THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING 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 Corner is 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)
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you like Jason Bourne, you’ll love Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk—a dogged, charismatic, and resourceful FBI agent. The recent suicide of Hawk’s husband doesn’t make sense, and she can’t just let it go. But as Jane follows a trail of similarly inexplicable suicides, she puts herself at the center of a dangerous mission that makes her a target. Koontz’s pacing is perfect; he uses themes of trust, surveillance technology, and paranoia to build tension to an almost unbearable level. The palpable mix of fear and grief driving his protagonist left us unable to put The Silent Corner down.
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Great summer read!
Engaging read that effectively maintains your interest
I liked the book. It kept my interest throughout to the point where I wanted to know the outcome. I just wish it was more “gritty” and that the characters (particularly the protagonist) had more nance and depth. I also recognize (and reluctantly, if not resignedly, accept), however, there will be a degree of “Disney-fication” in order for a book to be palatable to a broader (read, New York Times Bestseller) audience. Good vacation, or beach, read.