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Author: Dean Koontz
Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, twenty-six, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family.  Instinct proves reliable.  A murderous sociopath, Edgler Forman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside.  A self-proclaimed "homicidal adven...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345384362
ISBN-10: 0345384369
Publication Date: 9/30/1996
Pages: 436
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 301 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
I made a comment somewhere else on this site that my favorite Dean Koontz books were Darkfall and Twilight Eyes. I mis-spoke. I have to add this one to my list of favorites. This is an excellent, creepy, scarey book that will have you looking at R.V.'s as you go down the road in a whole new light! The movie I thought was great and followed the plot pretty well, but of course just cannot compare to the multitude of details in the book. One of Koontz's finest works. AND I liked the fact that the hero in this book is actually a heroine. One who is an everyday, normal (though somewhat dysfunctional) woman who could be any one of us.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love Dean Koontz. I've read most of his works. THIS is definitely one of my favorites (the other is Twilight Eyes). This story is fast-paced....I didn't find it dragging at all. And I liked that it went into detail about the heroine's past. I thought the look into her past showed where her strength of character came from and why. I liked having that little bird's eye view. Needless to say this is an excellent book and difficult to put down once it's started. They made a mini-series out of it a while back which was good too.
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Helpful Score: 5
Intensity is a scary, scary book! The story concerns Chyna, a young woman with a troubled past, who through bad luck attracts the attention of a serial killer. Though she is relentlessly pursued, Chyna puts her fear aside to help another young victim.

I read this book in two sittings, though I would have read it in one had my vision not stared blurring. Intensity is like a really good scary movie - you are scared to look but you'll be unable to look away. Highly recommended for those who can handle reading about a sadistic killer without getting nightmares.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was the creepiest book I have ever read! I can't park next to or even drive down the freeway next to run down RV's anymore thanks to this book!!!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the book that got me started on Dean Koontz. Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand out. Worth the read for any horror fan.
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This is THE most terrifying and fantastic book that I have ever read. It grabs you from the first chapter and holds you right on through to the ending. I read the book first and then saw the movie-I couldn't tell you which was better. After you read this book, you will ALWAYS think about leaving a room like you have never been in it. Think "Norman" stayed with you from the shower scene at Bates Hotel? HA! That was nothing! You have got to read this one!
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The most heart-stopping novels I've ever read! Left me breathless throughout.
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I read this book years ago; and yet there are still scenes that I can remember so vividly as if I just read them.

A great thriller!