Thank you Sue, I love it when readers put their opinions on here. It helps me decide on what to read next. Right now I am into the third book in the Fire and Ice series but I really need to read a couple of light things inbetween them. The Nicky Charles books you mentioned sound perfect for me. Someone on here recomended the Lady Julia Grey books and I have read the first three, I really enjoyed them, sort of a Victorian era mystery and she always has a surprising ending.
I've read Dean Koontz's "Watchers" but really enjoyed his "Odd Thomas" books and I have been considering Stephen King's book you mentioned but will need to put that on my list.
Thanks again Sue and so happy you are able to read again!!