THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLING JANE HAWK SERIES
Meet Jane Hawk—a remarkable new heroine certain to become an icon of suspense. “This gripping thriller grabs readers from the first few pages and sweeps them along to the rousing finale.”—Booklist
“I very much need to be dead.”
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:
THE SILENT CORNER • THE WHISPERING ROOM • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR • THE NIGHT WINDOW
Praise for The Silent Corner
“Gripping . . . The paranoia and mystery increase as the story unfolds. . . . Koontz has created [a] wonderful character in Jane Hawk. . . . Koontz rocks it again.”—Associated Press
“In this era of stingy text-message prose, Mr. Koontz is practically Shakespeare. . . . The Silent Corner brims with both action and emotion.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“The Silent Corneris vintage Dean Koontz: paranoia-fueled suspense . . . sleek and highly realized action, developed characters, and more twists and turns than any two ordinary novels combined. . . . As relevant to current events as it is audacious . . . amongst Dean Koontz’s finest contemporary work.”—Mystery Scene
“A proven specialist in action scenes, Koontz pulls off some doozies here. . . . The book is full of neat touches. . . . And the prose, as always in a Koontz novel, is first-rate. Perhaps Koontz’s leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Boy this is somewhat scary to think this could even happen but in these times you scratch your head and wonder....could it? A great story and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. Great story55
Will hold your attention from start to finish. Highly recommended.55
This book is rich in Koontz’s ever-present triple threat: intense, psychological, slow-burning. The heat rises and rises, and it keeps on delivering until the very last word. I cannot wait to see where Jane is going to turn next, who will be next on her ‘Hamlet List,’ and how those antagonists will manifest and connect to one another. As any Koontz readgular (regular reader) knows, So Cal is his wheelhouse as much as is his triple threat. But....I’m hoping Jane goes cross-country, visiting places known and unknown, big and small, with many different personalities and backgrounds; but with similar views, backgrounds, and connections - just as this book did incredibly well - just across our vast nation. One-underground-nation-under-God like; and, unfortunately, frighteningly realistic in our world’s life cycle at this time. Read it, read it, read it. Prepare to spend all your free time reading it until you finish - it’s THAT addicting. Here’s to Jane - a woman so unknown yet so magnetic you find yourself friends with her without knowing too much about her. Life imitates art! 😉 Thanks, Koontz, for my fall-to-winter reading escape!55
I could not put this book down. I’ve read many titles from Dean Koontz, this series is by fair my favorite. I can only hope to see Jane Hawk on the big screen along with Travis. Every page is more gripping and exciting.55
I have been a Dean Koontz fan since the 90’s. I own almost all of his books, most in paperback. I loved this book from the beginning to the end. A must read! Starting book 2 today!55
Started and finished in one day. Could not put this book down!55
I have read other books about ghosts, vampires, murder, and werewolves. This by far, Is The SCARIEST book I have ever read. I pray to God that no scientist is actually working on these theories!55
Author uses 1000 pages to tell a 250 page story. Worst book ever read15
So well written you just have to keep reading. Well done characters, interesting plot line. I can’t wait to read the next one.55
I’m not a huge Koontz fan, but I had this one recommended to me. It’s not in my wheelhouse for storytelling, but I enjoyed the read, and will certainly check out Book 2 in the series.45