Author: Dean Koontz
Published by: Bantam
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
The girl who said no to death.
Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live.
She replies, “We’ll see.”
Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.
An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell.
But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she?
Bibi’s obsession with finding Ashley sends her on the run from threats both mystical and worldly, including a rich and charismatic cult leader with terrifying ambitions.
“She was no one’s toy. Never had been, never would be.”
Ashley Bell, another Dean Koontz book that gets love from me. Am I surprised? Nope!
This kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the majority of the book. There were times where I wondered what the hell was going on. I love that. There was also a point where it did seem to slow down a bit, but even that was interesting. I was so curious about the paranormal aspect and where it was leading, because I really had no idea. Shocking, I know.
Koontz does a great job of building everything up in the beginning. At times you wonder what do certain things and situations have to do with the story, but as it progresses, you start to see how the author pulls everything together. While things may seem irrelevant at times, they’re not. There’s a reason for everything.
The characters were wonderful, especially Bibi. She’s an intelligent woman who thinks her way through some pretty dangerous situations. It was nice to have such a competent heroine to root for.
Overall, Ashley Bell wasn’t my favorite of Dean Koontz’s book, but I sure enjoyed it a lot. Totally worth the almost 600 page read.