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An excellent page-turner but some flaws,
This review is from: Intensity (Paperback)
There is no doubt that this book is one of those classic page-turners, which leaves you extremely reluctant to set the book down (to the point where I nearly forgot to get off the train for work), or extremely irritated when someone interrupts you at a particularly nerve-wrecking moment. Koontz has once again created a fantastic, yet simple, story-line and the book's content more than lives up to its title. He doesn't waste any time in getting to the action and he does an excellent job in describing the scene which seemingly puts you right in the middle of it.
However, there were a couple of moments that I found quite embarrassing for Mr Koontz, especially for such a gifted writer. I found myself muttering 'are you serious' simply because I couldn't believe the predictability of the character's actions, and not surprisingly this is why I couldn't give the book 5 stars. It might be a bit harsh but one example in particular can only be laughed at. I have explained this below, and it is a SPOILER, so be warned.
In one scene the main character is about to shoot the murderer, only to find that there are no bullets in the gun. Now, if for example, you'd just happened to find and pick up the gun in that moment, then the lack of bullets could well be explained. However, the character has had the gun for hours, and not only that, Koontz explains earlier in the book that the character has had weapons training earlier in her life. Surely the first thing you would do upon finding a gun (especially for anyone with weapons training) would be to check if there were any bullets in it before trying to use it.
The example above and one other involving petrol spoiled the book slightly and were the reason that I couldn't give it more than 4 out of 5.