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Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
Review by Andrew Brooks
Bantam Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553807134
Date: 25 November 2008 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Dean Koontz's Your Heart Belongs to Me is, at heart, a story about paranoia. Or is it? No, it really is. Ryan Perry, a software mogul who has it all, begins to receive messages after his heart transplant from a mysterious stranger that closely resembles the heart donor. In a bizarre series of events Ryan comes close to losing everything he has, including the woman he loves. That's pretty much straight from the back of the book, and it's as misleading as the actual novel. Koontz's Your Heart Belongs to Me is a book that leaps from spiritual happenings to secret government organizations, but Koontz fails the reader by using a cheap storytelling gimmick that I'll try my best to not completely spoil.

From official release/information:

Product Description: At thirty-four, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket—until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he's diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it's his only hope, and it's dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all…his health, his girlfriend, Samantha, and his life.

One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Business is good and there's even a chance of getting Samantha back in his life. Then the unmarked gifts begin to arrive in the mail—a heart pendant, a box of Valentine candy hearts. And, most disturbing of all, a graphic heart surgery video accompanied by a chilling message: Your heart belongs to me.

In a heartbeat, the medical miracle that gave Ryan a second chance at life is about to become a curse worse than death. For Ryan is being stalked by a mysterious woman who feels entitled to everything he has. She's the spitting image of the twenty-eight-year-old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan's own chest. And she's come to take it back.

(Source: Bantam)

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