The Silent Corner

NETThe Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Published by Bantam
Expected publication 20 June 2017
464 pages

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I was given a review copy by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed it.


A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times 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 aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demands: find the truth, no matter what.

People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.

But all their power and viciousness 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.


JANE HAWK WOKE in the cool dark and for a moment could not remember where she had gone to sleep, only that, as always she was in a queen-or king sized bed and that her pistol lay under the pillow on which the head of a companion would have rested had she not been travelling alone.


I’ve been a fan of Koontz, off and on for decades. I loved The Silent Corner, this is an example of the kind of crazy, twisted novel he writes so well. I loved the concept, nano robots that can control people’s mind. This idea chilled me to the bone. The worst thing is I don’t think such a notion is merely in the realm of science fiction or fantasy. The Silent Corner contains the usual elements of a great Koontz thriller. He’s written numerous novels that deal with the dangers of technology going a few steps too far. He’s great at that. I was gripped from start to finish. I liked the fact the novel had quite short chapters which made it fast paced despite the intense events taking place it didn’t feel rushed. The Silent Corner is great and I look forward to reading more of Jane’s adventures.




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