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Summary

A haunting hair-raiser resurrected with a NEW recording and NEW narrator.

“His prose mesmerizes…Koontz consistently hits the bull’s-eye.” –Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Rachel's request for a quick and clean divorce enraged her husband. She’d never seen Eric so angry, so consumed by pure and terrifying hatred. Then, in the heat of the moment, Eric was killed in a traffic accident. Shocked and relieved, Rachel had nothing left to fear. Until Eric's body disappeared from the morgue—and suddenly, Rachel is being stalked by someone who looks just like her dead husband.

©1987 Nkui, Inc. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Zombies sigh

It’s probably a fine novel if your imagination can stretch to Zombies. Just couldn’t finish but you might want to.

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  • Sherri Beckham
  • 08-05-22

Returned

I can tolerate some foul language, but as soon as I hear "Jesus #######", that book goes in the toilet.

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  • Stephen Miller
  • 25-05-22

Ugh....

** plot points revealed**

I found myself speaking back to the audio with things like "seriously?" and "no kidding... (sarcastic face)" and guessing the next plot moment before it happened. It seems like a book written by a freshman college English major trying to be Dean Koontz or Stephen King, and with a Thesaurus at the ready. The writing is just not good.

I am a Dean Koontz fan and know what I am getting. But this one... jeesh.

And seriously? Rattle snakes? And what did the guy turn into exactly? A reptile? Was an original edit of the book chopped up so that things don't make full sense?

Gosh. Just did not like it. I listened to the entire book knowing full well I would be disappointed. Which I was. And had seen the ending coming.

I have tried for myself to determine if the reader was part of the problem. I'll say yes - but only in part. One can only do so much with the weak material. However, I think she did contribute. But I do no blame her.

In the end, I found it weak, predictable, and almost annoying. When one finds themselves talking back to the audio in annoyance, that's a sign.

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  • Watching and Reading
  • 12-05-22

Good story

I would liken this book to a summer movie. Don’t worry about the believability of the story. Just check your analytical mind at the door and enjoy the ride. I did.

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  • Sandi C.
  • 17-05-22

An original Dean Koontz book

I probably read this book back when it first came out and it is still a great story. I liked the early books using a lot of freeways and cities in California. Very good narration.

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  • B
  • 28-06-22

Classic Koontz

I am biased, as in I've read most of Dean Koontz' books. This one delivers as Koontz usually does. The plot is compelling and the characters are well developed. I haven't gotten to the end yet but I am enjoying it completely.

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  • Amanda
  • 14-06-22

Brilliant work!

Dean Koontz strikes again! I couldn't put this one down. There was not a dull moment in this book! And the narrator did a fantastic job with it too

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  • Drago
  • 05-06-22

Retro Styled Nail Biter

Old-fashioned, overly long descriptions, are still made to somehow fit. Very enjoyable if you love thrillers.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-06-22

Awesome!

this was an awesome story that was exceptionally well read! Definitely recommend this one for listening!

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  • Coraetta K Harrelson
  • 04-06-22

Excellent Selection

Narration was superb! Koontz at his best! story was riveting, and a good listen for a long ride.