#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers terrifying thrills in this novel about a man caught in a never-ending nightmare.
Frank Pollard is afraid to fall asleep. Every morning he awakes, he discovers something strange—like blood on his hands—a bizarre mystery that tortures his soul. Two investigators have been hired to follow the haunted man. But only one person—a young man with Down's syndrome—can imagine where their journeys might end. That terrible place from which no one ever returns...
Suzana Vuksanovic on Goodreads wrote:
Leave it up to Dean Koontz to find new and interesting places to have his stories take place. This book is one of those page turning easy reads. Koontz holds up his end of the bargain with keeping the reader interested and wanting to know more all the time. Mini-mysteries and questions keep popping up that you want the answers to. He presents characters that you want to know and identify with. Both on a personal and social level.
In this tale we have Bobbie and Julie Dakotas family vs the Pollards.
The Pollards are a bit unusual and Koontz manages to tap into an area of biology that I have rarely seen in other books. But I don't want to give it away here. The Dakotas represent the struggling American family trying to pull things together for a somewhat normal life, especially for Julie's brother who also suffers from his own biological problem, Downs syndrome. The characters all become intertwined within the many layered mysteries brought on by brother Frank Pollard. Frank wakes up in an alley and doesn't understand how he got there or who he is, hmmm.
Need a good escape and a mild challenge? Pick this book up. It is unique in the concept that is so plausible and yet, could this happen?
Thanks Dean for another memorable time.
This book is the best novel I have read that has been written by Dean Koontz to date.
The unusual family (the "how-did-it-happen' origins of which form an intriguing and compelling part of the book), the Private Investigators that decide to pledge themselves to the case, and saddest of all, one of the PI partnership's brothers who was born with Down's Syndrome - they all add an extra ingredient which leads to the conclusion of a truly exciting, in the end unpredictable (though hints are laid throughout) story - not to be missed!