The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz Paperback Book

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Author: Dean Koontz

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Random House Audio Assets

Published: Nov 2007

Genre: Fiction - General

Retail Price: $44.95

Discs: 10

Synopsis

With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he's been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear'and of enduring devotion.

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not alone.

Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save. But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax,The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Debra on 2011-01-17 05:34:22

Ok, not the best

BookLender review by Sonja on 2008-08-15 20:06:33

This book gripped us from the onset. It is written with so much sensitivity. The narration is excellent.We loved it!

BookLender review by Alexander on 2008-07-07 10:02:34

The woman who narrated this is practically whispering, well not whispering, but the whole time it sounds like she is speaking in a lowered voice so that she won't wake up sleeping people in an adjacent room. It sets for a very annoying tone. This combined with her 20 something sorority girl inflections and the agonizing beginning of this book made this unlistenable. I love Dean Koontz and have listened to numerous Koontz books, but I couldn't suffer to start disk 2. The story doesn't take off, the characters are all annoying, and Koontz just doesn't get to the point.