Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
Odd Hours is the 4th in the Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz.
Odd is still seeing dead people, but Elvis is gone. His replacement is Frank Sinatra – and he has a temper! Too funny.
So, Odd has been pulled to a small coastal town in California, where things are not quite as they seem. He meets a rather mysterious young pregnant woman who tells him her name is Annamaria. After being attacked on the pier by 3 men, he uses his “psychic magnetism” to reconnect with her. A strange meeting, where she asks him if he would die for her. He says yes, and takes the bell she offered. We also find out that she may have a power or two of her own. Then they are on the run again, and Odd leaves Annamaria in the care of his old friend Blossom. It looks like Odd has uncovered a terrorist plot, involving the sale of nuclear weapons. By the time all is said and done, Odd is a wreck. He has killed people.
Okay, I found this one a little confusing at times, and although it is not my favorite, everything came together. It had some very tender moments, and Koontz added an even deeper dimension to Odd. Then there are the dogs ♥
Favorite Quotes from Odd Hours:
“It’s only life. We all get through it.”
“Of all the spirits I have seen, only Elvis and Mr. Sinatra are able to manifest in the garments of their choice. Others haunt me always in whatever they were wearing when they died.
This is one reason I will never attend a costume party dressed as the traditional symbol of the New Year, in nothing buy a diaper and a top hat. Welcomed into either Hell or Heaven, I do not want to cross the threshold to the sound of demonic or angelic laughter.”