Leilani Maddoc's tenth birthday is nine months away. Micky Bellsong is convinced that in nine months and one day, the girl will be dead. And no one ...Show synopsisLeilani Maddoc's tenth birthday is nine months away. Micky Bellsong is convinced that in nine months and one day, the girl will be dead. And no one seems to care but Micky herself. She has a history of making wrong choices and living only for her own desires, but her decision to save the child's life - and pit herself against an adversary as fearsome as he is cunning - takes her on a journey of incredible peril and stunning discoveries, a journey filled with tragedy and joy, with humour, terror and hope, a journey that will change her for ever.Hide synopsis
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This is one of Koontz's best books. In classic Koontz fashion, there are surprising twists and turns and a tantalizing plot that compelled this reader to burn the midnight oil. The characters are finely drawn and likable, except the villain, of course, who is utterly , satisfyingly vile and one of Koontz's most memorable creeps. His intellectual justification for his evil deeds and his arrogance are sickening. This is one character you will not feel neutral towards. Those characters that aren't believable (female twins who are highly intelligent, rich and stunningly beautiful) are, nonetheless, highly enjoyable. One of the most endearing characters is a handicapped child who has been through personal hell, yet her curiosity and zest for life are undimmed. Koontz's novel focus on the familiar theme of good vs. evil, but not in a trite, predictable way. This one is fun,
original, and an all round great yarn.
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