The silent corner : a novel of suspense / Dean Koontz.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Bantam Books, Edition: First editionDescription: 452 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780345545992 :Subject(s): Suicide -- Investigation -- Fiction | Conspiracies -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3561.O55 | S55 2017Other classification: FIC030000 | FIC009010 | FIC025000 Summary: ""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 void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.
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Kirkus Reviews, April 01, 2017
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Library Journal Prepub Alert, December 12, 2016
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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 for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews provided by Syndetics
Library Journal ReviewMeet Jane Hawk. Jane is an FBI agent, but Jane isn't Jane anymore. Jane has gone off the radar. On leave and assuming she's suspended as unknown entities attempt to track her whereabouts, she's simultaneously researching and hunting for those responsible for her husband's death-a presumed suicide. Jane is certain that her husband, a decorated marine colonel, would never take his own life. Her probe shows alarming upticks in inexplicable suicides with bizarre coincidences, and as she gets closer to the truth, those coincidences spin into ever-expanding entanglements, isolating Jane even further from the few people she can trust. Solving this mystery becomes her singular purpose, but at what cost? Staying alive, undetected and ahead of the people bent on widespread destruction, keeps Jane on her toes. Verdict This new (series!) heroine from Koontz is bound to be an immediate hit. While there are no supernatural elements here, Jane Hawk is fighting a gripping terror realistic enough to keep readers up at night and talking about the book long after putting it down. [See Prepub Alert, 12/12/16; library marketing.]-Julie Kane, Washington & Lee Lib., Lexington, VA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsDean Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under his own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street, Innocence, The City, Saint Odd, and The Silent Corner.
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