Rachel Leben, a quiet, unassuming woman, steps out of the courthouse after her divorce hearing, only to be accosted by her ex-husband, Eric. Not wanting her fair share of Eric’s millions has left him humiliated and seething with anger.
When Eric storms off, and into the oncoming path of an oncoming truck, she thinks she’s free from him…until his body disappears from the morgue.
Eric had a secret, many secrets, that his partners and a shadow branch of the government would kill to obtain.
As usual for a Dean Koontz book, this was incredible, the kind that keeps you up at night, turning the pages. I love the blend of genres, science fiction, mystery, suspense, horror and a bit or romance.
This author has a knack for keeping tension exceptionally tight with compelling interactions between characters. You are given a front row seat where you are pushed/pulled into Eric’s world. At first, he is everything you’d love to find in a villain, then, as the story progresses and you learn more of his history, understanding gives way to mixed feelings. Dean Koontz is a master storyteller. Absolutely incredible.
The POV did switch back and forth quite a bit without space or other indication, but with the style of writing – even that wasn’t off putting.