Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive, until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess' next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl, as moment by moment, the terrifying threat Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
©1995 Dean Koontz; (P)1995 Random House, Inc. Random House AudioBooks, a division of Rnadom House, Inc.
"The most viscerally exciting thriller of the year." (Publishers Weekly)
"Intensity chills the reader to the core and establishes Koontz as a master." (Associated Press)
What I liked about this book was it hooked you right away and didn't let you go until the end. It was a different kind of Dean Koontz book and i have read more than many. It was out of the realm of the super natural.
The Narrator was excellent and the way she changed the speed of her voice and tone when switching from Chyna to the Killer was genius even if she didn't speak in a deep voice implying she was now the male character she didn't have to you automatically knew.She was thoroughly enjoyable.
Unlike Stephen King Dean Koontz is not afraid of a good ending, a happy ending.
I read this story years ago and loved it! I wanted to experience it on a different way abs decided to get the audio book. It was even more amazing then reading it. The narrator really went above and beyond my expectations! I enjoyed every moment, every chapter. Intense!
the book grabs you and keeps you at the edge of your seat. its a must read!! if you love mystery murder twisted but yet hopeful and love books. not love between a boy and girl but a love like family
I love dark gritty thrillers, mystery, psychological, police procedural, and horror with the romance set at a minimum to none.
This book went beyond my expectations. It was fast paced and thought provoking all the while disturbing. I loved the balance between darkness and light. If you like psychological thrillers about serial killers, this book is for you.
You know, stuff and what-not.
Yes, because I enjoy spoken word over print.
The battle with the dogs.
The narrator added inflections at the end of lines, didn’t change her tempo to match the situation. she read at a fast tempo, and seemed to read too much in one breathe. Kate is no Mare Winningham.
It was, but the tempo made it easy to stop and take a brain break.
This is my first Knootz book, and it was decent.
I like history and biography, novels too. I do have a thing for zombie books as well. I need crappy thrillers now and then.
Some intense moments, but long. Actually, I like Koontz attention to detail. Parts of this are good. But I'm tired of authors telling us the crazed or quirky thoughts of serial killers. I don't really buy it.
No. Goes on far too long. Too much detail on trivial things - like the Aspirin isn't just on the spice rack but we need to hear every single other spice jar. Really?
Yes. There's been a number of good books from Koontz - this just isn't one of them.
Almost anyone. She reads in a fake whisper that is annoying. Her clippy pacing and then drag out the last word is also repetitive and irksome.
Intense wild ride.
Chyna, was great but so was Vess.
I have read about 25 of Koontz's books and I never cease to be amazed at how different he can be. One time soft and family kind of stories and the next so off the wall or intense it seems like another writer. This is one of the most intense I have read and it almost never lets up. Everything perfectly in line and so well executed that I could see it all happening. Took my breath away.
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