The Silent Corner
A NoveleBook - 2017
"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.
Jane Hawk's story continues in The Whispering Room .
Praise for The Silent Corner
"Gripping . . . The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. . . . Koontz has created such a wonderful character in Jane Hawk that . . . readers will clamor for more tales involving Hawk and her quest for justice. Koontz rocks it again." --Associated Press
"The latest page-turner by Dean Koontz introduces readers to Jane Hawk . . . an inspired choice for a protagonist, by far the strongest part of a reliably entertaining book by the perennial bestselling author. . . . Action, zippy dialogue and a winning character at the center of the book, part of a new series by Koontz." -- Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"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
"Vintage Dean Koontz: paranoia-fueled suspense . . . sleek and highly realized action, developed characters, and more twists and turns than any two ordinary novels combined. . . . 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)
"This gripping thriller grabs readers from the first few pages and sweeps them along to the rousing finale." -- Booklist
"Fantastically written (as always by Mr. Koontz) . . . You are riveted on page one. . . . The man who gave us unbelievable characters in the past has now given us a brand new one that will, hands-down, become another fan favorite. 5 stars!" -- Suspense Magazine
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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.
...she turns on him a blue-eyed stare as bright with the memory of suffering as with the fire of vengeance.
She had long thought of herself as a rock. But rocks, too, could fracture. Under enough pressure, even granite crumbled, decomposed.
Even in the darkest darkness, hope was a lifeline, though sometimes as thin as a thread.
...in 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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