#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This ebook edition contains a special preview of Dean Koontz’s The Silent Corner.
Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed “homicidal adventurer,” Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.
Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first her sole aim is to get out alive—until, by chance, she learns the identity of Vess’s next intended victim, a faraway innocent only she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
This thriller about a homicidal maniac and the woman who stands up to him spent 13 weeks on PW's bestseller list.
Classic cat and mouse
I seldom write reviews. Most pop fiction is so formulaic that if you’ve read a couple of dozen paperbacks, you’ve read them all. In my opinion Dean Koontz writes too many books, as do all the brand name fiction writers.
But each author has a title or two that really stands out. For some reason, they really really stand out, head and shoulders above the rest. I think it’s because an inspired story and workable plot is harder to come by than good writing skills. For Koontz, many readers agree that Watchers is his best, Intensity his most taught. Koontz makes Intensity an exercise in the use of simple utility wording, a simple plot, with very little dialog, and does so without reading like an action novel, as the characters move about in a classic game of cat and mouse.
All the book critic cliches abound here: I couldn’t put this book down, lost sleep, put off responsibilities, and I was sorry when there was nothing left to read.
Best Book I've Ever Read
This is my favorite book of all time. You are glued to it the whole time an don't want to put t down. It goes by quick, is suspenseful, and full of twists. An excellent book!
Titled was right on!!!
One of my favorite books. First read it in hard cover than bought it again in ebook. This book I couldn’t put down!!! High intensive cat and mouse chase. My heart was beating fast in so many parts while the female protagonist fought to stay alive. Wow!!!! Worth the purchase.