The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match."--Los Angeles Times "Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America. novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good. [and that] entertain vastly as they uplift."--Publishers Weekly"--
"A major new work of dark literary, psychological suspense--brilliantly paced with a twisting narrative and chilling antagonists--from #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz. "I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside her demand: Find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for him--or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Though people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and seemingly happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers, no one else is willing to give up everything just to seek, to find, to know. No one except her. But ahead lies only risk. Because those arrayed against her are legion, and dangerously devoted to protecting something profoundly important--or terrifying--enough to exterminate any and all in their way. Too many have already died, and those responsible will learn that all their malevolent power may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless--and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love. ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ "Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth."--The Seattle Times "Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. 'Serious' writers. might do well to examine his technique."--The New York Times Book Review ""Lyrical writing and compelling characters. Koontz stands alone."--Associated Press "In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz. is among these artisans."--Suspense Magazine "[Koontz] has always had
""I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"--
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780345546784
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
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Sep 26, 2017

Fast paced, chilling thriller, edge of your seat read. Crappy ending.

JohnK_KCMO Sep 16, 2017

The story in Koontz's latest is excellent: the conflict is massive and terrifying in its implications, the characters are believable and compelling, the action is satisfying and well-paced. But his writing style nowadays is notably different than his classic works: wordier, more ostentatious. It might not be to taste for fans of his older books.

Sep 05, 2017

I wasn't aware that this was a serial and that there would not be an end to the storyline. I don't mind books that continue a character's adventures book to book but ending without any conclusion the the current story. Ugh.

AL_CHRISTINE Aug 28, 2017

Dean Koontz introduces us to Jane Hawk, a tough a nails, don't mess with my boy, FBI agent! The Silent Corner is a page-turner and I am anxiously awaiting The Whispering Room!

Aug 21, 2017

How disappointing ! Although the premise of this book is intriguing and frightening; like all of Koontz's best works there is always that underlying feeling of "that could never happen ... or could it ?" , and Jane Hawk is a likeable character, this book felt to me like a female Jack Reacher. I will probably read the next book in the series, because I generally love Koontz's writing, but I certainly won't be desperately waiting for it to be published. I wish he would go back to his "old" style.

Aug 20, 2017

This is an amazing book with an intriguing plot and an interesting new character, Jane Hawk. Dean Koontz certainly knows how to build suspense and visually share the adventures of Jane right into his next book-I patiently await greatness! I loved the Odd Thomas series and Ashley Bell-this book equals all the others.

Cynthia_N Aug 17, 2017

Suicides are on the rise and Jane's husband is one of the statistics but Jane refuses to accept that her happy husband committed suicide. She is now an FBI agent on the run searching for clues. Went off in a direction I didn't expect! Enjoyable read!

Aug 03, 2017

Ok but painfully slow

Jul 27, 2017

Can't wait for the sequel! LOVE Jane Hawke!

Jul 27, 2017

I read over 200 pages and gave it up. This is not the way Koontz used to write. I wish he would get old school on us and write like he did when he first started writing.

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AL_CHRISTINE Jul 15, 2017

Children were the world as it was meant to be, and they were the light within the world. But for every light, there seemed to be someone bent on extinguishing it.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 14, 2017

...she turns on him a blue-eyed stare as bright with the memory of suffering as with the fire of vengeance.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 03, 2017

She had long thought of herself as a rock. But rocks, too, could fracture. Under enough pressure, even granite crumbled, decomposed.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 01, 2017

Even in the darkest darkness, hope was a lifeline, though sometimes as thin as a thread.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 01, 2017 this dangerous time when shadows cast shadows of their own, when darkness often passed for light, the just and the unjust wore the same face.

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