The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2017
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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.

Jane Hawk's story continues in The Whispering Room .

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)
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780345545992
0345545990
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 25 cm

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Betz50
May 12, 2018

If you read this book, you should know that you will have to read the next book or maybe more of his books. This book does not come to an end.

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ApollosRaven
Mar 01, 2018

Great concept, but while large parts of this book kept me happily turning the pages, I was surprised and disappointed at the (lengthy) pauses for lectures and the poorly handled ending. Didn't seem up to Koontz's usual standards to me.

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swheeler89
Jan 31, 2018

Interesting read, however for me it came two months after reading The Chemist. Very similar stories. Both engaging, both well written. Haven't decided if I'll read the next one.

ArapahoeSummer Jan 18, 2018

The first book in the Jane Hawk series is a conspiracy theory thrill ride. I couldn't put it down!

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dutcheja
Sep 26, 2017

Fast paced, chilling thriller, edge of your seat read. Crappy ending.

JohnK_KCMO Sep 16, 2017

The story in Koontz's latest is excellent: the conflict is massive and terrifying in its implications, the characters are believable and compelling, the action is satisfying and well-paced. But his writing style nowadays is notably different than his classic works: wordier, more ostentatious. It might not be to taste for fans of his older books.

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dmd1949
Sep 05, 2017

I wasn't aware that this was a serial and that there would not be an end to the storyline. I don't mind books that continue a character's adventures book to book but ending without any conclusion the the current story. Ugh.

ArapahoeChristine Aug 28, 2017

Dean Koontz introduces us to Jane Hawk, a tough a nails, don't mess with my boy, FBI agent! The Silent Corner is a page-turner and I am anxiously awaiting The Whispering Room!

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h19835195
Aug 21, 2017

How disappointing ! Although the premise of this book is intriguing and frightening; like all of Koontz's best works there is always that underlying feeling of "that could never happen ... or could it ?" , and Jane Hawk is a likeable character, this book felt to me like a female Jack Reacher. I will probably read the next book in the series, because I generally love Koontz's writing, but I certainly won't be desperately waiting for it to be published. I wish he would go back to his "old" style.

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RobertC65
Aug 20, 2017

This is an amazing book with an intriguing plot and an interesting new character, Jane Hawk. Dean Koontz certainly knows how to build suspense and visually share the adventures of Jane right into his next book-I patiently await greatness! I loved the Odd Thomas series and Ashley Bell-this book equals all the others.

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ArapahoeChristine Jul 15, 2017

Children were the world as it was meant to be, and they were the light within the world. But for every light, there seemed to be someone bent on extinguishing it.

ArapahoeChristine Jul 14, 2017

...she turns on him a blue-eyed stare as bright with the memory of suffering as with the fire of vengeance.

ArapahoeChristine Jul 03, 2017

She had long thought of herself as a rock. But rocks, too, could fracture. Under enough pressure, even granite crumbled, decomposed.

ArapahoeChristine Jul 01, 2017

Even in the darkest darkness, hope was a lifeline, though sometimes as thin as a thread.

ArapahoeChristine Jul 01, 2017

...in this dangerous time when shadows cast shadows of their own, when darkness often passed for light, the just and the unjust wore the same face.

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