Book cover - The Silent Corner - Author Dean Koontz

The Silent Corner

Author Dean Koontz

  • Release Date: 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our score: 4
From 1,361 Ratings

The Silent Corner Summary

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.

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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)

The Silent Corner Review

  • Riveting

    By Matt_OOTW
    Will hold your attention from start to finish. Highly recommended.
  • I COULD NOT put it down!

    By Bearzfn
    This book is rich in Koontz’s ever-present triple threat: intense, psychological, slow-burning. The heat rises and rises, and it keeps on delivering until the very last word. I cannot wait to see where Jane is going to turn next, who will be next on her ‘Hamlet List,’ and how those antagonists will manifest and connect to one another. As any Koontz readgular (regular reader) knows, So Cal is his wheelhouse as much as is his triple threat. But....I’m hoping Jane goes cross-country, visiting places known and unknown, big and small, with many different personalities and backgrounds; but with similar views, backgrounds, and connections - just as this book did incredibly well - just across our vast nation. One-underground-nation-under-God like; and, unfortunately, frighteningly realistic in our world’s life cycle at this time. Read it, read it, read it. Prepare to spend all your free time reading it until you finish - it’s THAT addicting. Here’s to Jane - a woman so unknown yet so magnetic you find yourself friends with her without knowing too much about her. Life imitates art! 😉 Thanks, Koontz, for my fall-to-winter reading escape!
  • Well Done!! Once again Dean Koontz has done it.

    By nhjjmom
    I could not put this book down. I’ve read many titles from Dean Koontz, this series is by fair my favorite. I can only hope to see Jane Hawk on the big screen along with Travis. Every page is more gripping and exciting.

    By Francy Glass
    I have been a Dean Koontz fan since the 90’s. I own almost all of his books, most in paperback. I loved this book from the beginning to the end. A must read! Starting book 2 today!
  • Suspense from beginning to end

    By melonyc
    Started and finished in one day. Could not put this book down!
  • The Silent Corner

    By Maddie Matsu
    I have read other books about ghosts, vampires, murder, and werewolves. This by far, Is The SCARIEST book I have ever read. I pray to God that no scientist is actually working on these theories!
  • Absolute rubbish

    By Matt1859
    Author uses 1000 pages to tell a 250 page story. Worst book ever read
  • Another excellent book by Dean Koontz

    By par4cource
    So well written you just have to keep reading. Well done characters, interesting plot line. I can’t wait to read the next one.
  • Solid Read

    By Veldehar
    I’m not a huge Koontz fan, but I had this one recommended to me. It’s not in my wheelhouse for storytelling, but I enjoyed the read, and will certainly check out Book 2 in the series.
  • Strong beginning

    By Nothanks33
    Extremely well done detail. Very believable story, that keeps the reader engrosses and anxious. The ending seems a bit sudden, but that adds to the strength of the story. Will be reading the series one right after the other.