- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (June 20, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345545990
- ISBN-13: 978-0345545992
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 592 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense Hardcover – June 20, 2017
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“Gripping . . . The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. . . . Koontz has created [a] wonderful character in Jane Hawk. . . . Koontz rocks it again.”—Associated Press
“In this era of stingy text-message prose, Mr. Koontz is practically Shakespeare. . . . The Silent Corner brims with both action and emotion.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The Silent Corner is vintage Dean Koontz: paranoia-fueled suspense . . . sleek and highly realized action, developed characters, and more twists and turns than any two ordinary novels combined. . . . As relevant to current events as it is audacious . . . amongst Dean Koontz’s finest contemporary work.”—Mystery Scene
“A proven specialist in action scenes, Koontz pulls off some doozies here. . . . The book is full of neat touches. . . . And the prose, as always in a Koontz novel, is first-rate. 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.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The latest page-turner by Dean Koontz introduces readers to Jane Hawk. . . . An inspired choice for a protagonist . . . action, zippy dialogue and a winning character at the center of the book, part of a new series by Koontz.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Long an A-list bestseller, Koontz has always delivered the goods. . . . [His] varied bibliography now adds a new series and an exciting new heroine.”—Booklist
“Fantastically written (as always by Mr. Koontz) . . . You are riveted on page one. . . . 5 stars!”—Suspense Magazine
About the Author
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
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So, I got the book and I have to say this is the Dean Koontz that I remember reading. I picked it up and could barely put it down and finished it over two days. It was a good fast pace, with plenty of twists and turns that kept me on my toes. As with the other books I’ve read Mr. Koontz weaves some real life current technology and mixes it with what if or where can the technology go. Very much like Moonlight, Watchers and some of the Leigh Nichols books. I would highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the continuation of this series.
Jane, with her husband dead at the hands of this evil faction and her son in hiding, must singlehandedly keep one step ahead of her pursuers and the FBI who are tracking down one of their own who’s stepped over the line. She is being chased by the enigmatic “They”. The people who have done all of the bad stuff since the start of time. “They” who live in the closet or the basement. “They” who are willing to go to great lengths of rid the world of anything that is not within the bounds of their conspiracy.
Jane befriends some unseemly characters who help her in the flight across country using her skills as a well-trained FBI agent. She’s forced to stay mostly off the grid using burner phones, a variety of cash bought vehicles, and library internet. No matter how far or fast she runs her pursuers are only a half-step behind. This is a heart pounding chase with good being pursued by evil which is Koontz trademark metaphor and what he does best.
At its heart this is a thriller with a lot of cutting edge technology tossed in to keep this new and smart heroine on her game. Koontz is a master story-teller and I am left wanting more. Quickly, Dean, quickly.
But somewhere along the way, the books changed. They got…mystical. And I kind of lost interest. I’ve ventured back and have found that I liked the last couple of books.
This one, I loved. My Dean Koontz love is back!
Jane Hawk is the bad ass of bad asses. She is so awesomely tough and passionate and everything you wish you could be. The action is spot on. The crime in question – extremely devious. If it weren’t for work, this would have been a one-sitting read. As it was, I finished it in two.
This is book one and, while it’s not precisely a cliffhanger, there are unanswered questions. Usually, that bugs me. In this case, I simply can’t wait for the next book!
Unrelenting, compelling, and a thriller that deserves the title! Book 2 now, please!
With every novel Koontz just keeps getting better. Great read, break neck pace and a stealth bomber of the Gospel against the backdrop of the ongoing battle of good and evil where all are called to choose sides!