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The Edge of Dreams

(Molly Murphy #14)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,854 ratings  ·  192 reviews
Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He’s chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common—nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible subway crash, Daniel and Molly bot ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Minotaur Books
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Donna Rolon I agree. I haven't liked Daniel from page one and now it seems like he is letting Molly solve his cases and taking credit for him. I wish she would…moreI agree. I haven't liked Daniel from page one and now it seems like he is letting Molly solve his cases and taking credit for him. I wish she would kill him off.(less)

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Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bowen-rhys
One of my favorites in this great series!
The Edge of Dreams kept me on the edge of my seat in constant anticipation. I spent the whole book looking over my shoulder for the next danger or villainous act. How great is that! Rhys Bowen has given us a story that does exactly what a mystery/suspense book is supposed to do, keep us on that edge where we are afraid of what might happen next, but we must know. Every time I read a Molly Murphy mystery, I wonder just how Rhys can make each book so fresh, so titillating, so un-put-downable. She ...more
The Lit Bitch
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When The Edge of Dreams came up for review, I knew I would be starting the Molly Murphy series in the middle. But I thought I would give it a try anyway since I’m in love with the cover and have been craving a good mystery.

The author does a fantastic job orientating the reader within the story. I didn’t feel lost in the series what-so-ever. There was clearly a back story and events in previous books obviously shaped this book but you don’t have to read the others first in order to read this book
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
I’ve been a fan of Rhys Bowen since I first stumbled across one of her Constable Evans books in a library about 15 years ago. So it’s a mystery to me why I’ve never read any of her Molly Murphy books – especially since I love historical mysteries and the Victorian/Edwardian era as well. Luckily for me, I was given the chance to read the most recent book in the series, The Edge of Dreams, for a tour. Now I’m well and truly hooked.

To begin with, I really like Molly. She’s an independent and strong
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
#14 in the Molly Murphy series. It's September 1905 in NYC and Molly prepares to return to her home, rebuilt after being firebombed (City of Darkness and Light (2014)). Taking the Ninth Ave. El downtown from the interim apartment she has been sharing with husband, NYPD Capt. Daniel Sullivan, Molly and her year old son are victims of a terrible crash when the train is switched to the Sixth Ave. tracks and going too fast for conditions is derailed. Daniel's mother and ward, Bridie, come to care fo ...more
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My favorite Molly Murphy to date. Wow what a twisted web of revenge, trauma, trying to use the new dream interpretation methods used by Freud.
Brilliant! I LOVED it!!
Very good. Can't wait to read Away in a Manger!
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another thoroughly enjoyable Molly Murphy mystery.
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen is a very intriguing mystery. Set in the early 1900s, it is a historically accurate and compelling novel starring the very charming and intrepid Molly Murphy Sullivan. Although it is part of Molly Murphy Mysteries series, it can easily be read as a standalone story.

Molly Sullivan's husband Daniel is investigating a perplexing string of murders when she and her young son are involved in a train accident. A note sent by the killer takes claim for the crash and Dani
Perle Champion
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rhys Bowen’s latest book in her Molly Murphy mystery series, The Edge of Dreams, has a serial murderer on the loose in New York City. The murderer is taunting the police with letters directed to Molly’s police captain husband, Daniel Sullivan. Much to Daniel’s chagrin Molly is brimming with ideas and champing at the bit to get involved.

She can’t help herself. Although some years ago she arrived a fresh-off-the boat immigrant, Molly soon found herself apprentice to a private investigator. When he
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rhys is the most prolific writer on the literary scene today. She has three separate series: Her Royal Spyness with eight books; Her Molly Murphy series with fourteen, counting this one I am reviewing; and her Evan Evans series with nine. I have read a total of thirty-one Rhys Bowen's books. And I am thrilled to review her latest, The Edge of Dreams.
Not only is she prolific, but she is the most natural storyteller writing today. The latest in the Molly Murphy series finds Molly's husband, a cap
R.J. Murphy
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
“The Edge of Dreams” is another good entry in the Molly Murphy Series. This time a serial killer is on the loose. It’s 1905 and ex-private detective Molly and her husband Police Captain Daniel are back in New York City after being away in the last book. As always Rhys Bowen creates a lively canvas of city life one hundred years ago. The characters are full and believable, as they face the challenges of the day and hope for the promises of a better future. Electricity is now in some homes and occ ...more
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
*I won this book in a GoodReads First Reads Giveaway*

This book was painful for me. I'm actually blown away that this is the 14th book in the series. Perhaps the author has ran out of ideas and the writing has gotten progressively worse. That is all I can come up with. Molly is obnoxious, arrogant, and plain rude. She talked about how every clue found was "all thanks to her" so many times, I almost put the book down and walked away. The way she continually rubbed her husband's failure in his face
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I feel Rhys Bowen is still figuring out a Molly who is as a wife and mother, and half of the book is her struggling to fulfilling those roles properly. I wish Molly wasn't just trying to charge into her husband's career and could keep her sleuthing separate. I was enjoying the two mysteries, but in the end they tied together.

The mystery did pull me in, but I did figure out the answer before Molly even suspected it through some generic foreshadowing.

I hope Molly's chemistry with others in the se
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-books
Back from France Molly starts to made a home for them. Daniel is busy with MURDERS are occurring all over town covering all levels of society that have correlation with each other except Daniel receives a note before and after them. Molly and Liam are on an train that crashed killing a number of people. Molly is hurt and Daniel's Mother arrives to help. Molly and Daniel suspect that Molly was the target in the case. Is this true?
Daniel begins to tell Molly about the case. These events come toget
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another fun Molly Murphy Mystery, she, again gets involved in one of her husband's cases.
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Another fun Molly Murphy read. Like to see she is still feisty and that Daniel is becoming more and more excepting of her need to help him with his investigations.
The UHQ Nasanta
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-books-2015
2.5 stars. Would have been 3 if it hadn't dragged on. I saw the culprit as soon as he arrived on the scene.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
September 1905. Another fascinating Molly Murphy mystery. Back from France, Molly gets a surprise - her husband had the blown up house in Patchen Place rebuilt and Molly, Liam & Daniel can move back in. In her haste to move things back from Daniel’s small apartment where they had. Even staying, she and Liam are involved in the historic Ninth Avenue elevated train derailment that actually happened back on Sept 11, 1905. Molly survives as does Liam and then the story unwinds.

This was a wonderf
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
With Daniel engrossed in trying to find a serial murderer on the streets, Molly is desperate to help. But, when danger strikes home and Molly and Liam are nearly killed in an accident, she finds herself with a concussion, bruised ribs and begrudgingly in the care of her mother-in-law. Daniel and Molly find themselves concerned that Molly might be the target.

Sid and Gus have recently returned to New York excited about the study of dreams. During a suffragist meeting, one of the women privately a
Sep 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was very disappointed in this book. Since Molly got married she has become boring, predictable, and stereotypical of married women at that time. I know the author never intended for her to give up being a detective, which is why there is a book 14. I know her being married and having a child had to be in cooperated in the series, which in my opinion could have been done a lot later. My problem is that as soon as Molly got married she became extremely mushy and sentimental and there was a big a ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads, mystery
It's funny reading others reviews. Some hate Daniel, think he's chauvinistic. Some think he's gotten dumb and soft. Some can't stand Molly's mean spirit. Some wish she wasn't married. Some love everything and think that this was one of Bowen's best. Others say that she really let them down on this one.
I thought that this story was on a par with others. Molly does dive into situations without good judgment, but she always has. She is not as likable a character as Rhys Bowen's other heroine, Geo
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Will read more books by Rhys Bowen, and more of the Molly Murphy series. Found it engaging. A little slow in parts. I read a hardback version, and was occasionally irritated by clear typos - words that were not quite right, tenses that were just off - but other than that, found it engaging. Was occasionally annoyed by the very period-correct behavior of Molly's husband (it's set in 1905), who wants her home safe, taking care of home and child - but that behavior was interspersed with him appreci ...more
Kathleen O'Nan
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This 14th book in the Molly Murphy series still kept me well entertained. Having majored in psychology myself, it was fun to see the depiction of Freud's work when it was just being developed. I think Bowen did a very good job of showing the disdain initially held for Freud and his work in America. The only bad thing about this book is the realization that the series is rapidly coming to an end, with only three more books left to go - unless fans like me can persuade her to keep writing about Mo ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it liked it
A solid installment to the Murphy series. They case was interesting and Daniel is finally getting around appreciating his wife. My problem, however, is that the whole idea of things just working out for Molly every time is getting trite. She makes wild assumptions, undermines investigations, and makes poor decisions all the time, yet she's always right and always ends up fine. Just once, it might be nice to see her have actual consequences for overstepping bounds.
Norma Huss
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love to read a Mollie book by Rhys Bowen. This one is definitely one of my favorites. The history is revealing to a history buff, the plot is twisty and everything a mystery buff could desire. The story itself adds to the life of a great mystery character. This book, in particular with it's wide variety of victims, leads the reader to question her own thoughts about who the killers, or possibly only one killer, really is. Over and over!
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Whoa--I really liked this one. Daniel and Molly have really come to understand one another, such that Daniel is more accepting of her help and Molly is less reckless and more responsible in her sleuthing. It was wonderful to see the two of them combat the mystery together. And what a mystery! There's gruesome serial killings and no common links and a train wreck and all kinds of chaos. I absolutely loved reading this one through and through and can't wait to pick up the next installment.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another page turner as we wonder if Molly has a chance this time.
Her witness - a young child - can't remember a thing.
And, everyone is dying around her.
What is she to do?
And, what are her dreams warning her of?
I love the Freud perspective and how Rhys Bown brings weaves history into mystery!

Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
If in the first book Molly seemed older and wiser than her 22 years, in this book she seemed younger and sillier than her 27 years. Also, I might have enjoyed the book more if I weren't a mother to a young son. It is hard for me to imagine risking the life and safety of myself for my own gains, or, for that matter, risking my life and safety when I am responsible for a child.
Marcy Skala
Aug 06, 2017 rated it liked it
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