Dean Koontz - The House of Thunder

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      Despite its few failings, this novel is in my opinion a good read for every suspense fan. Dean Koontz once more proves his mastery and delivers a truly gripping tale of mystery and horror. The protagonist, Susan Thornton, a young woman of about thirty, wakes up in hospital to realize that she suffers from amnesia.

      Initially, she is not able to recall any details concerning her previous life. From what she is told by the staff she finds out that she has had a terrible car accident and she is really lucky to

      be alive.

      As the story progresses, Susan remembers more and more about her life but she still cannot recall anything about her job. The most vivid event in her memory is the murder of her boyfriend, which took place several years before during a college hazing ritual.

      She witnessed those terrible moments and now she suffers every time the cruel images of her boyfriend lying in the puddle of blood and beaten appear in her mind’s eye. Luckily, the villains have been punished; the leader of the gang did his time in prison,

      • while two others died in a car crush.

        But you can never be sure as it turns out. The day after her awakening Susan discovers to her utter astonishmnet mingled with horror that one of the patients bears a striking resemblance to the gang’s leader.

        As other members of the gang or at least people looking suspiciously identical with them appear, Susan is forced to face the most difficult time in her life, not being sure whether she is a part of some sophisticated and malicious plot or if simply the insanity prevails

        her and she is not capable of controlling her mind any more…. The ending of the story seems a little too unconvincing to me.

        It is disappointing a bit, however, the power of this book lies in the fact that Koontz is able to provide a fast pacing actions, full of thrilling effects. It is a real page turner, although a quite thick book.

        The characters seem as believable as it gets in this kind of books they don’t iritate. All in all I would recomend this novel to each and every thriller fan.

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