the homing by john saul
The review was first publish in Goodreads.
Karen Spellman, a young widow, along with her two daughters, move out of Los Angeles to the town where she grew up. She is there to marry her high school sweetheart whom she was reunited with at a high school reunion.
After the wedding Karen and her daughters move into her husband’s big farmhouse. For a while all seems ideal. Then her oldest daughter, Julie, is stung by a bee and has an allergic reaction. At the local clinic she is treated for the sting, but she continues to get worse. As a last resort she is given a new drug. The drug works right away, but now something is happening to the daughter. Though she claims to be fine, she doesn’t feel fine. Something sinister is beginning to take over her free will.
Julie infects her friends and soon she, and other children begin disappearing.
Parents become frantic trying to discover what is going on. Finally a doctor uncovers some disturbing news involving the children. She believes she can stop the terrible thing that is happening. But will she be in time?
This was an older book, but didn’t seem dated. It was well written and was very suspenseful. Having said that I will say that I enjoyed it, but was not crazy about the story line. That goes to my taste.
I think the story was very good, but not top notch. I will give it a 4.
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