I began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, you’re welcome to use my pic as well. If you’d just link back to me I’d so appreciate it

My Pick this week is:



Published April 2006 By Bantam

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. “If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours.”

It seems like a sick joke, and Bill’s friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it’s Bill’s fault: he didn’t convince the police to get involved. Now he’s got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance.
Suddenly Bill’s average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication–until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath’s innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: “The choice is yours.” 


If you like thrillers and you haven’t read this one by Dean Koontz then you’re really missing out on having your heart rate put to the test! I read this many years ago but I remember loving the fact that he takes an everyday, regular guy just heading home from work and completely blows up his life. The premise is thought provoking and the pace is relentless . Another thing I love about so many of Dean Koontz’s books is that they are written in such a way that’s completely realistic…how scary is that?? I hope you’ll give this a try and if you’ve already read it I’d love to hear your thoughts. Happy Reading!

**Check out Rebecca, the Book Whisperer’s,  TBT recommendation on her blog!

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  1. I need to read this one soon.It sounds like a great read and it reminds me of Witness by Caroline Mitchell where the MC was also getting notes about selecting victims.Great post.I’ll look out for this one.

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  2. I didn’t know about this book, I once saw a film based on a Dean Koontz book and it was awful hahaha But the books are mostly better than the films, so 😛

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  3. I OD’ed on Koontz books back in the 80s, 90s and 00s and I felt the need to back off for a bit. I read Brother Odd back in 2005/2006 and took a break until August 2015 when I read Darkfall (meh). I couldn’t even begin to track which books I’ve read and when, but I am almost positive this isn’t one of them. It’s on my TBR and kindle so I should at least consider it, seeing as DK is one of my all-time favorites. Thanks Renee 🙂

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      1. The Good Guy is another one I picked up a few years ago but it fell off (?) my radar. I got it around the same time as The Husband, but didn’t remember that I had it. Then again, I was getting his books but not reading them. Sounds like a good one 🙂

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    1. You’re welcome, thanks for commenting. I have several of his older ones as well. Some of his books I find a bit too “weird” but then others like this one I couldn’t put down. Also good is The Husband.

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