The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2017
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""I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live forbut 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 importantso terrifyingthat 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 ruthlessand who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love"--Amazon
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780345545992
Branch Call Number: FICTION Koontz 2017
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 31, 2018

Interesting read, however for me it came two months after reading The Chemist. Very similar stories. Both engaging, both well written. Haven't decided if I'll read the next one.

AL_SUMMER Jan 18, 2018

The first book in the Jane Hawk series is a conspiracy theory thrill ride. I couldn't put it down!

Sep 26, 2017

Fast paced, chilling thriller, edge of your seat read. Crappy ending.

JohnK_KCMO Sep 16, 2017

The story in Koontz's latest is excellent: the conflict is massive and terrifying in its implications, the characters are believable and compelling, the action is satisfying and well-paced. But his writing style nowadays is notably different than his classic works: wordier, more ostentatious. It might not be to taste for fans of his older books.

Sep 05, 2017

I wasn't aware that this was a serial and that there would not be an end to the storyline. I don't mind books that continue a character's adventures book to book but ending without any conclusion the the current story. Ugh.

AL_CHRISTINE Aug 28, 2017

Dean Koontz introduces us to Jane Hawk, a tough a nails, don't mess with my boy, FBI agent! The Silent Corner is a page-turner and I am anxiously awaiting The Whispering Room!

Aug 21, 2017

How disappointing ! Although the premise of this book is intriguing and frightening; like all of Koontz's best works there is always that underlying feeling of "that could never happen ... or could it ?" , and Jane Hawk is a likeable character, this book felt to me like a female Jack Reacher. I will probably read the next book in the series, because I generally love Koontz's writing, but I certainly won't be desperately waiting for it to be published. I wish he would go back to his "old" style.

Aug 20, 2017

This is an amazing book with an intriguing plot and an interesting new character, Jane Hawk. Dean Koontz certainly knows how to build suspense and visually share the adventures of Jane right into his next book-I patiently await greatness! I loved the Odd Thomas series and Ashley Bell-this book equals all the others.

Cynthia_N Aug 17, 2017

Suicides are on the rise and Jane's husband is one of the statistics but Jane refuses to accept that her happy husband committed suicide. She is now an FBI agent on the run searching for clues. Went off in a direction I didn't expect! Enjoyable read!

Aug 03, 2017

Ok but painfully slow

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AL_CHRISTINE Jul 15, 2017

Children were the world as it was meant to be, and they were the light within the world. But for every light, there seemed to be someone bent on extinguishing it.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 14, 2017

...she turns on him a blue-eyed stare as bright with the memory of suffering as with the fire of vengeance.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 03, 2017

She had long thought of herself as a rock. But rocks, too, could fracture. Under enough pressure, even granite crumbled, decomposed.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 01, 2017

Even in the darkest darkness, hope was a lifeline, though sometimes as thin as a thread.

AL_CHRISTINE Jul 01, 2017 this dangerous time when shadows cast shadows of their own, when darkness often passed for light, the just and the unjust wore the same face.


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