‘By The Light Of The Moon’ tells the story of Dylan O’Conner, his autistic brother Shepherd (Shep), and a comedian named Jillian Jackson.
Dylan and Jillian are targeted by a doctor who takes them, seperately, hostage and injects them with an undisclosed liquid while they are staying at a motel.
While the two characters are unaware of each other they bump into one another shortly after escaping their bonds and are faced outside by a number of unmarked SUV’s. They manage to get away with Shep in tow and so begins a wonderful game of cat and mouse.
This book has plenty of great twists and is really well written. You got a great feel for the characters and while there is a supernatural element to proceedings, everything is well grounded.
I read recently that ‘By The Light Of The Moon’ is the most requested book by Koontz’s fans to receive a sequel. I have to say it’s not a surprise – whether it’s because the book is genuinely great or perhaps because of the unexpected turns it takes – this is probably the best Dean Koontz novel I’ve read.
It’s not perfect but highly recommended.