The Taking by Dean Koontz

No. of pages: 410
Rating: 8/10

Synopsis: On the morning that marks the end of the world they have known, Molly and Neil Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. A luminous silvery downpour is drenching their small Californian mountain town. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now, in the moody purple dawn, the young couple cannot shake the sense of something terribly wrong.

As the hours pass, Molly and Neil listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. By nightfall, their little town loses all contact with the outside world. A thick fog transforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. And soon the Sloans and their neighbors will be forced to draw on reserves of courage and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a shattering instant what is happening to their world...

Review: Waking up to a loud luminescent rain, Molly Sloan knows something is about to happen, but even she cannot imagine the horror that is coming. Creatures and beings from another world roam the streets filled with a heavy fog, while Molly and her husband Neil try to figure out how to survive...

This was the first science fiction type book that I've read, so I wasn't really sure what to expect or if I'd enjoy it at all, but I actually really liked the plot which I found a little surprising, as I didn't think this was my kind of 'thing'. The story was really well written, with loads of great descriptions and it was so creepy in places. Molly and Neil were great characters, realistically written and believeable. My one major dislike was the ending, I really didn't like the way it was explained away, and I thought it was completely unnecessary, that bit could have been left out and it would have much better. But still was an enjoyable read, and would recommend to people who like a creepy book, or are into science fiction.
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