Overview: Single mother Christine Scavello has had a bit of luck after years of an oppressed childhood. Unfortunately, nothing in her life has prepared her for this. Her son, Joey, for all of his sweetness, has run afoul of an old woman. There’s something about her that seems unnatural. She seems to have latched onto the idea that Joey must die. Who can Christine turn to in order to save her son?
Story Telling: This is a supernatural thriller. And please, don’t start thinking werewolves and vampires. I have yet to see Mr. Koontz write about those.
Dislikes: Mother Grace may have claimed to be working for God, but–truly–you only have to look at her fruit. Outside of putting an entire city ‘under the ban,’ has God ever demanded the death of a child?
Also I expected little more from the ending. This disconnect could be because this book was one of Mr. Koontz’s earlier novels.
Likes: Charlie was very determined to do the right thing by Christine and Joey.
Denton Boothe was the biggest help Charlie or Christine could have had.
Favorite Character: It would be either Denton Boothe or Kyle Barlowe.
Favorite Quote: Here’s something you might want to remember. “The thought is father to the deed, right?”
Favorite Scene: It would be when Henry and Charlie went to see Denton Boothe.
Conclusion: Like I said earlier, the ending is where I felt disappointment in the story. Other than that, we had quite the interesting ride.