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""If you don't take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . . . If you do . . . I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours." The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher "is" murdered--and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it's no joke. He's racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: "The choice is yours." Think fast. Fear never slows down. . . ."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780345533463
Call Number: KOONTZ
Characteristics: 460 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Psychopaths -- California -- Napa County -- Fiction.
Bartenders -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Serial murders -- Fiction.
Choice (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Police -- California -- Napa County -- Fiction.
Napa County (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)


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Jun 25, 2018

Great thriller; haven't picked up a Koontz book in a while, and this was refreshing. Fast-paced and gory (typical Koontz), we got to know the main character (Billy) pretty well along the way. Really liked how it uncovered moments from Billy's past later on in the novel--gave us so much perspective on him and his morals.

Oct 24, 2017

A bit different from Koontz's typical works, this one has many one and two sentence paragraphs, and really cut down on the detailed, literary descriptions that he typically uses. It was definitely a change of pace, and i enjoyed it. It was straight forward, and jumped right into the action.

May 20, 2016

Despite the fact that I dislike this author's bigotry and homophobia, I tend to read a lot of his works. I thought this book was a bit of a slog, and was glad to be finished. The ending was not great. And the bartender character was not very believable. He was just too forensically capable and too philosophical. But it was hard not to want to read it to the end to find out who did it and why.

Jun 04, 2014

A fantastic read - a great story line filled with thrills and twists

Mar 12, 2014

Thrilling chilling...always a fantastic ride with this author!!

Aug 09, 2011

Another winner for me from the fabulous Dean Koontz

daymakerdave Jan 15, 2011

Velocity if the first book I've read by Dean Koontz. I've typically avoided super-popular authors like Koontz and Cussler and the other authors you find in Airport bookstores because I'm just that kind of guy.

What made me want to read this one was the quote on the back of the book. It seemed interesting so I thought I'd give it a shot. Well, needless to say, I now understand why Koontz is so well liked.

Velocity was a great read! Fast paced and very suspensfull, I found that I could barley put it down.

Jul 16, 2010

Another great read from Koontz. Certainly a page turner. While to an extent I agree with Lauren that the ending at first seemed to be flat and disappointing, as I reflected on the plot from start to finish I was impressed with the ending Koontz created. Just as with many on the choices and actions taken by the main character, Billy, took me by surprise, so did the ending, which was not expected - continuing the trend throughout the book.

Many elements including the ending were not what I expected - and that in itself made for an even better read!!

Dec 18, 2009

great book, keeps you reading and a page turner

Lauren Jul 30, 2008

This book has a very interesting premise, but I thought the ending fell a bit flat and was disappointing.

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