My rating: (5 / 5)
Innocence is one of those books that grabs you with both hands and doesn’t let go. I was intrigued by the short chapters AT&T he front, and once I got into the real meat of the story, I was all in. Even during one of the busiest weeks of my life (adopting two crazy young boys can make your head spin!) I found a way to carve out time every day for this book, staying up later than I should have, sneaking in a few pages waiting at the gas station or in the bathroom, even during phone calls!
This books asks some questions about what we find beautiful and abhorrent, both in others and in ourselves. Like many Koontz books, it has great dogs, though only in brief appearances here. A shame as they are often among my favourite characters of his. It also, as any Koontz book should, has scares and creepiness and moments that make you sit up straighter and clench your hands around your book and twitch a little. It’s very much along the lines of some of my favourite books Koontz has written in his career, but with a fresh storyt hat goes in very unexpected places.