Having read that book I must say I was a little disappointed. After reading two of Dean Koontz’s books I got accustomed to his storytelling skills and although I was aware of the fact that it wasn’t a great writer, his books seemed a good fun. No more.
‘The Vision” proves that Dean Koontz has worse days at times. And it must have been one of those unfortunate spells of worse days when
Dean wrote that book.
It begins quite promising a young women who posseses special psychic powers, she is a clairvoyant, is employed by the police to help track down serial killers. Obviously a cliche, but a cliche on which a skillful writer is able to conceive quite an interesting, appealing and convincing story.
Then, it gets darker, the woman is forced to face a dangerous enemy, a super psycho probably endowed with the same psychic powers as hers and disturbingly connected to the painful memories of her childhood. At the age of six, she was a victim of a child molester who tortured her, but most of the terrible recollections have been suppressed deeply in her subconscious.
Anyway, it sounds a little bit like I’ve heard that many times before, but still an able storyteller can make a good book here. And Koontz ...