This book is one of Koontz's better ones, filled with suspense and a deep sense of mystery. Infused with themes from "The Manchurian Candidate," this novel touches on how we remember things - and most importantly, if we can trust our own memories.
This was my first Dean Koontz book and I absolutely loved it! This is an amazing and highly recommended novel.
Martie Rhodes is a successful young computer games designer with a loving husband, Dusty, and a seemingly normal life. Her best friend, Susan, however, suffers from agoraphobia, or a fear of open spaces, and relies on Martie to take her to weekly therapy sessions. Suddenly and inexplicably, Martie herself begins exhibiting worrying signs of a mental disorder, fearing herself capable of inflicting great harm on her loved ones. At the same time, Dusty's brother Skeet also succumbs to irrational mental behavior and tries to throw himself from a roof. It soon becomes clear that these four characters are involved in something much more than a sinister coincidence.
This is one of the creepiest books I have ever read-and I read Stephen King-raises the hair on the back of your neck scary! A suspenseful page-turner, as is the signature quality of Dean Koontz's finest. If you liked "The Face," and "Seize The Night," you'll love this one-good luck putting it down once you get started.
Dean Koontz is by far my favorite author. This book however, gave me some trouble. Hard start...but once I was into it I couldn't put it down! This book is so worth getting thru those first 13 chapters! A MUST READ!