Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Welcome to hump day Wednesday everyone. Today is an oldie but a goodie. I fell in love with this man when I was in my early 20's and have read almost everything he has written since then . Today's book is PHANTOMS by Dean Koontz



They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.


At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.


But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined…
  This is one of the first books I have read from Dean Koontz. I keep coming back to his books when I want a good scare and not all the blood and guts of some books. Dean takes us on such an emotional roller coaster.   Mr. Koontz can create some really eerie, scenes and some really skin crawling scenarios
   In this book he mixes historical mysteries along with the ghostly aspect. The lead characters are so well written. I try and not fall in love with the lead characters in a horror story. Cause when I do, they end up dying in some horrible way and my heart breaks. Then the tears start to fall. Yes I become an emotional wreck . That is beside the point. This story is about the total depopulation of a small California mountain town. Everyone basically disappears leaving uneaten meals, tvs left on. When Jennie and Lisa Paige come back for their mother's funeral. They stumble onto the scene and call the police and with the sheriff they realize that there is more out there after them. There is something that goes bump in the night and they are after them. Will they survive the night
  I loved this book the way that the author mixes the historical aspects with the intrigue and the creepiness of the way he writes. The characters are well written and this book in my opinion has one of the greatest villains of all time.  This is a fast paced book with a great ending that will leave you trying to catch your breath. The ending of this book doesn't leave you hanging. Wondering what ever happens to the lead characters . Mr Koontz wraps everything up nicely at the end. 
 I am so happy I found this author and he rapidly became one of my favorite authors and I love his brand of story. So if you want a great read please check out any one of Dean Koontz's books . Trust me you will not be disappointed .

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