Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz

Book Description: At thirty-four, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket—until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he’s diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it’s his only hope, and it’s dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all…his health, his girlfriend Samantha, and his life.
One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Business is good and he hopes to renew his relationship with Samantha. Then the unmarked gifts begin to appear—a box of Valentine candy hearts, a heart pendant. Most disturbing of all, a graphic heart surgery video and the chilling message: Your heart belongs to me.
In a heartbeat, the medical miracle that gave Ryan a second chance at life is about to become a curse worse than death. For Ryan is being stalked by a mysterious woman who feels entitled to everything he has. She’s the spitting image of the twenty-six-year-old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan’s own chest.
And she’s come to take it back.

Quote from the book: "The roots of all violence are found in the hatred of the truth.”

My Thoughts: The main character of this book was different from other characters of Koontz' that I can remember in that he was rich. Rich enough to have any thing he wanted. Which is what gets him into trouble here. This was a psychological which I thoroughly enjoyed. The pacing of this story is slower than I'm used to in a book by Koontz but it is still suspenseful. Ryan's search for truth, leading down rabbit trails of confusion kept me turning pages. This may be one of the most poignant of the authors books. The twist at the end makes you stop and think: does this kind of thing really happen?

Audio CD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423356896
ISBN-13: 978-1423356899

1 comment:

GFDesignz said...

I have this book on a shelf someplace and it keeps getting pushed aside for other books or review books I need to read but maybe I will go seek it out again now. Thanks hon!