The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense
- Publish Date: 2017-06-20
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Dean Koontz
A dazzling new series, a pure adrenaline rush, debuts with Jane Hawk, a remarkable heroine certain to become an icon of suspense
âI very much need to be dead.â
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live forâbut 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 importantâso terrifyingâthat 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 ruthlessâand who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
Jane Hawkâs story continues in The Whispering Room.
Advance praise for The Silent Corner
âA 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 Koontzâs 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.ââKirkus Reviews (starred review)
âThis gripping thriller grabs readers from the first few pages and sweeps them along to the rousing finale.ââBooklistÂ
âFantastically written (as always by Mr. Koontz) . . . You are riveted on page one. . . . The man who gave us unbelievable characters in the past (Miss you, Odd Thomas) has now given us a brand new one that will, hands-down, become another fan favorite. 5 stars!ââSuspense Magazine
Acclaim for Dean Koontz
âKoontz is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thrillerâand perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form.ââThe Star-Ledger
âKoontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish.ââLos Angeles Times
âThere is no one who can match Dean Koontz for pure excitement when writing highly charged thrillers. . . . [He] writes thrillers that move so fast they make every other thriller writer seem to be standing still.ââThe Denver Post
âDean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound.ââRichmond Times-Dispatch
âKoontz is one of the great suspense authors. . . . Thereâs no bestselling author of popular fiction . . . whose sentences offer more musicality. [His] characters are memorable and his unique mix of suspense and humor absorbing. . . . Great kudos to Koontz for creating, within the strictures of popular fiction . . . [a] notable novel of ideas and of moral imperatives.ââPublishers Weekly
âThere are few authors who can match [Koontz] for sheer page-turning power. His plots are compelling and unpredictable, the characters engaging, and the wording as sleek and on-target as a guided missile. Anything can happen.ââToledo Blade