My replacement book arrived! So I am continuing Simple Genius by David Baldacci, and enjoying it so much.
"Duma Key" by Stephen King reminded me of a Dean Koontz novel. It was subtle, not gross, and thoughtful. When Edgar Freemantle is horribly injured ( terrible head injury, and loss of a limb) in an accident, he moves to Duma Key in Florida, to start a new life. Stephen King knows about injury, since his accident, and writes it realistically, and sympathetically. Edgar starts sketching the sunsets, and ends up painting haunting, impressive paintings. Of course everything has it's price. He makes friends with an old woman and her companion, Wireman, down the beach, and together they try to find the secrets that haunt the Key. When his paintings start bringing horrible consequences, Edgar scrambles to get them back from the art collectors and friends who bought them. Will he succeed? The character I did not like was Edgar's ex-wife. She was not very understanding and I just thought she was mean. A good read, but don't finish it in the dark!