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The Dandelion Killer: Sometimes Blood Runs Yellow
Though a fifty-five-year-old man, Jayboy Calvin has the emotional and intellectual bearing of an eight year old. Elayna Evans--owner of a successful catalog import business--is a lifelong friend, and Jayboy's mentor and employer. When evil creeps into their small town of Frankfort, Kentucky, leaving one person dead--the victim of a brutal stabbing--Jayboy becomes the prime ...more
Paperback, 379 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Promise Press
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I thought the book had high points and low points. As far as the story was concerned, it was a little slow in starting. I was about halfway through the book before I really got to the point where I wanted to read it. Once it got to that point, however, I couldn't put it down. The tension built very well and though I had predicted the ending at the beginning of the book, I began to question my original thoughts. I was disappointed in the ending though because it happened so suddenly. Rapid events ...more
This is one of the strangest and most bizarre novels of horror and suspense that I've ever read. Elayna Evans and a lifelong friend with the mind of an eight year old boy are thrown into terrifying danger amidst a most implausible plot. But the detailed atmospheric descriptions keep one reading until the end.
I bought this book at a thrift store because the synopsis on the back cover hooked me. The author is a good storyteller and this murder mystery was well-paced and fairly compelling. I found one element of the plot pretty far out there and unbelievable, but most of the book was enjoyable.
Dean Koontz has been a long-time master of the suspense, with his bestselling Odd Thomas and Jane Hawk series as well as his many standalone h...
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