Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive--until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess's next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl...as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
My Thoughts: Oh boy, I have a lot to say about this book. I was looking for a good, creepy mystery and several people recommended Intensity. I was pretty excited when after 50ish pages, I was super creeped out. Edgler Vess is a freak with a capital 'F' and his crimes in the beginning of the book were horrible. However, after that the book kind of went down hill for me. Chyna is a fascinating character but her actions are completely unrealistic and at times pretty ridiculous. There is no way that a normal (and intelligent) person would do most of the things she did. I think I also struggled with this book because it was written in 1987 prior to everyone having cell phones. The story would have ended a lot earlier if someone had just had a cell phone!
This story also seemed like it was a lot longer than it needed to be. There were times where I was really bored and considered just giving up but I really wanted to know how the story ended. I will say that the ending didn't disappoint and I liked the way it all wrapped up. Overall, the story had a lot of potential but it fell flat for me. I don't know if I will be reading another Koontz book anytime soon. 2 stars.
I borrowed this book from my local library.