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- Book 2 of 5 in A Jane Hawk Novel
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“A deeply layered, satisfying thriller that is character-driven and nearly impossible to put down . . . grounded in many real-world, current issues . . . [The Whispering Room] never loses sight of the classic political/sci-fi/thriller elements that make it so much fun to read.”—Bookreporter
“Jane Hawk, the compelling heroine of The Silent Corner, returns in another terrifying Dean Koontz conspiracy thriller, The Whispering Room. . . . The character of Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. Knowledge of The Silent Corner helps put some of the narrative in perspective, but it’s not necessary to fall under the author’s spell. It’s clear that another story featuring her quest for ultimate justice is on the horizon, and hopefully there will be even more after that. Simply put, wow.”—Associated Press
“From exciting to overdrive, there’s something dangerous around every corner that will have readers loving the thrills and chills. . . . Hawk is one of those rare characters that quickly became a favorite with readers and, thankfully, will continue for a long time to come.”—Suspense Magazine
Acclaim for Dean Koontz’s previous Jane Hawk novel, The Silent Corner
“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)
About the Author
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B071CJBDJL
- Publication date : November 21, 2017
- File size : 2500 KB
- Publisher : Bantam (November 21, 2017)
- Print length : 506 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,321 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was worried about Jane in the first part of the book -she seemed to be growing cold and distant from her morals but she was just doing what was necessary. The softer part of Jane emerges at times and her determination never waivers. This book has all the things I love about a Koontz story. The thrill, the always present good vs evil, the existential angst as a thread underneath. He brings in humor, love, strength and the nobility of people. We do not hear enough of these things in life so for me these are always welcome. Characters that she meets along the way will stay memorable. And the ending is a kicker! And yet not the end...I am so eager for the next Jane Hawk book.
As always, Koontz takes care with what seems every word and every idea. He has once again shown himself for the master storyteller that he is. This time with a bit of Elli Weisel philosophy added. What a wonderful way to respect his fans.
Thank you, NetGalley for my early chance
This book takes boring to a new level. Too many long twisted sentences that I’d sure hate to try diagraming. Too many descriptions. Some of the writing is poetic, but if Koontz wants to write poetry, he can do so in a book of poetry. I want a story that moves. In the latter part of the novel, he starts talking about events from the first novel in the series. Okay, I remember that. A reader unfamiliar with the first novel would he lost.
He used to write interesting characters with interesting dialog. Where are those characters now? Jane Hawk is depressing. The end of the book reads like a video game. She’s shooting robotic people and animals.
This ending might work for a 14 year old male hooked on video games, but it doesn’t work for me. I did like the Black sheriff and his family, but I didn’t like how their story arc ended.
After I finished this novel, I started reading a James Patterson novel. His writing as always moves. I devoured the pages twice as fast as I did in the Koontz novel. The contrast is worth noting. Koontz used to write much better than he does now. Read Patterson or David Rosenfelt or someone who still knows how to write a story.
In the continuation of Jane Hawk’s pursuit of whomever is responsible for her husband’s suicide, Koontz’s ability as a wordsmith shines. The plot, as in most of his novels, is simple, and it is his command of prose that keeps the pages turning.
While there are parts that are predictable, there were enough twists to keep me interested and guessing, especially in the end, which I will not reveal.
When I read the first book in the series, I thought one more would wrap up the story. I was wrong, Koontz managed to stretch it to a third, which I look forward to reading.
This one gets four stars.
What struck me most about this book was how horrifyingly real the concepts of everything horrible that happened to the victims were. These things could actually happen - today - to any of us. This made The Whispering Room more frightening than any horror novel I've ever read. (I'm not going to state what the concepts were - no spoilers here - you MUST read this series and this book!)
The Hawk series is arguably Koontz's best work. Each page of The Whispering Room is filled with action, tension, terror, thrills. This is an excellent book.
Top reviews from other countries
Jane Hawk is a determined and courageous character who is on the trail of the villains, whose collective is likened to every agent of control with its corruption and arrogance in today's world - so real it's more terrifying than any horror story and so believable because we only have to look around to see that it's virtually true on so many levels.
There are some superb characters she meets along the way, as well as some despicable ones. Luther also plays a major role and it will be interesting to see where that leads. The descriptions are rich alongside some great dialogue in parts.
Very enjoyable, if disturbing, and I am looking forward to the last part, although, I may have to wait until it is cheaper next time.