Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Intruders by Michael Marshall
To notify her about the phone, Jack tries to reach Amy at her hotel, but learns she never checked in. Then he tries to reach her through her boss, who knows nothing of her supposed business trip. Jack and Amy have a good marriage, a close marriage, and she wouldn’t go incommunicado without reason. Confused and frightened, Jack rushes to Seattle. But when he retrieves the cell phone from the cabdriver, its memory holds pictures of a man he doesn’t recognize, and music he knows his wife hates. Amy is gone, something is terribly wrong, and the police won’t listen.
The Intruders is a supernatural thriller with some action and a lot of creepy suspense. If, like me, you’re not crazy about gore, skim over the prologue: the rest of the book is much lower on the gross stuff, much higher on psychological chills. It’s a fun, light read with a paranormal evil that hasn’t already been done to death.
There are several Michael Marshall thrillers in the Oceanbooks catalog. He also writes award winning horror and science fiction under the name Michael Marshall Smith.