It has been suggested many times over the years that I read a Dean Koontz book. Master of horror he is indeed. Intensity was scary. This book didn’t so much explore the psychology of the killer, but of the victim. The concept of ‘what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger’ is applicable to the main character Chyna Shepherd. The survival tactics learned as a child of an abusive mother were used to keep her alive and even fright back against the psychopath Edgler Foreman Vess.
The story started off fast paced and continued to stay that way throughout the entire book. I think a lot of authors would have dragged some of the scenes out longer. And I thought just the opposite of the ending. Once the main characters survived death the book should have ended, and it would have been a great ending. Instead Koontz devoted several pages to making sure the book had a happy ending and so we could feel all warm and fuzzy inside after such a scary story. The ending was awful. The book has 12 chapters, I suggest you only read 11 of them. This book is rated 4/5 stars.
I would read another Koontz book, any suggestions?