‘Your Heart Belongs To Me’ by Dean Koontz – Review (Book)

Ryan Perry is a man with a problem. A heart problem to be precise. After suffering a few episodes in which he feels himself slipping away he seeks medical advice and is told he has cardiomyopathy, an heredity condition which is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of sudden cardiac death.

He waits patiently for a donor, which is his only shot at surviving beyond the next year. Suddenly the opportunity arises via a different doctor and he takes it. Then the fun begins.

As things begin to turn sinister Ryan tries to track down the family of his heart donor. But is everything that is going on really happening? Or has his paranoia finally got the better of him?

Dean Koontz’s usual writing style shines through but I found it hard to sympathise with Ryan Perry, in fact I ended up feeling more for his girlfriend, Samantha – who ended up having to deal with the fallout from his illness.

‘Your Heart Belongs To Me’ certainly isn’t one of Koontz’s strongest novels but it moves along at a fair pace and it isn’t a dull read.

For whatever reason this novel didn’t really ‘click’ for me and I found it less enjoyable and not as captivating as some of Koontz’s other work.

Rating: 6/10

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