This is my first Robert McCammon book but I will now be reading everything he has written!! What a ride! I finished an almost 500 page book in three days because from the moment his antogonist is introduced to her last breath, you have to hang on to see what will happen next. His writing is not for people who dont like violence, there is alot and it is graphic! But it is all essential to the plot, not merely to gross out the reader. VERY good read!!! You will never see a greater mother than Laura fighting for her newborn babies life!! 5 STARS!!!
This book grabbed my attention from the opening line and didn't let up until the end. With many twists and turns, I felt like I was with both Laura and Mary in the chase from Georgia to California while hoping that throughout the mayhem and chaos the baby would survive. I also liked how the narrative switched from Laura to Mary and back again.
Mary, a survivor of the 60's, now lives mostly in her mind, Laura seems to have it all,success, husband,home and new baby. until Mary steals the baby form the hospital. To rescue her baby, Laura starts a journey of terror, willing to do anything for the safe return of her child, even kill/
I have read this book numerous times, and it never gets boring!
McCammon is the best and this is the best of the best. Very spooky horror.