THE MUST-READ THRILLER OF THE YEAR: Featuring the most exhilarating heroine in memory and a sophisticated, endlessly ingenious, brilliantly paced narrative through dark territory and deep mystery, this is a new milestone in literary suspense and a major new breakout book from the long acclaimed master.
At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California landscape that proves strange and malevolent in the extreme, Bibi is plunged into a world of crime and conspiracy, following a trail of mysteries that become more sinister and tangled with every twisting turn.
Unprecedented in scope, infinite in heart, Ashley Bell is a magnificent achievement that will capture lovers of dark psychological suspense, literary thrillers, and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Beautifully written, at once lyrical and as fast as a bullet, here is the most irresistible novel of the decade.
I have never read any book by Dean Koontz, much to my brother in law’s chagrin, so I decided to give Ashley Bell a go and borrowed it from the library. This book had me gripped right from when Bibi was told why she was cured of cancer. I felt like I was seeing everything through the eyes of Bibi, this is how I know when a book has encapsulated me. As the story progresses and we see how determined Bibi is to help save Ashley and the length she is going to you can feel her passion even though all of this is worked off a hunch sent to her from ‘the powers that be’. She is feisty young woman who seems to believe as she has overcome cancer she can do anything she wishes. Her fiance is a Navy SEAL and she has kept from him the cancer along with the journey that she has chosen to undertake and the risks that follow her as a result.
I have to say that after reading this book I will definitely be reading another book by Dean Koontz!!
You can read my review for this book on Goodreads to see the spoilers, there aren’t many and if you read the book you will likely have the same thoughts that I had in my little spoiler section!!