May 12, 2009

Review: The Good Guy by Dean Koontz



Tall, muscular and big-headed, Tim Carrier is rarely mistaken for someone else but one night while enjoying a beer a nervous man sits next to him at the bar and does just that. The man hands over an envelope with $10,000 and a picture of a woman telling Tim he’ll get the rest when the job is done.

Speechless Tim watches as the man walks away. Within 5 minutes a guy who looks eerily similar to Tim walks in and seeing the envelope in front of Tim makes contact. Without thinking it through Tim tries to tell the guy that he’s changed his mind. The hired killer laughs and says that’s not an option.

Tim sets out to find the woman and instead of just warning her that the killer is coming he gets pulled into an evil game of cat and mouse.

The Good Guy was quite a departure from Koontz’s usual scary books with a supernatural twist but it was excellent. The story was a heart pounding thrill ride that had me shrieking at the cd player while Tim was trying to out think the mad man. Plus with the added intrigue of not knowing why Linda Paquette is targeted for murder the suspense carries through to the last page. This is a must read for suspense and thriller lovers.

8 comments :

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any Koontz in a while - this sounds like a good one.

Violet said...

I was looking at a huge stack of Dean Koontz books recently but I was so confused about which to pick up. I haven't read anything by him, but I've heard he's good. What book could you suggest I start with?

lilly said...

I've had this book on my TBR shelf for the longest time and considering that Koontz is among my favorite authors, I have no idea why I haven't read it yet. I'll definitely have to do just that.

MonieG said...

Well my favorite is Watchers. The runners up would be The Bad Place and Phantoms. I love Koontz!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

This was an excellent read, not really scary but in a twisted psychological way that was even better!

Some of my favorites are the Odd Thomas series and the Watchers of course, but nearly all his books are good.

Dottie :)

Becky W. said...

I finished this one a couple months ago. I listened to the audio and enjoyed it! Linda was such an interesting character! I agree with you that you had to keep up with it just to figure out why anyone would want her dead!

Kat Bryan said...

I read this some months ago and it was one of my favorites. I have Koontz' One Door Away from Heaven to read next.

Vikke said...

I have read very few of his books however I think htis one worth getting. Psychological type thrillers are always worth a read.