The Silent Corner

The Silent Corner

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2017
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"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 void that remains stands his widow, Jane Hawk, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside her demand: Find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for him--or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Though people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and seemingly happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers, no one else is willing to give up everything just to seek, to find, to know. No one except her. But ahead lies only risk. Because those arrayed against her are legion, and dangerously devoted to protecting something profoundly important--or terrifying--enough to exterminate any and all in their way. Too many have already died, and those responsible will learn that all their malevolent power 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780345545992
Branch Call Number: FIC Koont
Characteristics: 452 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 29, 2018

It was a four star novel until the end. There is no end. Will I read the next one? Probably not.

Aug 11, 2018

Reads like another of the same to come. I'm willing to give The Whispering Room a try, but I'm just expecting more of the same. I do like the basic concept of the nanomachines and going after the bad guys, but it promises to get to the point of yada yada yada.

Jul 22, 2018

I was excited to read this book and thought the premise was interesting. But the plot and storyline don't evolve well. Jane, now a rogue FBI agent is on a crusade to avenge her husband, Nick's death. Do I feel empathetic towards her or her mission? No. A lot is said about how attractive Jane is and I thought that was annoying. However, nothing is said about her personality and what sort of a person she really is. You don't get a feel of a real person. She comes off as an empty shell. Do I know what her and Nick were like together, as a couple, as lovers? No. Just that Nick is dead and she must bring his killers to justice.
Meh, I don't feel sympathetic towards her cause or struggle for justice.
I feel like the story is choppy, the whole book is about Jane basically chasing the bad guys and then evading them. Yawn. It was boring.

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.

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.

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!

Dec 29, 2017

really great, lots of excitement, can't wait for the next one.

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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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 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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