Twilight Eyes - review

Twilight Eyes - Dean Koontz


When one day ends, the next begins, for in this infinite universe there is no final conclusion to anything, definitely not to hope.

Chapter 1 - The Carnival


You travel light when you're wanted for murder. The only heavy things you carry are memories, fear, and loneliness.

Chapter 4 - Goblin Dreams



I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Slim, has a psychic skill. But, he can't move things with his mind, heal people, or read minds. He sees the demon hiding inside people. And not metaphorically. He calls them Goblins and they can shape-shift into normal looking human beings. And no one else can see the goblin side when they are disguised as humans. Slim knows they are evil and delight in causing suffering, but that is all he knows. Oh, and he is good at killing them. Of course, once they're dead, they return to human form, so no one would believe him even if he told them. He finds sanctuary in carnivals and the people there accept him as a drifter. But the Sombra Brothers Carnival changes his life.


 I liked getting to know Slim and all the carnies. I felt for him, being so alone and not trusting that anyone else would understand what he sees. He wants to stop the death he feels coming but doesn't always know how. Rya is an interesting character, even more so once you understand her backstory.


There are two parts to the book. The first part ends with a twist that really shocked me. The plot moved along quickly and there was a lot of excitement. There were more than a few times that I stayed up late reading this one. 


I read this for Booklikes-opoly - Paradise Pier 31.