Darkfall Author:Dean Koontz Ten-year-old Penny Dawson cannot tell her father about the horrible "things" under her bed. Or that one night she poked under there with a baseball bat and it was yanked out of her hand and gnawed to pieces. Or that the "things" with the unearthly silver-white eyes are following her everywhere - even to school - destroying her most valued posses... more »sions, scrabbling for a grip of her flesh. She knows that they want to kill her; probably her brother, Davey, too. But no, her father wouldn't understand. He'd say she was still upset over her mother's death.
Her father, Lt. Jack Dawson, doesn't notice Penny's silent fears. He and his partner and lover, Rebecca Chandler, are embroiled in a series of mystifying murder cases; four hideous killings, the corpses punctured with dozens of tiny wounds, the bodies found in locked rooms with no way in or out. It tests their abilities, stretches their imaginations, and finally fills both their lives with stark terror.
For Jack soon knows that something unspeakable has been set loose upon the earth - an unstoppable evil that will soon rush toward its most prized victims: his children. And he is the only person on earth who can save them.« less