I purchased this book right after the New Year, I think the day it came out. I am a big fan of Dean Koontz and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Sad to say, I was very disappointed, but kept reading hoping that it would get better. The beginning of the book was pretty scary, but not in a gory sort of way.I could not read it alone. It was just creepy. Then it all got very weird, and I am not totally sure, I really understand the story line. Not at all what I expected from Koontz. I am usually on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next, all I wanted to do with 77 Shadow St., was finish it, so I could get into my next book. I gave this book a 3 but that was being generous. I have to give Koontz a lot of credit for his imagination, but this book was just a little too weird and wacky for me. I hope his next book doesn't disappoint like this one did.