Relentless? Not so much.

I just finished reading Relentless by Dean Koontz. I’m a big fan of Koontz (he’s my favorite author), but this one didn’t grab me. I like the premise (author and his family are terrorized by a truly psychotic book critic), but the characters were so unrealistic to me that I just didn’t care about them. Some of Dean’s later works also have had this problem, with characters that are just too perfect, have no flaws, behave in a manner that just defies logic, and thus the believability of the story suffers as a result. I hesitate to write a negative review of Koontz because I don’t want anyone to dismiss his other works. He truly is a great writer, and most of his books are worth reading, and many are truly great. Just skip this one.