The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz - Dean Koontz

The Silent Corner

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The Silent Corner Book Summary

THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING JANE HAWK SERIES
 
Meet Jane Hawk—a remarkable new heroine certain to become an icon of suspense. “This gripping thriller grabs readers from the first few pages and sweeps them along to the rousing finale.”—Booklist

“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 demand: 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.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:
THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE

Praise for 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)



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The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz Book Reviews

  • Disappointed (Halleyj)

    I usually love his books, but this one not so much. I’m on page 200 and have already skip read most of it. I’ll hang in there a little longer hoping something will engage me enough to finish it.
  • Captivating (Snow Dodger)

    As the pages resolve anticipation builds! Until the next book is introduced!
  • Another great read (Past LinkedIn user)

    Dean Koontz is the only author whose books I can get into from page one. This one is no exception. If you’re a fan of Koontz you will not be disappointed except to know you’re finished and wish there was more.
  • Poor writing (Rg110647)

    I guess you need to like Koontz’s writing style. I never have and don’t understand why I bought this book. To me it was a interesting storyline spoiled by rambling paragraphs that over described everything. Lesson learned.
  • The Silent Corner..by Dean Koontz (Dotsome)

    I bought this book and it left off the last seven pages so I do not know how it ends.
  • Koontz keeps amazing us! (Sobotes)

    Loved the old Dean Koontz but the new might be even better. Great Stuff!!
  • Silent Room (Bamma342)

    Fantastic book!!! Read it all night, just couldn't put it down. What a great cast of characters and a thrilling plot.
  • Silent Corner (GE2247)

    Excellent until the end but no conclusion.
  • The Silent Corner (Coolraye)

    Excellent! However, I want a better ending or a sequel, to tell us of Jane and Travis moving on.
  • The Silent Corner (Star Oak)

    I'm sorry. Pretty well-structured storyline, but the incidental details are so laughable I couldn't suspend disbelief to save my life. A music store called Vinyl's tatted staff plays Kansas' "Dust in the Wind"? The Beatles? I'm 65 years old and that's lame. Does the author know anybody under 60? It's hard to let the suspense build when the details are so creaky. The simpleminded libertarianism is another flow killer. Maybe he doesn't read the news in 2017? Fairly obvious the author embeds his storylines with his own tastes and preferences. Fair enough. But when those haven't evolved since the early seventies it is kind of sad. I read a lot of books. I was hoping to discover another great thriller author. Bummed.

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