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Publisher's Summary

"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.

©2017 Dean Koontz (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

Critic Reviews

"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler." ( The Times)
"Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying." ( The New York Times)

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  • Joshua
  • 17-11-20

Not an other series without end!

I thought this was going to be a self contained story. It continues unfortunately. I was hoping for a series of police procedurals where each book covers a particular case.
The story is ok not Koontz's best. A lot of cliche. The narrator was good. If there is only one more book to finish this story line I'll listen otherwise I'll leave well enough alone.

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  • Kim
  • 19-05-19

Boring

Long winded and weak plot. Very disappointing
Would not recommend this audio book at all

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  • Robin
  • 10-05-19

Anti-climactic ending, repetitive throughout

without spoilers, the ending of the book hinges on a coincidence that weakens the story, and seems to serve only as a mouthpiece for some out of place political posturing.

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  • ruth branfield
  • 10-05-19

5 book long series

Start this only if you are ready for a 5 book marathon. None of the books has any conclusion so if you are like me, you have to get all 5 in order to find out what happens. I love Dean Koontz and have just started book 4. This series could have been a book or 2 shorter, but I am enjoying it so far. You could probably skip a few books in the middle and still be able to follow the story. The narration is excellent!

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  • Paresh
  • 04-06-18

Great start with a mediocre finish

Quite an anti climax for such and intriguing start. Hoped for a stronger finish and slightly more resistance from the bad guys. I seemed all so easy at the end

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  • barbara
  • 22-05-18

Silent Corner

Not his normal writing style, but a good story. looking forward to reading the next book, liked the character. Naration was good .

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  • Tracy Rewiri
  • 19-05-18

Wowed once more

I have always loved Dean Koontz writing, edgy, thrilling and sometimes with that 'kapow' moral edge. This one was another wow and like some of the other audible books I have of his I keep returning and listening to them again!

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  • Jo
  • 02-05-18

Finally fantastic!

Having been a massive Koontz fan for years, I had been so disappointed with his last few novels that I had practically given up on him.
As this book had good reviews I decided to give it a go and I’m so glad I did! The book is fast paced with good characters and an almost (well, you never know) believable plot!
The narrator is ok but it did go to check my phone a few times because of the ridiculous long pauses between chapters but the story makes up for that!
Definitely worth it!!!!

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  • Andy F
  • 25-10-20

Interesting but not gripping

An enjoyable story but not gripping in the way that many Dean Koontz books have been. The plot needed more depth, twists and turns. Left me feeling a little disappointed.

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  • Bacardi Girl
  • 08-09-20

Not a Great Recording!

The recording of this audio book is quite poor, with noise distortion, which took me quite a while to ignore. It continued throughout the book, with some bits being loud, some bits quiet and a constant, irritating background sound all the time the narrator talks.

I also couldn’t get over the silly voices when the narrator changed it for characters. I’ve listened to many audio books and this one was not the best. The story overall was good, if you can ignore the bad recording and cringe-worthy voices!

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  • Mellonclan
  • 28-05-20

really enjoyed this book until it ended.

was enjoying the book and then to.my surprise.it ended. dont.want to.spoil.it for others but its.not the kind of ending I like. even looked.to see if there was a sequel. usually like.dean.koontz but this.left.me.disappointed.

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  • DandaredUK
  • 21-05-20

Disappointed in the quality of the story

Really disappointed in the flow of the story and how she made the discoveries along the way. Needed too big a leaps of faith as the story unravelled. Might give book 2 a chance but if that's the same I won't be reading the series

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  • Sir Quej
  • 22-02-18

Another good book from Dean

Not my favourite genre of Dean's if I'm honest but he still puts out a good read (or listen in this case)...I prefer him doing the supernatural (Odd Thomas is the best series ever), but I am still looking forward to seeing Jane Hawk develop...

The Silent Corner is a good solid introduction to Jane that should make most readers look forward to the next installment...

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  • AJ
  • 18-10-18

The Silent Corner

I am very disappointed. Parts of the story are fine and even moved me. However, most of the narrative seems to be filler - just a way to link incident to incident. I had been hoping to find a new author to enjoy. Sigh.

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  • siany
  • 03-07-19

..chef jfv j. c the same thing happened

any other than being able to not only have to come back to 7AM and

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  • Shed End Girl
  • 17-08-17

Not Koontz finest work

I struggled to finish this.....and it had a most unsatisfactory ending. Main character was 2 dimensional and no woman/mother would have reacted the way she did. It is hard to explain without spoilers so I won't elaborate. If the “left in mid air“ ending to the book is to leave it open for a second book I won't bother to read it....but my opinion is the sloppy ending is due to this story going nowhere! I recommend you read any other Dean Koontz book than this one. The narrator did a good job.

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  • TheScientist
  • 16-03-18

Why did I stray from paperbacks?!?!

Great story from Mr Koontz virtually ruined by the clipped narration, for example I was 3 chapters in before I realised the main characters name was “Jane” and not “Ane”! This clipped narration continues throughout the story. Couple this with odd pronunciation and you find yourself at times going backwards to try and understand what was said, for example the fire arm pronunciation “Heckler & Koch” is pronounced “Heckler and Coke”! Of course I realise this is probably my personal preference but I have never heard it pronounced as such anywhere else! But if this wasn’t bad enough the chapter numbers were at odds with the narration making tracking your place a nightmare. WIFI warnings were aplenty despite the icon always being visible. I could go on but it’s fair to say it’s further technical and recording problems were noticeable throughout! I’m trying to download one more book to give it one last chance and if it’s not 3 or more stars I’m going back to paperbacks.......sadly!!!

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  • HR
  • 18-10-17

Terrible Narrative

Nothing personal towards the Narrator however I have to say, the narration ruined the story. Her voice was so monotone that I could only bear to listen at 1.5x the speed.
I have just finished listening to the Outlander series who’s narrator is excellent so perhaps that made the listening of this narrative that much worse but from now on I will remember to listen BEFORE I buy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-18

Great story!!

Ok, I originally gave this book a bit of a poor review because it ended so abruptly I was left wanting more... But then I found out it was just the first in a series of books, so I was absolutely thrilled and I take it all back!! I've now listened to all four books in the series and the story is just brilliant, she is a great character and even all the extras along the way are brilliant characters. The twists and turns this story takes often left me slapping my hand over my mouth and gasping! Can't imagine what anyone in the car next to me might have thought... :) Highly recommend this series to everyone, I listened every chance I got, I just couldn't put it down.

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  • Loretta.
  • 05-05-21

The silent corner Dean koontz

I wish I had realized earlier how many book was in the Jane hawk series ...so I could have read them in sequence Thank you Dean for awesome books and Elizebwth Roger's for reading them to me

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  • "davidpoppyfield"
  • 24-01-21

Entertaining

Interesting story, and I like that it has a female protagonist.
The audio quality of this recording isn’t great. Whenever the narrator speaks there is a noise in the background (tape hiss?).
The narrator is adequate except when she does make voices. All her male characters (and one female!) speak with a gravelly voice that makes it hard to distinguish them from each other, and it becomes annoying quickly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-20

Listening Torture

It was extremely difficult to listen as Elisabeth went loud and then soft. She dragged the words slowly and then sped through the next few words in the sentence. Trying to be dramatic but so difficult to listen to.
I stopped and gave up listening so not sure about the story quality.