Just a quick note to clarify Triggered Reality. It is a part of the Dreams & Reality novels. It is the first Reality book in the group.
It does not have Aislinn Cain in it, she gets mentioned a few times, but she’s still a teenager when the events take place.
It does have some other characters that you’ve never met, but might have heard about… Like Lucas, Xavier, and Caleb’s parents are in Triggered Reality. One plays an integral part that you’ll have to read about… I won’t give away spoilers.
It’s two serial killer/mass murderer stories. The first is that of Eric Clachan. It is told from his first-person point of view. Ever wondered why he did what he did? Or what happened when he first arrived in prison? Or why he went from being considered a mass murderer to a serial killer? His story tells it all, as he sees it.
The second story is a serial killer that’s never been mentioned in the Dreams books. Not because he isn’t important, but because he isn’t important to the cast of characters that fill the pages of those books. However, he is the first case the SCTU ever takes on.
In Tortured Dreams, Lucas mentions that Alejandro has lasted the longest as team leader… So who existed as team leader before him? How did Alejandro get recruited to join the SCTU? For that matter, how did the first Serial Crimes Tracking Unit fare? The story of who existed before this group has never been told. The readers only know that someone existed and they didn’t live very long. There was a someone for every position before Lucas, Xavier, Michael, and Alejandro became the core that existed in Tortured Dreams. It’s time to meet them.
The entire story is told in third person. With chapters alternating between the killer and the first SCT unit. And surprisingly, Eric Clachan figures into it as does Patterson Clachan.
Essentially, Triggered Reality is the book before the Dreams novels. Everything in it takes place years before Aislinn joins the SCTU. Even Lucas and Xavier are still doing their military service.