KoKo (The Blue Rose Trilogy #1) by Peter Straub

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Book Description

Publication Date: September 1988

Bestselling author Peter Straub’s Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
Bestselling author Peter Straub’s Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets-a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
Review –
I had never read anything by Peter Straub but this book was on sale and I couldn’t pass it up, especially since it was an audiobook with 19 CD’s.
It was slow for me at first but after a few CD’s it picked up speed and took off.
There is a lot of violence and gore but it’s a book where murder  by a psychopath and so you would expect it to be bloody.  This doesn’t bother me but it might be a bit much for some.
There are many twists and turns and a GIANT one near the end, which I loved.  I hate knowing the outcome by the middle of a book but you don’t have to worry about that here.
I enjoyed this book so much that now I’m listening to a collection of short stories by Peter Straub and I’ll let you know later what I though about them.
 
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