Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old woman whose deeply troubled childhood taught her the hard rules of survival, and whose adult life has been an unrelenting struggle for self-respect and safety. Now rare trust has blossomed for Chyna into friendship with the woman whose family home she is visiting for the weekend: a farm in the Napa Valley surrounded by vineyards and hills, which Chyna can see from the guest-room window where she sits at one o'clock in the morning, fully dressed, unable to sleep. Suspicions she learned in childhood still make her uneasy in unfamiliar houses—even this one, where her closest friend is sound asleep down the hall. And in this case her most disturbing instincts prove reliable. A man has entered the house, a man who lives for one purpose: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits—to live with intensity.
If you're reading this review and you haven't read a Dean Koontz novel in your life, I must recommend you read Intensity. This book is the perfect way to start things off and get to know Dean as one of the most established horror writers around. This was a very chilling story! I have to say that Intensity really scared me.
I have this raw fear before in the pit of my stomach wherein a total stranger enters our house and started killing my family one by one. Ever since I was a child this was my greatest fear, that's why even today, I always double check our doors and make sure they're all secured. Sometimes, I get up in the middle of the night to nose around for intruders. I don't know why I do this, but it makes me sleep easier through the night...
Intensity will leave you breathless! A perfect read!