Odd Thomas – by Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas was my first Dean Koontz novel, and maybe the book that helped me get over my dislike of first-person perspective. An easy read, perhaps unnecessarily verbose at times, but with some comedic weirdness wrapped up with dark creepiness. The plot wasn’t the best, but the characters made me want to read more of the series. And the twist at the end… well!
In essence: A short-order chef with the ability to see the dead puts his gifts to use in bringing justice to murderers and averting disaster.
There’s a movie of this one too, and it’s not too bad.