Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


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THE WHISPERING ROOM by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"While Koontz's second effort featuring Jane Hawk may satisfy his longtime fans, his new heroine too often seems stuck on autopilot—a major disappointment considering how lively she was in her debut."
In this sequel to The Silent Corner (2017), former FBI agent Jane Hawk continues her fight against an evil conspiracy that has been brainwashing people with nanomachines. Read full book review >

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VELOCITY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2005

"T.S. Eliot meets Charles Dickens in these pages (yes!), which only underscores that Koontz's brilliant plotting and paste characters never add up to the one Rapturously Memorable Work many expect from his dancing intelligence."
Companion to 1996's Intensity: a spiritedly deft set of plates kept twirling in the air as Koontz takes on himself all the weight of his speed-driven suspense. Read full book review >

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"Is Koontz, like Stephen King, being sucked toward the mainstream novel? Not a smart move, though this one fumbles for the heartstrings."
Koontz's magnum opus swells to over 600 extra-deep pages and takes big chances but remains a staunch page-turner throughout. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Koontz's leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes."
After discovering that an odd surge in suicides, including that of her decorated Marine husband, was triggered by nanotech brain implants, FBI agent Jane Hawk goes rogue to root out the evil conspiracy behind the deaths. Read full book review >

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A BIG LITTLE LIFE by Dean Koontz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Heady stuff for a pup, but Koontz's talent lies in making the preposterous believable. Was Trixie some sort of angel? Regardless, her enchanting story will have fans panting for more."
In his nonfiction debut, mega-bestselling novelist Koontz (In Odd We Trust, 2008, etc.) presents a humorous, poignant portrait of his remarkable dog. Read full book review >

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STRANGE HIGHWAYS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1995

"Strange highways—but little feeling of freshness or originality. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
For his 19th book, the incredible Koontz (Mr. Murder, 1993, etc.) kicks off a change of publisher (the brand-new Tartikoff/Warner imprint) with his first-ever collection. Read full book review >

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ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2003

"With its tender surprise ending, call it It's a Wonderful Sixth Sense, built out of wet pulp and milk."
Koontz's suspense masterpieces (Intensity, 1996; The Face, 2002) have tight plots or strikingly enclosed worlds. But you can't win 'em all, and despite the lift he strives for, these pages go by on automatic pilot. Read full book review >

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HIDEAWAY by Dean Koontz
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"A grandly melodramatic morality play that will have Koontz's fans—both here and in heaven—cheering. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
Koontz's novels crest bestseller lists not only for their heart-pounding horrors but also for their celebration of righteousness and redemption. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2010

"Comic strip characters and pedestrian prose—pretty silly stuff really, but we all know how it works for Koontz: 400,000,000 copies sold in 38 languages, give or take."
In the fourth installment of his Frankenstein series (Dead and Alive, 2009, etc.), Koontz posits a new kind of vexation with the same old objective: Kill everybody. Read full book review >

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INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz's imagination. Enjoy."
In a shift from his usual exploration of the fantastical and supernatural, Koontz's (Odd Apocalypse, 2012, etc.) new book contemplates an apocalyptical confrontation between good and evil. Read full book review >

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DRAGON TEARS by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"Koontz gets a bit preachy about social decay—but his action never flags in this vise-tight tale that'll rocket right to the top of the charts. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
An electrifying terrorfest in which Koontz (Hideaway, 1992, etc.), inking his silkiest writing yet, takes on the serial-killer novel and makes it his own. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A good ghost story is all about the suspension of disbelief, which is hampered here by haphazard plotting. Still, Koontz has a pile of unswervingly loyal fans for whom the screw may turn no matter."
In his latest, Koontz (Breathless, 2009, etc.) makes the case that the only thing worse than a serial killer might be his ghost. Read full book review >