Relentless, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


A must-read thriller from Dean Koontz - the worldwide bestseller of over 400 million copies.

RELENTLESS is a pulse-pounding, page-turning race to the finish.

It looked like just a bad review. But perhaps it was a death threat... Being a writer is a dangerous business. When Cubby Greenwich receives a scathing review for his latest bestseller by the feared and therefore revered critic Shearman Waxx, he is determined to take no notice of it. But Fate carries him right into Waxx's path.

What began as an innocent and unexpected encounter is about to trigger an inferno of violence.

For Shearman Waxx is not merely a ferocious literary enemy, but a ruthless sociopath, and now he is intent on destroying Cubby and everything he holds dear: his home, his wife, his young son, and every hope he had in the world. The terror has only just begun, and it will be relentless...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780007342624

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When novelist Cubby Greenwich receives a punishing review from one of the nation’s top literary critics, he tries his best to put it behind him. But critic Shearman Waxx has other ideas and soon starts terrorising the writer’s family, blowing up his home, and sending him on the run in fear for his life. Relentless is a book that lures you in with a plausible opening and likeable hero, then throws all credibility out the window with a series of escalating threats, a preposterous conspiracy and a villain who’s both unstoppable and untouchable. It breaks all kinds of narrative and genre rules – not least in the way it introduces elements of deus ex machina sci-fi in the final chapters that stretch our suspension of disbelief past breaking point.And yet… I can’t help but admire Koontz’s continued skill at crafting breakneck-pace page turners, and his way with humour – you can almost see him winking at the reader as he piles plot twist on top of plot twist and writes his characters into one impossible scenario after another. Jack Bauer would approve. As with many of this author’s books, I wouldn’t be brave enough to recommend it for fear of ridicule… but I can’t deny I had fun.

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This was a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end, with no end to the thrills. Definitely worth reading.

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Ah What a quick and not so good end again. I used to love his books and sometimes I still do but most of his newer books are not as good as they used to be. He is so desperately trying to be funny all the time. You also know everyone is going to be safe, the so called good people, and the grand finale was a little flutter.<br/>Even though all of the above it is a quick read but after the last page I could not help but feel disappointment again. <br/><br/><br/><br/>Read another book in between so that is why it took me so long.

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