Probably my favourite Dean Koontz novel so far. Not as gory as some (which is a good thing!) and more a suspense novel than a thriller or a horror novel. Not that I mind neither thriller nor horror if it's well done, but those genres seem harder to get right, and Lightning just worked for me. The paradoxes of time travel were nicely explained and I really came to love Laura. I'm just sorry she had to go through so much... that's the problem with Dean Koontz' books (and those of Stephen King, for that matter) - if the main character is happy and content at the half-way point of the book, you know that's going to change soon.I was fascinated by the idea of the lightning road and how it came to be used.