Winter Moon, Paperback book

Winter Moon[Paperback]

by Dean Koontz

3.93 out of 5 (7 ratings)

Headline Publishing Group 
Publication Date:
08 December 1994 
Horror and Ghost Stories 


Eduardo is a lonely retiree living on his isolated Montana ranch. His life is peaceful, until one night he is awakened by a fearful throbbing sound and eerie lights in the woods. More mysterious and disturbing events follow over the next few months. Eduardo begins to fear for his sanity and his life, until the terrible night when someone - or something - knocks on his back door...One lovely spring morning in Los Angeles, cop Jack McGarvey is hammered by submachine-gun fire when a madman goes berserk. He barely survives. Jack longs to move his wife and son to a more peaceful place away from the city, but he feels utterly powerless and without prospects. In their hour of desperation, the McGarvey family receives an unexpected inheritance in the shape of a sprawling ranch in one of the most beautiful, peaceful places in the country: Montana. The family sets out from Los Angeles to begin their new life, unaware that the terror-riddled city will soon seem like a safe haven compared to what lies ahead. WINTER MOON is inspired by the author's short novel, INVASION, published under the pseudonym Aaron Wolfe.

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  • Sooner or later, I'll learn not to pick up a Dean Koontz novel unless I'm committed to read straight through it in my lazy, slow way. This tale of people you would like to get to know could have been stretched out to 600 or 700 pages, and would be by some other writer, but Koontz manages to make you live in the novel's world and see EVERYTHING, especially the dark force monster. I kind of wanted to see the dark force monster win, though, the kid survive, and another book build on that.

    5.00 out of 5


  • much darker Koontz than many of his others, but one of the best. It was spooky suspense, but not horror.

    5.00 out of 5


  • Tone of language: Intense, agitated, focused inwardPlot twists: Gradually one improbable explanation emergesCharacters: They resist sharing their inner feelingsValues: Courage, derived from the urge to protect othersPace: Maddening, drawn-out suspenseBackground Research: HandgunsSexuality: Normal husband and wife familiarityEnding: People can survive trauma, changed but okayOffensive to any group: Animal rights activistsTarget Audience: EveryoneFlaws: Layout of the house is unclear; alien creature is too easily killed

    4.50 out of 5


  • Excellent story. About a cop that gets wounded in L.A. and moves to Montana. Big theme is about how cities have gone to hell.

    4.00 out of 5


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