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  • Fascinating psychological thriller

    Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite Payden Beck has been a police officer, a police detective, and a private investigator. Now, after a lifetime of combating crime, he’s ready to stop fighting. When a young girl named Chloe—kin to his greatest adversary—tries to hire him, he gives her the sad news. But, when Chloe makes her plight clear, Payden knows he must take her case, even if it means confronting a police force on the take, the Spanish Mafia, and, perhaps worst of all, Chloe’s family. With life and death at stake, defeat is not an option. I was excited to see Golvach’s contemporary crime novel, Dormir, on Reader’s Favorite review list; doubly so when I saw Payden Beck (he of “10-30” fame; the novel that introduced Payden to a worldwide audience) was the lead character. I’ve read several novels and stories by this multi-award-winning author and none have disappointed—au contraire. Golvach digs deeply into his character's psyche to bring out those traits of good and bad that everyone carries within. Payden isn’t an angel, far from it, but like most people he overcomes his inner devils with an innate sense of right and wrong, a strong belief that victory over evil requires fighting fire with fire, and no holds barred where self-sacrifice is a given. Dormir is a fast-paced crime thriller and at the same time an innocently pure love story between an old man and a thirteen-year-old girl much wiser than her age. Few novels can create a strong emotional response that brings tears to my eyes. Michael Golvach has written a story that did and this isn’t the first time he’s done it. I first “met” Michael through his short story horror collection, Bloody Gullets, a fascinating psychological and bloody horror feast. He surprised me with his crime thrillers and impressed me with his versatility in crossing genres while always working in an emotionally charged undercurrent. I can’t wait for his next surprise.

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  • Thrilling story

    Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Dormir: A Payden Beck Crime Thriller by Michael Golvach is a compelling crime thriller featuring an experienced, intelligent investigator and a young female protagonist, a victim of crime. Payden Beck is looking forward to a peaceful retirement after a long career as a police officer, detective and private investigator. When he is approached by a thirteen-year-old girl, he is dismissive and doesn’t see how much he can get involved. His initial reaction is to send her running back home. But then the words she speaks startle him: “My name is Chloe. I’m thirteen years old and, if you don’t help me, I’ll be dead within the week.” Chloe is not just anyone looking for help; in fact, she is related to one of Payden’s greatest enemies. What starts as a desperate request from a seemingly innocent girl takes Payden on a dangerous ride which will involve run-ins with the police, the Spanish mafia, and Chloe’s family. Can he protect her? When I started reading Dormir, I immediately formed a strong impression of the author. In addition to the crisp prose and the gift for writing dialogues, the author introduces the premise immediately and in a way that is engaging. First, the encounter between Payden and William, and then Chloe’s empty room pricked my curiosity. Everything just gets better from this point on, with surprising plot points, intensive drama, and nonstop action. The characters are real and the developmental arc is ingeniously accomplished. Chloe might be a young girl, but she is smart, and Michael Golvach does an incredible job in portraying this part of the character in the way she talks and acts. I found myself rooting strongly for her. What I loved most about this novel is that the reader has no clue of what will happen next. The prose is impeccably good, the points of view well-written, the scenes vividly described, and the dialogues as engaging and as entertaining as any can be.

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  • Superb crime thriller

    Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite In Dormir by Michael Golvach, a life of combat and brutality has left Private Investigator Payden Beck tired and embittered. He longs for a peaceful future away from law enforcement, so when Police Officer Bill Dooley asks for his help to locate his missing niece, Paydon turns him away. Shortly afterward, the thirteen-year-old niece, Chloe, appears at his door saying she will be dead if he turns her away. Payden discovers that Chloe is witness to the most horrific crime involving the Spanish Mafia, corrupt police officers, and members of her own family. He must bring them to justice before they find Chloe. Payden must use his years of expertise to track his enemies down but will it be enough? When a child's life is at risk, morality and legality sometimes have to be ignored. Meanwhile, the child's grandmother, who is a ghost from Paydon's past, appears which further complicates matters. How much is Payden willing to sacrifice to protect an innocent girl? Dormir by Michael Golvach is a superb crime thriller that will have you hooked from the first scene. The action and suspense are continuous with amazing plot twists and turns. I found the areas of conflict throughout absolutely masterful; anything could happen and no character was safe. There are many strong sub-plots too that examine family dynamics and human behavior in general. Valerie was a fascinating character who battled between loyalty to her family and her own integrity. Chloe was my favorite character, she was strong, fearless, and very intelligent, willing to face her greatest fears to protect those she cared about. The psychological cat and mouse battles between Payden and his enemies were nail-biting. The dialogue, especially from Payden, was sharp and realistic. I adored the relationship between Payden and Chloe - it developed beautifully and the scene in the hospital was very emotional and hard to read. You will need plenty of tissues for the ending.

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