Really strange book. Koontz is defintely original. I don't know where he comes up with his topics but they all scare the crap out of me. But I always keep reading and buying more Koontz books.
If you are a Koontz fan - you'll love this as usual. But if you don't like creepy and gorey you won't like it.
One of my favorite Dean Koontz books--two people are clinically dead for a long while. After the docs manage to revive them, they bring something back from the "other side." One brings a force of goodness; the other broings a force of evil. These Forces must do battle...here on Earth.
Hatch has just survived a car wreck. Well, actually, technically he DIDN'T survive it--Hatch was clinically dead for 80 minutes. When he comes back, there is SOMETHING with him, a presence in his head...a mysterious, murderous character who calls himself Vassago, and yearns for nothing more than death and destruction...
But Hatch is determined to continue his life. He and his wife adopt a child. They live happily. But Vassago is closing in. He, too, is aware of the connection with Hatch, and he would relish the opportunity to ruin Hatch's life, and kill everyone he loves...
"Hideaway" is one of Koontz's all-time best...and also, as he points out in the new afterword, the first to receive hate-mail. Still, don't let a few letters get you down; "Hideaway" moves along at breakneck speeds, like most of Koontz's books, and features characters that are so real, you are genuinely afraid for--or of--them. This is one of the best books by one of the best authors out there, and shouldn't be passed up by suspense fans.
I love Dean Koontz so my opinion may be a little biased. He writes a very satirical letter following this novel replying to people who were highly offended by the subject. This should make you want to read this book without further detail. But in essence it is a battle between evil and good.
This is an old classic by Dean Koontz. It concerns a man who is revived after a car crash, who was clinically dead. He starts seeing visions of a murderer who is stalking women near where he lives. He knows he has to stop the man, but how can he find him, and how can he stop them when he can't tell the police what he knows? It is a very suspenseful book and is definitely worth reading.