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By The Light of the Moon Book Review

Updated on August 23, 2017

Light of the Moon

Join Me and Read By the Light of the Moon

Dean Koontz is one of my favorite suspense mystery authors. I bought this book a few years ago with the intention to read it. I have read many Dean Koontz books and love the way he builds his stories with the many plot turns and twist. Why had I forgotten this book is beyond me. It has been sitting on my bookshelf, crying out for me to pick it up.

Why have I forgotten this book? Perhaps, I have been going with the excuse, "I don't have time."

Why do I want to read this book? Simple...I would like to see how this book measures up to the type of Dean Koontz books that I have read. Since I am an online junkie, it would only make sense to have some friends join me in this offline adventure.

The best part about this book club is we don't have to leave our homes and sit around drinking coffee or soda. Though that might be fun. We can sit at the beach, relax in the backyard or stretch out on lazy boy. There is no time frame involved, no other books to read (unless you have a suggestion), just people with similar interest who happen to be Dean Koontz fans or are curious about the book.

Won't you please join me in a good read with "By The Light of the Moon" by Dean Koontz?

(Mini review at the bottom.)

By the Light of the Moon (Dean Koontz)

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A Synopsis of By the Light of the Moon

Dylan O'Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He's on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious "doctor," injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him...or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee-before the doctor's enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police.

Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life...and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery-and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep's path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they'll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly's classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air.

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us—a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.

What Others are Saying

"Koontz seems to know us, our deepest foibles and fears." -USA Today

"Surefire plotting and a roster of characters built out of painful tragedies make the pages move...Koontz has a touching faith in the human spirit."-People

My Mini Review on By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon is worth the read. Out of 5 stars, I would give it 4. It was a suspenseful novel and I found that I couldn’t put it down. Though it had a conclusive ending, it was predictable and a little disappointing. The three main characters were brought together by a sinister doctor. Like most suspense novels, we find that the chain of events has been planned out and there is some kind of relationship between the evil and the good.

This is my personal opinion. What did you think of the ending? Be my guest reviewer. Send me an email and your review without giving away the story.

Dean Koontz Collection

Dean Koontz Novels and Movies

On Amazon you will see a number of Dean Koontz books and movies made from his books.

Check out Dean Koontz works in novels and film here

© 2009 Sandy Mertens


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