Book Review of Relentless

Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8

Dean Koontz is my favorite author, but I have to admit that it's been awhile since I've truly enjoyed one of his new releases. So I can also admit that I was a bit leery when I first picked up RELENTLESS, hoping that it would be good, worrying that it wouldn't be.

Thankfully, this was a one-sitting read, since once I started I couldn't stop. Is the plot outlandish? Of course it is, as only a Koontz book can be. But he's back with the universal theme of good vs. evil, with a dog named Lassie that you can't help but love, and a young boy named Milo who is beyond imagination.

The storyline is fairly simple: an accomplished author has gotten a scathing review by a well-known critic, and instead of letting the matter go as his wife suggests, he ends up on the receiving end of a psychopath.

What follows is a mad-cap (there really is no other word for it), fast-paced story where a family goes on the run, explosions ensue, guns are drawn, secret organizations are revealed, mystic themes of the universe are unveiled, and a teleporting dog and a boy who discovers a scientific impossibility are all-too believable.

RELENTLESS is obviously one of those "this could never happen in real life" type of books, but it's classic Koontz, and that's good enough for me.