How would you live if the very sight of you causes a murderous rage in those who see you? How could you hide and still have a connection with the rest of world? Dean Koontz asks this very question in his moralistic thriller, Innocence. When people see Addison Goodheart, they try to kill him, almost without exception. Life is very lonely for Addison, until one day, he meets a mysterious young woman named Gwyneth, who cannot stand to be touched. Is it fate, or is it something more? As always, Koontz’s prose is a joy to read as he skillfully weaves together the tale of Addison and Gwyneth. The story is compelling, with its share of creepy elements as you’d expect from Koontz. Of all the books I’ve read recently, this book has stuck with me. I still find myself pondering various elements of this story, as I try to figure out if I agree with how Koontz let this play out. Compelling, thought-provoking, and wonderfully told; I highly recommend this title.