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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

suspensful and unpredictable

Koontz provides another great thriller for the reading world. He writes of a clairvoyant named Mary Bergen that helps police officers on murder cases. She is asked to help on a case of a serial killer and after he is caught, he eerily says her name as he dies. Another c...
Koontz provides another great thriller for the reading world. He writes of a clairvoyant named Mary Bergen that helps police officers on murder cases. She is asked to help on a case of a serial killer and after he is caught, he eerily says her name as he dies. Another case falls into her lap as soon as the last one is over, but there is something different about this case. This new case is strangely connected to her in a way that she can not describe. Mary fights her way through attacking animals and frightening, painful visions of upcoming murders as she tries to find the killer and understand what happened to her 24 years ago. The only problem is that she is scared to find out the truth to both of the problems. This book takes unexpected turns and leaves you wanting more after every page. The best part is that the killer isn't revealed until the very end of the book. I recommend this book to all koontz lovers or anyone looking for a good thriller.

posted by Anonymous on May 18, 2004

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

GOOD, BUT NOT GREAT

THE VISION definitely keeps a reader's interest. I've read most of Koontz's books and this one is NOT one of his best. To his credit, THE VISION is one of his earlier writings. The plot involves a clairvoyant woman who assists police in finding murderers. Then suddenly ...
THE VISION definitely keeps a reader's interest. I've read most of Koontz's books and this one is NOT one of his best. To his credit, THE VISION is one of his earlier writings. The plot involves a clairvoyant woman who assists police in finding murderers. Then suddenly she becomes involved in finding a serial killer and everything starts getting weird. I knew who that killer was one-quarter of the way through but I finished reading it anyway.

posted by CAReaderDO on September 9, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2001

    Good book

    This was one of those books that keeps you reading and reading. You kept going through page by page because you never knew what to expect next. Interesting ending, worth the read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Thrilling!!

    I hate to read and for me not liking it I sure could not put this book down. I was addicted. It always kept you hanging and wondering until the last page.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    This is one of Koontz' earlier works that I missed the first tim

    This is one of Koontz' earlier works that I missed the first time around. It is representative of his earlier works and was thoroughly enjoyable, even though it is not of the higher standards represented in his later works. It did remind why I started
    reading him as the characters, especially Mary Bergen, are sympathetic and interesting and the plot is engrossing. I orginially got hooked on Koontz more for his charater development than the actual stories and this book does not disappoint in that regard. I recommend it to all Koontz fans who may have missed it, and to anyone who likes a good thrller.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2000

    Angry gulls, angry bats, angry slasher, gentle psychic.

    Since this is one of Koontz's older works, it has a tiny bit less suspense and interest than I'm used to, but it's still good. Normally Koontz novels jump between 2-3 different scenes and leave you hanging at the end of each chapter, but this one is much more continuous, and stays at 1-2 scenes. The 'mental connection' aspect will remind you a lot of 'The Bad Place' or 'Hideaway,' and the standard Koontzian bird attack occurs not once but twice, and will remind you of 'The Servants of Twilight.' As usual, there is a little girl threatened with rape, terrible bloody violence, Southern California settings, Hell, and the supernatural. The hints about the killer's identity are so obvious that it makes you wonder if there will be anything more surprising than your natural prediction. Don't worry: there is! Koontz is much too clever to give you your expected outcome. This twist, plus a scene that could have been stolen from 'The Birds' makes me think Koontz was heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock at the time he wrote this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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