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Written on: 10/06/2008 by the messer (5 reviews written)
Koontz at his absolute best in thriller writing. The simple and yet twisted plot is incredible, with genuinely disturbing moments throughout. The world he creates is a lonely one where the killer revels in his authority, constantly taunting the protagonist. Although the plot stalls once or twice towards the end, there can be no doubt about the genuine brilliance of this novel… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/06/2006 by babrahams (130 reviews written)
Dean Koontz, Velocity, what great book right from the start. A young barman called Billy goes out to his car after his shift and finds a note saying that if he goes to the police with this note a certain person will be killed, if he doesn't another type of person will be killed. Billy ignores the note and the story evolves from there.
Without spoiling the ending, I did guess who was doing the killings, but there is a bigger twist at the end, that catches you unawares.
It is a real pages… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/05/2005 by Harriet Klausner (18660 reviews written)
Bantam, Jun2005, $27.00, 400 pp.
Four years ago in Napa County Billy Wiles' fianc e Barbara fell into a botulism-induced coma. She has resided ever since at the Whispering Pines Convalescent Home.
Following a shift tending bar, Billy finds a note on his windshield that states "If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly… Read Full Review
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