Beware - Richard Laymon Good story line. Original plot. Certainly a page turner. Don't know why Mr. Laymon felt compelled to have a rape scene occur at least once (sometimes several times) every 30 pages or so. Pretty much every character in the novel was obsessed with sex to the point that it made me just roll my eyes eventually and wonder what was compelling Laymon to dwell on sex so much. Laymon also has only two types of women in this book: helpless rape victims or homicidal nymphomaniacs. I gave it three stars because I knew what to expect going in. You can't exactly turn on a trashy B Horror movie and expect something great---but sometimes you just want to enjoy the camp of a B Horror movie. This book is just like that.