This one really freaked me out! I had weird dreams for a while!
Six strangers are unaccountably seized by nightmares, attacks of fear, and bouts of uncharacteristic behavior. The six begin to seek each other out as puzzling photographs and messages arrive, indicating that the cause may lie in a forgotten weekend stay at an isolated Nevada motel. Koontz has topped a fine roster of horror and suspense novels with an almost unbearably suspenseful page-turner.
Starts out a little slow, I actually came close to giving up on it once. That would have been a huge mistake! By the halfway point of the book, I thought I had it figured out, with visions of aliens, body-cavity probes, etc.. By the 3/4 mark, I was no longer sure what to expect. Great ending, not at all what I was expecting.
This book was truly gripping - I absolutely loved it. I was so involved in the book that when it ended I was disappointed - not because it ended poorly (it ended in a manner that I enjoyed) but because the story was just so good I didn't want it to end.
Without a doubt, this is Dean Koontz's best novel. Characters are memorable, plot is great, and the book is just un-put-downable!
Several people, seemingly unknown to each other, suffer unusual and terrifying symptoms. They are somehow drawn together and discover the truth behind what they endured.
Koontz has an incredible talent for weaving multiple storylines into one cohesive unit. Stephen King keeps you awake fearing monsters, Koontz keeps you awake fearing the government!!