15 August 2017

The Silent Corner

Science Fiction

By Dean Koontz

Paperback 464 pages
Publisher HarperCollins (28th Dec 2017)
ISBN-13 978-0007518098

‘Humour, humanity and horror, the classic Koontz concoction.’ The Times

📕My Review

When FBI agent Jane Hawk's husband commits suicide, she can't believe he took his own life. She goes 'off grid' to hunt those responsible and discovers a massive surge in similar deaths; people who appeared outwardly stable and rational taking their own lives in unexpected circumstances. What she uncovers is terrifying. It threatens not only her life and that of her son's but also the lives of thousands of innocent Americans.

Dean Koontz was one of my go-to authors as a teenager and young adult but then life took over. I've always considered Koontz to be an author who could write some damn fine novels... and some, well, not damn fine novels! The Silent Corner left me pleasantly surprised. It's a cracking story of one woman's determination in the face of adversity. Jane Hawk is a woman of strong mettle - she's determined, loyal, empathetic and sassy. It made for a thrilling and highly enjoyable read.

My only criticism would be that it's somewhat wordy and overly descriptive. I'm sure it would work just as well minus a hundred pages or so. That being said, I'll be looking forward to the follow-up, The Whispering Room, released for the kindle on Dec 28th 2017 (with slightly less pages than its predecessor).

My thanks to Dean Koontz, HarperCollins and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book.

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📗The Blurb

‘I very much need to be dead’

These are the chilling words left by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. Now his widow, FBI agent Jane Hawk, is determined to learn the truth, no matter what.

People of talent, seemingly happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers. Jane will give up everything to find out why.

Her enemies are devoted enough to exterminate anyone in their way. But Jane is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

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