Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Deeply Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz

Deeply Odd
An Odd Thomas Novel
by Dean Koontz

Hardcover, 352 pages

Another fun thriller by the master of spooky, Dean Koontz! I love the Odd Thomas series for thier quirky characters and the way Koontz fuses humour with the supernatural and mundane in his tales of horror.

The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. “You think I won’t do it right here in the open. But you’d be surprised. . . . You’ll drop before you get the breath to scream.”

The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun—and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind . . . or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.

Odd Thomas has met his match with the truck driver, who has powers much like his own but perhaps even more. Odd's insight into the horrific crimes the rhinestone cowboy trucker may be about to commit has him chasing him across the state, accompanied by a fascinating old woman in a stretch limo. A character I hope will be in more of the Odd Thomas series.

Odd needs all the help he can get to deal with the nightmare situation ahead and save the innocents. He has pledged his very life in this epic good vs. evil struggle. 

This is the perfect book to take with you to the cottage, light and gripping at the same time.

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.