There is something about a Dean Koontz novel, this man can lead me down multiple tunnels and then bam each of those tunnels will open up into a whole new world, one that I hadn’t even anticipated. He takes the simplest things and complicates them and the world as I saw it, will never quite be the same. I was thrilled to get a copy of Ashley Bell before its release; the synopsis was very intriguing. After reading this novel, I feel as though Koontz writing has changed over the years as there were times that I felt he was wordy and drawn out in his text. With his other novels, I had a hard time putting them down and my desire to devour this novel was not as strong. I was still caught up in the events and whisked along in the drama being played out as Bibi’s life is splashed upon the pages. Between the Wrong People, the scrabble tiles, and all the other added ingredients, I knew Koontz would lead me on a journey that would be like no other. With multiple stories, Koontz brings it all together and it’s Koontz, a story that makes the unbelievable: believable.
I’d like to thank NetGalley and Random House Publishing Ballantine for sending me an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.