnosis. Will Sara be able to handle everything: help her friend, save h ...more
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Have you ever wondered what your friends or family dream about at night? Especially when you see them smiling or hear them talking in their sleep. Since I have two chatterboxes living with me, I admit I'm curious.

To walk in happy dreams would be a kick. Heck, I wouldn't mind stepping into the mind of some wacky ones, too. Maybe not ones with giant ants though (referencing passage in book).

However, to step into the dream of a killer and watch
Allies Opinions
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually liked this book better than I did the first. Which is definitely not the norm for a series. The writing was still just as good as the first book. The pacing was perfect. It really felt like this book moved a bit faster than the first. Probably because a lot of the character explainations were already established from the first book. There was less exploration of her “Psychic powers” and I think that helped to keep the story moving.

As a reader, one of my favorite things about a series
Tracy Hanson
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Only negative I could find was the cover. It's very much a case of "Don't judge a book by its cover" or you would have missed a cracking read. Probably just personal preference, but it does look a bit like a "children's book", although it will appeal to our "Young Adult" readers so maybe that's not a bad thing. However saying that, I'll take "don't like the cover" over "don't like the book" anyday. :)

I hadn't read "Dream Student" (just starting it now) but realised I enjoyed "Dream Doctor" so mu
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If I had to describe this 2nd book and series in 1 word only, it would be SPECTACULAR! (Awesome just didnt' seem strong enough!) Thank goodness I am not limited to only 1 word :) This book was even better than the first. It really kept me guessing from start to finish. James had me hooked from the first word....okay maybe not the first...but at least by the 3rd! It picks up a year or so later but fills you in quickly with what had happened between the first and 2nd book.

This book has the right a
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“Dream Doctor” by J. J. DiBenedetto is an excellent addition of his Dreams series. As the second book in the series, it follows very soon after the first book. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and have nothing but great things to say about the second one.

Sarah is now married and has started med school. Almost immediately she begins to see dreams involving one of her teachers. He is horribly rude and abrasive, hated by almost every person he comes in contact with, including students and colle
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This second installment of the Dreams series is a wonderful continuation of the story of Sara and Brian's life. This picks up soon after the first book and very much like the first book, the couple is in deep in their studies, in student life. Only this time, Sara is in med school and studying and going to class, which takes up most of her waking time. But when she isn't awake, she is back to dreaming and she has a new mystery to solve--who is trying to kill her professor? Everyone seems to hate ...more
Niki Driscoll
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Book number 2 of the dream series starts with Sara and Brian's wedding. Even though she loves Brian, Sara is scared he is making a mistake by marrying someone who is not normal. Married life and college life are not the usual things mentioned in the same sentence and to undertake this path is sure to have complications. This story gives a detailed accounting of what happens in Med School and the pressures the students undergo. Add being a newlywed, juggling your relationship so your new spouse d ...more
Sharon Stevenson
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
'Dream Doctor' is the second book in the 'Dreams' series about forthright Sara and her ability to experience the dreams of others.

Sara is now a medical student and experiencing a lot of homicidal dreams about one of her professors. These books are primarily about Sara's life as she grows up and every part of this feels very believable, from the medical school classes to her relationships with her fellow students, friends and neighbours. There is real heart to the story which ultimately makes it
Rebecca Austin
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the series and unfortunately I have not read the first one but I definitely plan to go back and read it and really recommend reading it first. The story contains references to the first one and it would definitely make more sense although I can honestly say I enjoyed this book without reading book one.

Sara Katarina Barnes has dreams that haunt her life and also give her insight into the people around her. Her current dreams revolve around a few topics, including one of
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book of this series but can be read as a stand alone.
Sara is getting married and on her way to university as a 1st year medical student. Getting through that and paying enough attention to her new husband is difficult, but add to that her dreams, that makes it a roller coaster.
Sara sees other people's dreams. Anyone she has had contact with could be involved. From her teachers, friends, even her brother. ( there's a visual she didn't need) Unfortunately the reason she dreams ab
Melissa Burcham
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I was asked for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.


This was another great book by J.J. DiBenedetto. I was looking forward to reading this book after finishing book 1. I was not disappointed at all. The dream twist is really neat. I also loved the investigative side of things. The book in all is very well written. I am loving this series and cant wait to read the next book.

Sara is getting married. Yes, she is young, b
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J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.

He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera,

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