Friday, April 29, 2011


Breathless by Dean Koontz
Reviewed by Moirae the Fates

In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach.

A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door.

At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny…(Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I am a huge fan of Koontz’s writing, however for me, this book wasn’t as good as some of the others. That is not to say it was bad. I wish we had more information about some of the characters and some of the stories.
I found Camillia to be the most interesting of the characters and she and Grady’s story was the most interesting for me.
The story about the twins was really creepy too creepy for me which is saying something.

If you are thinking about picking up one of Koontz’s books for the first time, I would suggest something other then this one.

Overall rating *** 3 out of 5 stars
Cover art The cover art didn’t wow me.
Obtained My local library.

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