By Dean Koontz
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No fan of Dean Koontz or of mental suspense probably want to leave out this striking novel of the human mind’s means to torment—and destroy—itself.
It’s a terror extra paralyzing than falling. extra terrifying than absolute darkness. extra frightening than something you could think. It’s the single worry you can't get away irrespective of the place you run . . . regardless of the place you hide.
It’s the phobia of your self. It’s actual. it could ensue to you. And dealing with it may be deadly.
False Memory . . . worry in your mind.
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You’re no longer attempting to slip a few undesirable language through me, are you? ” “Chupaflor capacity ‘hummingbird,’” Jasmine Hernandez defined as she caught a electronic thermometer in Skeet’s mouth. In a thermometer-punctuated mumble, Skeet acknowledged, “You’re calling me hummingbird? ” “Chupaflor,” she proven. Skeet was once not hooked to the electrocardiograph, so she lifted his bony wrist to time his pulse. a brand new uneasiness slid into Dusty, as chilly as a shiv among the ribs, although he couldn’t establish the reason. no longer thoroughly new, in truth. It was once the free-floating suspicion that past had inspired him to monitor Skeet’s mirrored image within the night-mirrored window. whatever used to be improper the following, yet now not inevitably with Skeet. His suspicion refocused at the position, the medical institution. “Hummingbirds are cute,” Skeet advised Jasmine Hernandez. “Keep the thermometer less than your tongue,” she admonished. Mumbling back, he pressed: “Do you think that I’m adorable? ” “You’re a nice-looking boy,” she acknowledged, as if she may possibly see Skeet as he had as soon as been—healthy, fresh-faced, and clear-eyed. “Hummingbirds are captivating. They’re unfastened spirits. ” together with her awareness on her wristwatch, counting Skeet’s pulse, the nurse stated, “Yes, precisely, the chupaflor is a lovable, captivating, unfastened, insignificant little chook. ” Skeet glanced at his brother and rolled his eyes. If whatever have been flawed approximately this second, this position, those humans, Dusty was once not able to pinpoint the falsity. The bastard son of Sherlock Holmes, born of pass over Jane Marple, will be hard-pressed to discover solid cause of the suspicion that sawed at Dusty’s nerves. His edginess most likely arose from weariness and from his fear approximately Skeet; till he was once rested, he couldn’t belief his instinct. based on his brother’s rolling eyes, Dusty stated, “I warned you. phrases. sure, ma’am. You can’t get it wrong with convinced, ma’am. ” As Jasmine enable pass of Skeet’s wrist, the electronic thermometer beeped, and she or he took it out of his mouth. relocating to the mattress, Dusty acknowledged, “Gotta break up, child. Promised Martie we’d exit to dinner, and I’m overdue. ” “Always hold your gives you to Martie. She’s certain. ” “Didn’t I marry her? ” “I wish she doesn’t hate me,” Skeet acknowledged. “Hey, don’t be silly. ” Unspent tears shimmered in Skeet’s eyes. “I love her, Dusty, you recognize? Martie’s consistently been so sturdy to me. ” “She loves you, too, child. ” “That’s a good looking small club—People Who Love Skeet. yet those who Love Martie—now, that’s larger than the Rotary and the Kiwanis and the Optimist golf equipment all rolled into one. ” Dusty might reflect on no comforting answer, simply because Skeet’s statement used to be undeniably real. the child wasn’t conversing from self-pity, even though. “Man, that’s a load I wouldn’t are looking to hold. you recognize? humans love you, they've got expectancies, after which you've got tasks. The extra those that love you—well, it is going around and around, it by no means stops. ” “Love is difficult, huh? ” Skeet nodded. “Love is tough. move, pass take Martie out for a pleasant dinner, a pitcher of wine, inform her how appealing she is. ” “I’ll see you tomorrow,” Dusty promised, deciding upon up Valet’s leash and clipping it to the dog’s collar.