Title: In The Heart of the Fire
Author: Dean Koontz
Book Length (Audiobook): 1 hour 31 minutes
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Horror, Crime, Suspense, Novella
Read Start Date: April 30, 2020
Read Finish Date: April 30, 2020
Brief Summary of the Plot from Goodreads: A bloodthirsty sheriff is terrorizing a small Texas town where justice has been buried with his victims. Until Nameless arrives—a vigilante whose past is a mystery and whose future is written in blood.
Anyone who crosses Sheriff Russell Soakes is dead, missing, or warned. One of them is a single mother trying to protect her children but bracing herself for the worst. Nameless fears the outcome. He’s seen it in his visions. Now it’s time to teach the depraved Soakes a lesson in fear. But in turning predators into prey, will Nameless unearth a few secrets of his own?
In the Heart of the Fire is the first book of the Nameless series.
My Review: I listened to this novella through Kindle Unlimited. I haven’t read Dean Koontz in a while, although he used to be one of my favorite authors when I was a teenager. As it was only 1.5 hours long, it was the perfect length for a long walk, which is why I picked it up to begin with — however, the length in general left something to be desired. There wasn’t enough time to really build any of the characters, and I felt that the story just happened too quickly.
Let’s see how the series progresses.