Mill Valley, California has some weird stuff going on and Miles, the local doctor, is starting to take notice. Several patients have been complaining that loved ones just don't seem like themselves. At first, he dismisses this claim but as more and more people step forward claiming that family members have been replaced by replicas, he decides to investigate. Bringing along his love interest, Becky, and his psychiatrist friend Mannie, things start turning up leading him to suspect things definitely aren't what they appear in Mill Valley.
I once had a girlfriend who claimed this was the scariest movie she ever watched. Now I haven't seen the movie, but the book certainly had a creepy feel to it. Well written, though it does falter at the end, this book is a quick, fun read that hearkens back to old-school sci-fi horror. While this book won't completely change your literary life, it's worth picking up. The characters aren't very developed, but that's okay - in a book like this you don't expect them to be. The plot has holes all in it, but the author tells you that in the very opening sentence. I admired this admission and it actually made the story more enjoyable.
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