The Unseen by T. L. Hines
The Unseen is a supernatural thriller and it reaches the standards set long ago by Steven King. Lucas is a man without a past, or at least he doesn’t remember much of his youth. Only one phrase sticks in his mind like an irritating mosquito buzzing in his ear, Humpty Dumpty had some great falls.
Lucas lives everywhere and nowhere. He finds empty places to set his mementos he’s gathered in a certain pattern, and that becomes home to him; for awhile. He longs to make connections with other people, he feels a need but doesn’t seem to understand it. So he finds ways to create peepholes to watch others in office buildings. When they are gone for the night he takes a small memento of them. On a rare occasion someone will meet eye to eye with him without really knowing he is there. That’s when he feels a real connection with that person.
Lucas has only formed a loose relationship with the woman he works with, Sarea. He’s never called her or even dated her. He’s only pretended to smoke a cigarette with her in the back alley behind the restaurant where he washes dishes. Sarea has given him her phone number in case he should ever need help. He stores it in his pocket.
Everything changes in his world when someone discovers his living space. He is invited to join a group that is like him, the Creep Club. The difference between him and the Creep Club is they go into people’s homes and tape them. Lucas doesn’t want to join them. Once he makes that decision, his life takes a wild ride.
You know that feeling you get when there is no one around and yet you feel like someone is watching you? Read this book and you’ll really be creeped out! I so am changing my locks on my doors! Do not read this book before you go to sleep—‘cause you won’t sleep!