The No.1 bestselling classic from Dean Koontz, the master of chilling suspense, that will thrill fans of Stephen King and the Odd Thomas series. The first time the lightning strikes Laura Shane is born...The second time it strikes the terror starts...though eight-year-old Laura is saved by a mysterious stranger from the perverted and deadly ...
The No.1 bestselling classic from Dean Koontz, the master of chilling suspense, that will thrill fans of Stephen King and the Odd Thomas series. The first time the lightning strikes Laura Shane is born...The second time it strikes the terror starts...though eight-year-old Laura is saved by a mysterious stranger from the perverted and deadly intentions of a drug-crazed robber. Throughout her childhood she is plagued by ever more terrifying troubles, and with increasing courage she finds the strength to prevail - even without the intervention of her strange guardian. But, despite her success as a novelist, and her happy family life, Laura cannot shake the certainty that powerful and malignant forces are controlling her destiny. Then the lightning strikes once more and shatters her world. The adventure - and the terror - has only just begun...
I don't know why he gets called the "lesser Steven King!" This is one of his best works.It makes you think .I love it ! If you want a great suspense that keeps you there facinated .Read this!
Jul 25, 2007
This is my all time favorite by Dean Koontz! It's an original. I just keep having to read it again. Never gets old!
May 20, 2007
First Dean Koontz Book Read
This was the book that got me hooked on Dean Koontz. "Lightning" is still one of my favorites of Koontz'. The characters are introduced in such a unique way to keep them interesting. The story unfolds in a fashion to keep the reader eager to know what happens next. I highly recommend adding this book to your collection.
Publishers Weekly, 1987-12-04 Laura Shane leads a troubled life: she is orphaned, nearly molested twice and loses one of her closest friends in a tragic accident, all before her 13th birthday. Even worse events would have befallen Laura if not for the mysterious guardian angel who periodically appears with a bolt of lightning to miraculously rescue her. The ``angel,'' Stefan, is in fact a time traveler who rides the ``lightning road'' through time to follow Laura throughout her adult life; unfortunately, Stefan himself is being chased through time by a pack of equally mysterious villains, and their pursuit of Stefan and Laura spans the second half of the novel. The secret of the lightning road provides an intriguing mystery early on, but once it is revealed midway through the book as a complicated hybrid of borrowed science-fiction and political-thriller conceits, the narrative runs out of ideas. In the lightning road, Koontz has created the kind of sci-fi puzzle whose convoluted logic must be explained at every turn, and the momentum of the central, fairly standard chase suffers thereby. The drama of an innocent bystander forced by events to run for his or her life is familiar to Koontz readers, but this time he leaves out a vital ingredient; while his evil predators are often his most interesting characters (as in this year's Watchers, or the earlier Whispers), the villains of Lightning tend toward cliches. The reader senses that the author got too caught up in the trick of the lightning, and inadvertently stole the thunder from the rest of this potentially intriguing tale. (January) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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