Details: no. 4 Odd Thomas
The Odd Thomas books seem to be getting odder as the go on. But, Odd himself remains an endearing and funny character and the books are a delight to read. And that despite the fact that Odd keeps on finding himself up against the darkest forces imaginable. Although, it has to be said that there is little graphic detail in these books.
In this book Odd Thomas finds himself in Magic Beach, California. He was drawn there by the forces that govern his life, but after a month he still doesn't know why he is there. The dreams he is having are very disturbing and seem to predict a major disaster, but don't explain what lies ahead.
However, once he meets Annamaria, a very mysterious young pregnant woman with secrets and powers of her own, events start to unfold fast. Odd finds himself with only hours to stop a conspiracy more devastating than anything he could ever have imagined.
It's a shame there's no sign of a fifth Odd Thomas book coming anytime soon. The ending of the book seems to indicate that there is more to follow though. I hope that will prove to be the case.