The Eyes Of Darkness by Dean Koontz


I read this book in 2014. I reread it in 2021. I didn’t remember any of this book. Now I will never forget it. The title has changed to Coronavirus, The Eyes Of Darkness Dean Koontz Prophecy on March 14, 2020. I didn’t know about this title change. I read the original The Eyes of Darkness published in 1996.

This book is freaky scary. A mom’s son dies in a bus accident going on a camping trip. That bus of kids died but not because of a bus accident. We lived through this. February of 2020 is in this book. One boy did not die. That boy is how his mom finds out everything.

The expression stranger than fiction is valid here. I couldn’t help wondering how Dean Koontz got so many details correct. The plot itself is a fictional story. The Wuhan virus details are spot on.

I am so taken aback that I couldn’t figure out how to review this book. I gave it five stars in 2014. Reading Eyes of Darkness in 2021 gets five stars!! for the omg stunning factor.

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson


Never have I ever is a truth or dare game played in a group. The author of Never Have I Ever takes this game to new levels. Never Have I Ever starts in a quiet suburban neighborhood where everyone is set in their ways. Amy Whey is a happily married stepmom of a teenager living in this neighborhood. Her best friend is Charlotte, who is also a happily married mom who lives by Amy’s house.

The women on the block have a book club organizer by Charlotte. Amy is hosting a book club at her home. A new neighbor shows up on this night uninvited. She goes by the name Roux. Roux manages to derail the book club by taking center stage. Roux is a very pushy person. By the end of the night, some neighbors are very drunk, others very put off by her intrusion.

Roux and her teenage son are renting a house in this neighborhood for a reason no one is aware of. Roux is a mystery. She shows her true colors quickly. Roux has developed a skill few have. She specializes in finding out and exploiting secrets.

I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. There are unpredictable twists and turns. Roux is a well-written character. Every time I thought I had Roux and the plot figured out, another layer of depravity added. Never Have I Ever is a book with an unfathomable ending.

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian


The Flight Attendant tells the story of a 50 something international flight attendant who is still a party girl. A circle of friends watches out for her and takes care of her, making sure she always returns home safe. Her required rest time between flights is everything but restful when she wakes up in a Dubai hotel room next to a dead guy with no memory changes everything.

ThdcFlight Attendant gives nothing away. The reader is just as lost and confused as Cassandra Bowden, the main character. The Flight Attendant revolves around Cassandra as she shares her story with the reader. The author writes this novel as if the reader walks in the character’s shoes. It’s scary and threatening to be so alone and confused.

Cassandra just wants this to go away and does what she can to cover her tracks. This is only the beginning of the nightmare. Cassandra is a severe alcoholic, which does not help matters. That aspect of her life alone causes blackouts. As the novel evolves, the reader meets other characters. Some you never completely understand. The bottom line is never to leave any loose ends. Cassandra is a loose end.

The Flight Attendant is a suspenseful page-turner. The plot is original and unpredictable. When I finished Flight Attendant, I felt like I lost a good friend. I envy those starting from page one. What a journey this book is.

Duma Key by Stephen King


Edgar rents a place in isolated Duma Key, Florida. Edgar is there to recover. Duma Key has a life force of its own. This is a horror story. Ghosts in the water or from old mansions cut off from civilization.

Everyone moves on e

With their lives. Edgar turns into a fantastic artist. This comes at a price. Edger comes to realize the price is too high—his loved ones.

Edger, his assistant and lawyer friend, take on this unknown force. The three men must solve why things happen. Then stop these gorces from killing innocent people. First, his daughter.

In the world of Steven King, this rates up there with the shining. I am surprised it’s not more well known. I’m so glad I decided to just dive into this.