Wow! I was very pleased to read that a good intruder alarm and solid locks are a good barrier against a demon. I thought I was going to have a heart attack part way through this book, my pulse racing and my heart thumping as the anti-hero crept around the victims' house. Dean Koontz has a reputation for the dark side of literature but the plot of this book was so compelling that it broke through the language barrier of the german version that I was reading. I found myself wandering around the basement and trying to see in the dark like our man Vassago. Hatch is a brick and Regina an absolute gem. The ending transports you finally into another dimension. Hideaway has brought me back into the Dean Koontz fanclub.