This is one of those books that once I really pushed myself to finish, really liked. I feel like I must explain myself on this one though, which I don’t usually care to do on a 3 star rating. I have a reason for giving a good story no more than 3 stars and this book fell into that category.
Books I cannot put down and love to the end get 5 stars.
Books that I really enjoyed but was not obsessed with get 4 stars.
Books that I had a hard time reading but enjoyed by the end get 3 stars.
Books that I didn’t like but did finish get 2 stars. Books that I hated and probably quit on at some point or all together get 1 star.
This book was really good once it was finished…but because I had to push myself through several parts and dreaded reading on occasion…it got only 3 stars. I still liked it, though. In fact, I quite enjoyed it by the end.
I will say that it was not nearly as “suspenseful” as was advertized. It was also not scary at all which was disappointing. But there were parts that I really loved as well. For instance, all the parts with the dog were very entertaining. I also enjoyed the hit-man on occasion as he was so OCD about germs, and disease which was odd considering his profession.
My favorite parts were when the dog,
I will say, too, that I was pretty convinced that The Outsider had not killed Einstein ▬especially once Travis refused to show the grave-site- and was both relieved and irritate by the lack of cunning, when I found I was correct.
Overall it’s a good story but was more predictable than I would have thought of a Koontz book considering his reputation. I was severely disappointed by his writing style since I was led to believe him to be the likes of Stephen King, whose book I love. This being one of his more known stories tells me that it may be the cream of the crop. And even though I did enjoy this book, I doubt I’ll pickup another Koontz book in the future.