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Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours.

“The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different.

A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works.

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 9
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

MacNCats ,

I cried, twice.

Once, watching the movie that is the closest I have ever seen a movie stick to the substance & emotion of a book, & the 2nd after reading the book having already seen the movie first. Still, I cried. I wish all his books were this good. Not everyone bats 1000. I sure as heck wish all other authors who *think* their work surpasses Koontz would take notes from this effort—if so, maybe a portion of their books could hope to be as good & pure of emotion in writing as this. Books don’t have to be full of gratuitous sex or mindless bloodletting to tell a story of mystery & terror, & also tell that story with such love & purpose as Odd Thomas.

rudeguitarist ,

Akin to a low budget horror movie

I have been a fan of Koontx for decades. Love "The Watchers," and have been devoruing his books....however, I felt compelled to write this is the silliest book he has written. Ghost of Elvis following him around? Elvis walking on water? It is just too much, akin to "Beetlejuice," or a low budget horror movie - a bad one. Tried hard to keep reading, becuase I was hoodwinked into buying the three books (oh joy) for $39. I wish I had never bought any of them...time to go back to Stephen King.

Lynnette - Sallie ,

Odd Thomas, Almost Rare, not Odd

You don’t know what to expect when you start a Dean Koontz novel and “Odd Thomas” is no exception! Starting slowly but building to a charged and unexpected middle and ending, the book tightly holds your attention. It surprises you repeatedly and leaves you wanting to read more about this ‘fry cook.’

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