Original book title: Ashley Bell
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Harper, 656 pages
Year of publication: 2016
I haven’t read anything by Dean Koontz for a while now and reading the blurb for Ashley Bell got me intrigued. And the cover is pretty awesome!
This is the story of Bibi Blair a young writer with a bright future, but her world turns upside down when her doctor says she is dying. Bibi, however, recovers miraculously and learns the reason she was spared from death was to save a girl named Ashley Bell. And the adventure of finding Ashley Bell and saving her life begins and the story takes us deep into Bibi Blair’s life.
The book consists of short and sometimes intense chapters where we jump from the past and the present. The language is easy and the story has a good flow. This book got me from the very first page and I couldn’t put it down. There is a twist somewhere in the middle, which makes the story even more intense. I’m not familiar with Koontz work so I hadn’t any clue what was coming and that of course made the whole reading experience even more extreme. The reason why I didn’t give this book a five was because somewhere at the end it got a bit long-drawn-out.
I read this book when I was on vacation and it was a great book to bring. It’s pretty thick, over 600 pages, thrilling and an easy read.
If you like a psychological thriller and want to solve some riddles, then this book is for you!