He went out closing the door behind him, leaving her alone with Max.
Mary Bergen is a psychic who helps the police track down and capture serial-killers, at times right at the moment they are about to murder somebody. However, lately there has been a change in Mary’s life. For long, it was her brother Alan who was her trusted lieutenant and companion but now Mary has married Max Bergen, a man with a habit of getting into fist-fights. With Max managing Mary’s affairs, Alan feels left-out, also he harbours a suspicion that Max has married Mary merely for her money. As the tension between the two men simmers, Mary starts getting nightmarish visions which leave her in a physically weakened state. Could these visions have any relation with the sexual abuse that Mary suffered in her childhood and has suppressed ever since?
The problem with The Vision is that very early on, I realized what was going on and the identity of the killer. The false clues and red-herrings presented thereafter simply put my teeth on edge. But then I have never been fond of Koontz.
First Line: GLOVES OF BLOOD’.
Title: The Vision
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Publication Details: London: Star Book, 1977
Other Books read of the same author: Strangers
The book can be purchased on the Net. It had been lying on my shelves since 1991.
Submitted for the following challenges: A-Z (Titles), AZRC, Mount TBR, Mystery and Suspense, TBR Pile, Unread Book.
Entry for letter V in the Crime Fiction Alphabet meme.
Entry for Friday’s Forgotten Books.