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review 2017-12-16 17:09
The Whispering Room
The Whispering Room - Dean Koontz
Boy, I am glad to be finished with this novel. I mean this in a good way. I enjoyed this novel much more than I did the first novel in the series and I don’t know whether it was because I was aware of the novel’s events, the narration seemed to flow more smoothly in this novel or that this novel had more action or it was a combination of all three. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this hefty novel and even when I wasn’t reading, my thoughts were nestled inside the book’s pages and I couldn’t wait to pick the novel back up to see what Jane was up to.
 
This story is a continuation of Jane Hawk and her desire to put a stop to the suicides that have been increasing in number which began in The Silent Corner. What I enjoyed about Jane is that she has many faces. She can be the compassionate and charming Jane and then change instantaneously into the strong and fierce Jane depending on the circumstances and the individuals surrounding her. Jane also uses a variety of tactics to get what she needs.
 
A few times, I found it comical watching her as she comes face-to-face with her opposition as they each try to win in the match of wit. She definitely gives it her all and is determined to get what she needs. This story is focused and intense as Jane is on everyone’s radar. They want to take her out and Jane wants to get to D.J. Michael and find out exactly who is working with him. Jane is working under the radar and you would think that that top officials could put a stop to Jane with all their connections but sometimes it doesn’t work that way. It’s a race but who will cross the finish line first? I thought it was scary to read what the two of them were battling against. In reality, they could be living our future. These implants that were being injected and their implications, were just the first of many that could be in the works. When Jane visited the town of Iron Furnace, that moved things into a deeper level as that town creeped me out! I can’t wait to read what happens in the next installment of this series.
 
I received a copy of this novel from Bookish First in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

 

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text 2017-12-14 14:20
Read 219 pages out of 492
The Whispering Room - Dean Koontz

 I'm seeing a meeting of the minds here and this might be what needs to occur, this could be good!

 

I'm enjoying this novel much more than I did The Silent Corner.

 

I went to bed with a sore wrist, dang this novel is a heavyweight to hold! The morning couldn't come fast enough as I couldn't wait to pick it back up this morning as it seems to be moving at an alarming pace.  Go, Jane Go!

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text 2017-12-04 22:33
November 2017 Round up!
The Devoured - Jason Sprenger,Curtis M. Lawson,Curtis M. Lawson
Ash Wednesday - Chet Williamson
Deadbomb Bingo Ray - Jeff Johnson
The Travelling Grave and Other Stories - L.P. Hartley,John Howard Reid
Room - Emma Donoghue
Sweet Aswang - Anthony Hains
Childgrave - Ken Greenhall
The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror - Eric C. Higgs
The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan
The Listener - Robert R. McCammon

I read 12 books during the month of November!

 

Audio books:

 

The Devoured by Curtis Lawson

Room by Emma Donohue

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

 

Total: 4

 

ARCS:

 

Deadbomb Bingo Ray by Jeff Johnson

The Traveling Grave and Other Stories  by L.P. Hartley

Childgrave by Ken Greenhall

The Happy Man: A Tale of Horror by Eric Higgs

The Listener by Robert McCammon

 

Total: 5

 

Reads for Review:

 

Sweet Aswang by Anthony Hains

Red Room Magazine Issue One

 

Total: 2

 

Random Reads:

 

Ash Wednesday by Chet Williamson

 

Total: 1

 

READING CHALLENGES

 

Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge: 

(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)

Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017

 

 

January Count: 1

February Count: 2 

March and April Count: 0

May: 2 (Boo! and The Well)

June & July: 0

August: 1-The Talented Mr. Ripley

September: 1  Carter & Lovecraft

October: 0 (But had LOTS of fun with Halloween Bingo!)

November: 0

Running Count: 7

 

Graphic Novel Challenge:

(Paced Reading Group on GR)

Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017 

 

January count: 5

February count: 2

March count: 5

April count: 5

May count: 3

June count: 4

July count: 4

August count: 5

September: 1

October: 1

November: 0

 

Running Count: 35!

Challenge Met!

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review 2017-11-21 01:16
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
The Whispering Room - Dean Koontz

This second Jane Hawk novel continues our heroine's search for people behind the nanotechnology that has turned her world upside down. As it is a continuing story, and picks up where the first book left off, The Whispering Room is more action driven than the beginning of Jane Hawk's story. With that in mind, I highly recommend reading The Silent Corner first to get the full story of how Jane got to this point. 
The ideas of creating a Utopian world and mind control aren't new, but Koontz takes that to a whole new level in this techno-thriller. As Jane's journey progresses, and the action intensifies, the creep factor builds to the point of spine-tingling chills. With whiplash inducing twists and turns an utterly terrifying plot unfolds, making for some jaw-dropping revelations and a story that this reader couldn't put down. 
It's always refreshing to find a strong female lead, and Jane embodies everything that we think of in a heroine. She is determined, talented, and fierce in the face of a massive conspiracy, but at the same time, her love of family and desire to help those in need shines through. 
Once again, Dean Koontz reminds us that the scariest things aren't always those that go bump in the night - sometimes they come from the very people who are supposed to keep us safe. After turning the last page, I'll be anxiously awaiting the next page-turner in Jane Hawk's story.

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review 2017-11-20 08:00
The Darkest Room
The Darkest Room - Johan Theorin

Joakim and Katrine decide to move to a manor near the shore of Öland. There have been a number of strange deaths ever since the house was build using salvage wood from a wrecked ship.

I don't really know what to think of this story. I liked his first book better, I guess. I'm not really into ghost stories and I think I expected it to be slightly different. The writing style was nice and it was nice to read but nothing special. I still want to read his new book, because his first book was very good and maybe this story just wasn't my cup of tea.

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