The No.1 bestselling classic from Dean Koontz, the master of chilling suspense, that will thrill fans of Stephen King and the Odd Thomas series.
The first time the lightning strikes Laura Shane is born...
The second time it strikes the terror starts... though eight-year-old Laura is saved by a mysterious stranger from the perverted and deadly intentions of a drug-crazed robber. Throughout her childhood she is plagued by ever more terrifying troubles, and with increasing courage she finds the strength to prevail - even without the intervention of her strange guardian. But, despite her success as a novelist, and her happy family life, Laura cannot shake the certainty that powerful and malignant forces are controlling her destiny.
Then the lightning strikes once more and shatters her world. The adventure - and the terror - has only just begun...
Wow! It's a mix to tingle any reader's fancy - New York Daily News
Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it - Sunday Telegraph
Dean Koontz not only has a wilder imagination than Stephen King, he also writes a better sentence - Los Angeles Daily News
Genuinely chilling - Guardian
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.