Published by Bantam Books Mass Market Edition(2017)
Meet Jane Hawk.
Jane lost her husband about six months back to suicide, he left a note saying, “I very much need to be dead.”
How does a successful, happy, loving man leave his family all of sudden like that?
What Jane soon finds out is that many successful people are committing suicide in record numbers and when she puts the clues together, she finds a nefarious plot that will make your bones chill and your mind pray for safety, because…who can be safe?
The Driving Force Behind ‘The Silent Corner’
In my opinion, the ultimate force behind the magic of this book and any of Koontz’s novels are the snazzy, poetically written plots.
Moments are described in such brilliant motion, it makes you reread them:
“…as though some wicked master of a form of origami akin to quantum mechanics spent the night folding the evils of the world into places that had once been less afflicted by them.”(from The Silent Corner, pg. 153, 2017)
We can classify this one as techno thriller, science fiction, dark fiction. However way you coin it, Jane Hawk’s revelation of what the shady side of the government is doing was fast paced and intricate. A complex plot with wicked, snarky smart villains really moves this 500+ page book along.
Then There’s Jane
Jane is a woman who is hurt.
She can’t trust but a small group of people and with her FBI training, kick ass attitude and rage driven by the death of her husband, she is no one to fool around with.
She is, in one word: Resolved.
She is not up for the foolishness. She is not taking prisoners. She is smart and sharp. Sometimes I felt she was too sharp but heck, she is a hero here. She is resolved because she has a five year old son who is now brought into a world of darkness that she even barely understands herself.
A person like Jane Hawk is perfect for this story.
As usual when reading a Koontz novel, I picture it as a movie.
There was a scene where the action was so well thought out, I wanted to turn on Netflix to see if I can catch it. Beautifully written.
Koontz does have The Whispering Room out now, and I definitely have to grab it up because it is the continuation of Jane Hawk and The Silent Corner. If you can, at least **click on the links above within this post to read a sample to see what I mean. It is that good.
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~The Write Web