I wish I could say "Aha, I've found an author that is so gripping that I will be able to go into a bookstore, buy some books, and read a bunch of them with little thought," but I can't. The book read like it had been written with the idea that the screen-rights could be sold in mind. In addition, I don't think that the author aimed real high either. It's the sort of book that would ultimately make a "straight to DVD movie" and appear on basic cable after dark on something like the Horror or Sci-Fi channel.
All in all, not a good book.
I sometimes wish I could read "better books" sometimes, but I tend to find them somewhat dull and, when I read them, I half suspect that I'm missing some deep and meaningful ideas that the author is trying to convey.