The Shimmer

The Shimmer - David Morrell Strange lights appear in the sky above the town of Rostov, Texas. Dan Page’s wife disappears on the way to her mother’s house and is found mesmerized by the lights. When police officer Dan finds her with the help of the local police department the “shoot ‘em up” action starts. As much as I enjoy Mr. Morrell’s books I found this one just a little bit “pat”, like its been done one too many times before by too many others. The book does take interesting little side treks into the history of the town. In his author’s notes Mr. Morrell does always tell us where the idea for the book came from and his books are usually based on some tidbit from the news or from history. For me that does add to the story. He would get my nod for most interesting author’s notes in his books.