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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780345545992
0345545990
Branch Call Number: Fiction Koo
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 25 cm

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h19835195
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.

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RobertC65
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!

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TonyBussiere
Aug 03, 2017

Ok but painfully slow

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PaulaSuzanneLee
Jul 27, 2017

Can't wait for the sequel! LOVE Jane Hawke!

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hipchick07
Jul 27, 2017

I read over 200 pages and gave it up. This is not the way Koontz used to write. I wish he would get old school on us and write like he did when he first started writing.

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Dreamstime
Jul 27, 2017

Jane Hawk is like a Jack Reacher junior. She relentlessly pursues the underlying reasons for the odd increase in suicides. With my reading style the short chapters are great. Looking forward to what appears the be the first in a series featuring Jane Hawk.

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Reads_A_Lot
Jul 27, 2017

Nothing glaringly wrong with this book, but for some reason I could only read it in small doses. It wasn't pulling me in and making me want to come back to it. Took a lot longer to read than what is usual for me. I liked the Jane character, and liked her even better once she teamed up with Dougal. But due to what a long, slow read this was for me I doubt that I will continue with this series.

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StarGladiator
Jun 26, 2017

Hot damn! Koontz is back in form. This is the very same author who gave us Watchers, Strangers and Twilight Eyes - - not that other one who went all Valley Girl on his fans with his previous two books.
[Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with Valley Girls, just that I don't read them.]

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j3ent
Jun 22, 2017

I'm unable to download & read your books on my iPad for some reason so joining the library was a waste of my time

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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

...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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