What The Night Knows
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 23 June 2011
- Thriller and Suspense
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Dean Koontz really knows how to tell a story that grabs the reader and does not let go until the book ends. He is a master of pace, suspense and action that is visual to the point that chills the reader to the bone. This is a book that is nearly impossible to put down and in my opinion one of the best he has ever written.
20 years ago a 14 year old John Calvino killed Alton Blackwood, the man who murdered his whole family. Now John is a homicide detective, married with 3 children and it appears that Blackwood has come back to extract some revenge. Can John stop him a second time. It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a Koontz book as much as I have this book. It had just enough of the creep factor that I kept looking over my shoulder and avoiding mirrors. This is a must read. I know some reviewers said they had trouble starting but I had no problem from start to finish.
I have been a Dean Koontz fan ever since I read his book "Strangers" many years ago. That book to me, was the best story the author ever wrote... until now. "What the Night Knows" is a page-turner, and a ghost story like no other, and written as only Dean Koontz knows how. The terrifying conclusion is a satisfying end to a well written book; a must read for the Koontz fan, and quite possibly, Koontz's best to date.
Wow. Awesome. It's about time.I started reading Koontz when I was in high school, I loved the flow of the words, the opening up of new worlds, the oddities he'd write of and the way the plot fell around you.I buy Koontz as soon as I see him on the shelves and race home to read. Lately, I have been very disappointed in his novels. The last few books have left me wanting. "What the Night Knows" goes back to the writing I love. The story falls from the pages, keeping you engrossed, engaged and contemplating were Koontz will take you. You become involved with the parents, you fall in love with the children. This is the book I've been waiting years to read. This book is original Koontz, back to the good stuff. At 14, John Calvino killed the man that killed his family and three other families. 20 years later, another family is murdered in the same way as the killing spree started all those years ago. John is convinced that his wife and children are targets on the killers list. John must find a way to stop the killer before the slayer kills his new family.
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