"Some things don't change, they never do.
Some things do change, they change with you."
I really adore Robert McCammon's writing. "The Five" is yet another excellent thriller, which focuses on characterisation. This is quite a hefty tome (nearly 600 pages), but it never becomes dull because you can really feel for the characters. The 'bad guy' is not yet another deranged serial killer, but a well-rounded character whose actions are believable. It will probably help if you like rock music, because a major part of the novel is about life on the road. So much more than just another thriller, "The Five" is a thought-provoking story about friendship and love, good and evil, doubt and faith, courage and cowardice. I really don't understand why this author isn't more popular. He should be right up there with the likes of Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
Author: Robert McCammon
Title: The Five
Publisher: Tor, New York
Year: 2013 (orig. 2011)
Number of pages: 599 p.