This is a great book by one of my favorite authors - Dean Koontz. I have to admit that every time I read one of his books, I can't decide if it is my favorite. They are all so good that I can't decide. And Phantoms was no exception to this rule. I read this book in one rainy Sunday afternoon. It was that good.
The book takes place in a town in California. Everyone in the town is dead or missing. This is how most of Dean Koontz books begin - with a suspenseful mystery. Of course it is the "Phantoms" that are the cause of this.
If you like Stephen King type movies/books, you'll love this one. The storyline is just as great in this one as all of the Koontz books I've read so far, but what I really liked about this one and what makes it stand out in my mind, is the Afterward, where Koontz discusses his opinion of this book and how he came about writing it. I do not want to reveal this to you ahead of time, but I think you will find it interesting to know that Koontz was not proud of this book; nor, did he expect it to become a favorite of his fans as it did.