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What the Night Knows - Dean Koontz
What the Night Knows
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In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old... show more
In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, recreating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Here is ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the Night Knows in power, in chilling suspense, and in sheer mesmerizing storytelling.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553807721 (0553807722)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 442
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Top Five of Worst Koontz Works
I was going to just say this is terrible and stay away, but didn't want to be lazy. Honestly this book was a waste of time. At around the 50 percent mark I started to skim in self defense. At the 75 percent mark I was actively hoping the family in this book would die since that at least would rise...
DoodlePanda reads stuff
DoodlePanda reads stuff rated it
3.0 What the Night Knows
It has been a while since I read any Dean Koontz. But this will not be listed as one of my favourites of his. It's... ok. The first half I found to be dragging out a bit. In the last 1/4 of the book the pace picked up quite a bit, but not enough to save the book in my opinion. What made it better th...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
2.0 Koontz on Autopilot
I'm just becoming familiar with the work of Koontz, having read two of his many novels, and here I've happened on something in the dregs. Very derivative, much like the film Fallen, if you've seen that one. The problem lies deeper here, though; there is a stilted distance to the narration, with sent...
JackieLoz
JackieLoz rated it
4.0 What the Night Knows
Great book. Kept me on the edge of my seat.
I Love Books
I Love Books rated it
1.0 What the Night Knows
This book alternates from tedious prose to disturbing and graphic violence. Also, the author’s blatant proselytization of his ideological and religious beliefs became tiring very quickly. No more Dean Koontz for me.
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