Book Review: To Sleep…Perchance to Die by Donald R. Grippo


5-15-2014 9-58-16 PMBook Synopsis:

Tangled lives, tainted love, and a Shakespearean twist lead to deception, betrayal, and murder. In this sexy, psychological thriller, Eurasian beauty Mai Faca plots to marry Jake Warden, a successful oral surgeon forbidden to her because of family honor. In an unheard-of scheme, fellow surgeon, Bret Manley, falls victim to Mai’s seduction as she and Jake play a cruel trick to be together. Jake acts with surgical precision to clear the path to Mai’s happiness, threatening lives including his own. In a wake of turmoil and destruction, Bret’s uncle and well-known criminal attorney Hubie Santos attempts to find out if a surgeon would use his knowledge to kill.


I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

To Sleep…Perchance to Die is a psychological thriller that is hard to put down. It’s hard to believe that this is Donald R. Grippo’s first novel.

The characters are well developed. Two of the main characters, Jake and Mai, are the kind of people that you love to hate. It got to the point that nothing they did surprised me. The other main character, Bret, is a good guy but he’s clueless and at first I was thinking that he was too trusting. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized that he’s a typical person in love. Why would he suspect the woman he loves and his best friend?

If you like psychological thrillers, you should get this book. It’s a page turner with a lot of twists and is full of suspense.


Author’s Bio:

5-15-2014 9-57-16 PMDonald R. Grippo, DDS practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery in northeastern Connecticut for more than thirty years. On a daily basis, he encountered patient’s fear of undergoing oral surgery and associated anesthesia. To help allay such fear he wrote A Guide to the Guy or Gal Who Takes Your Teeth Out, a series of short stories dealing with the treatment of typical oral surgical problems. His resume includes working as a dentist at the Tennessee State Prison outside of Nashville and as a guard at the Hartford State Jail on Syms Street in Hartford.

6 thoughts on “Book Review: To Sleep…Perchance to Die by Donald R. Grippo

  1. Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews) May 17, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    Nice blog…nice review.

    I couldn’t continue with this book, though. Mai and Jake were too evil for me.

    THANKS for sharing your thoughts.



    • sleepygirl2 May 17, 2014 / 4:12 pm

      They were evil but I had to find out if they got what they deserved!


  2. Don Grippo June 3, 2014 / 11:16 am

    Thank you for you comments on To Sleep Perchance to Die


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