I'm not a gal who goes to scary movies, I have never read a Stephan King novel and I certainly don't read Koontz. So, what in my right mind made me download this little diddy. I'm not sure either but the problem is like Jalapeno Spiced Almonds this book was an addiction into terror.
Was it the narrator who put the additional twist of scariness in this new fandangled better than ever audio book system? I'm not sure, but I do know that this author has awesome pacing and adds just enough residual terror. To make you want to keep moving forward in the mist.
The characters are also rather unique and different not your normal run of the mill zombie in this story. No way, Author Caroline Mitchell has penned quite the interesting stand the hair up on the back of your neck paranormal. It is wonderful creepy, and makes you just a tad nervous walking into that dark doorway. I have to admit sending the dogs down the hallway first for a few nights.
The dogs were drawn in with the narrators voice as much as I was, each evening as I sat sipping my Merlot, Enjoying the quiet of the desert, the narrators voice played melodically in the background. It was not a chore to listen to, rather soothing in a fear gripping, kind of way.
The dialoge helps tell the story but more important gave insight into the characters and allowed a feeling of getting to know them. While not marring down the progress of the storyline. Speaking of which was expertly timed and had plenty of action layered into the narrative, diagloge so that it didn't feel plopped down in the middle for effect.
Over all I would say this is a great paranormal because it does what is intended scares the hell out of you. I'm giving it a five because I like a book that does its job,