Monday, 23 December 2013

Innocence: A Novel by Dean Koontz

A Novel
By Dean Koontz

Hardcover, 352 pages

I have no idea how this man puts out so many interesting books but thank goodness he does. He must have one over-active imagination and we are fortunate to be able to share in it with him.

In Innocence, we have two incredibly private souls who inexplicably cross paths and develop an instant bond. Addison dwells underground in a beauty and the beast fashion and Gwyneth flits from place to place almost as invisibly as he is.

Addison is rejected by society and Gwyneth rejects society herself. These two unique people are thrust into a race to save a young girl and stop a tyrant from committing evil, while supernatural elements abound.

The story is told in a bit of a legend style, first person, from Addison's point of view.

Innocence slowly peels away the mysteries of these two souls while they struggle to protect the innocent.

You will find yourself with a warm glow when you finish the book. Just perfect for a chilly winter's read.

From the back flap:
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.

She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.

But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

In Innocence, #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz blends mystery, suspense, and acute insight into the human soul in a masterfully told tale that will resonate with readers forever.

Photo credit: Jerry Bauer
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.