Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
Suspense/Thriller; 335 pgs
As his grandfather takes his last breath, Jimmy Tock takes his first. This is the story of a man with a destiny. Jimmy’s grandfather predicts that Jimmy will face five terrible days, each dispersed throughout his lifetime. Jimmy walks us through each of those five days, along the way uncovering dark secrets and possibly bringing him closer to his own fate. Life Expectancy is a suspenseful thrill ride mixed with humor and fun loving characters that will win over a reader’s heart. I had fun reading this book, laughed many times throughout and held my breath a couple of times.
Sleep No More by Greg Iles
Putnam Adult, 2002
Suspense/Thriller; 480 pgs
A simple word and a smile awaken old memories for geologist John Waters and suddenly his life is spinning out of control. Sleep No More is a fast moving novel about love, obsession, jealousy and rage. Although I enjoyed this book overall, the story left something to be desired. I cannot seem to find the words to explain it, however. The novel seemed to get off to a slow start and while I was very much caught up in the story after awhile, some of the dialogue and actions seemed forced. Still, The plot and themes throughout the novel came as a bit of a surprise to me as I didn't know quite what to expect. I found it very interesting, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough in the final chapters, wanting to know what would happen next.
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