Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people…
Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
Books are his refuge and his escape: he embraces the riches they have to offer. By night he leaves his hidden chambers and, through a network of storm drains and service tunnels, makes his way into the central library.
And that is where he meets Gwyneth, who, like Addison, also hides her true appearance and struggles to trust anyone.
But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance – and nothing less than destiny – has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
Praise for Dean Koontz:
‘Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler’ The Times
‘A terrific pursuit story … clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting’ Guardian
‘There’s surprise after surprise, including a killer finale … a read-in-one-go novel’ Independent on Sunday
‘Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying’ The New York Times
About the author
Dean Koontz is the author of more than a dozen New York Times No. 1 bestsellers. His books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, a figure that increases by more than 17 million copies per year, and his work is published in 38 languages.
He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in southern California.
Narrator Andrews brings to life a dynamic cast of characters in the audio edition of bestselling author Koontz's mystical thriller. Koontz is a master at creating protagonists who are unique in the extreme. Here he presents two Addison Goodheart, who hides in hoods and shadows because his otherworldly visage turns even gentle pacifists homicidal, and a Goth-garbed teenager named Gwyneth, who cannot allow herself to be touched. Andrews provides Addison, the novel's narrator, with a youthful voice that's full of wonder, tempered with shy self-consciousness when in the company of Gwyneth. Gwyneth's voice sounds just as young, but there's also determination and an uneasy, suspicious edge. As for the other characters, Andrews serves them equally well. Addison's mother, who banishes him from their secluded home, speaks with harsh self-loathing. The former marine turned priest who becomes Addison's benefactor has a similar attitude, but his voice is deeper and stronger. And, for Gwyneth's horrific pursuer, Telford, Andrews eschews the more obvious villainous rasp or hiss for the supercilious, ironic attitude of a man convinced he has the upper hand. A Bantam hardcover.
Amazing , a book the truly touches the heart
Melancholy yet heart warming story of love , chance , tragedy and joy
Had me on the edge of my seat kept me guessing right till the end a brilliant story classic Dean.
The best read for a long time Dean back to his best.