17 February, 2012


Title: Lightning
Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Book - Library

From Goodreads: A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere—the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery.
Years later—another bolt of lightning—and the stranger returned, again to save Laura from tragedy. Was he the guardian angel he seemed? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?

What I thought: It's been years since I've read a Koontz book. This is our book group book for February. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure what I think about it. The stranger appears at various times to save Laura, in essence keeping her alive. You work out pretty fast where he is coming from, his need to save Laura is not so clear. When the reason is revealed, I'm not sure I bought it - too simple maybe. In the end it should promote some good discussion about whether or not it would be a good idea to interfere in history if we could.

Challenges: What's in a Name