Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Darkest Evening of the Year

I'm a sucker for most anything involving dogs or cats, so this was right up my alley. Not to mention that I am a Koontz fan and I enjoyed another book of his with a special dog (Watchers.)
Amy Redwing has devoted herself to rescuing golden retrievers through an organization called Golden Heart. Her boyfriend is an architect named Brian McCarthy. As the book opens they are going on a rescue mission to save a golden. They get the dog, Nickie, and the family away from the drunken wife beater. Amy adopts Nickie and soon realizes that she is extra special.
The book goes back and forth between Amy and Brian and the book’s two villains, Harrow and Moongirl. Moongirl kills because she is bored. Harrow is facinated with her. It takes awhile before you learn of the connection between the two couples. Harrow and Moongirl plan to kill both Amy, Brian and one other in a climatic event that will satisfy a need for revenge that they both have. They just didn't realize Amy and Brian had angelic help in the form of a dog.
I really liked this book. 5

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