The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1) by Dean Koontz

The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1)

Meet Jane Hawk—a remarkable new heroine certain to become an icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.“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 tal...

Details The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1)

TitleThe Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1)
Release DateJun 20th, 2017
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Horror

Reviews The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk, #1)

  • Julie
    The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz is a 2017 Bantam publication. This is the best Koontz novel I have read in a very long time. After Jane’s decorated husband commits suicide, she detects a noticeable uptick in suicides, prompting her to do a little research into the matter. The FBI agent quickly realizes her findings have made someone very nervous, which prompts her to relocate her son to a safe place, while she goes in search of answers. The ho...
  • Matthew
    Thanks to Bantam Books/Random house for this ARC. Also thanks to Dustin Crazy little brown owl - moderator of Koontzland - the definitive Koontz Goodreads group - for hosting the giveaway where I won this book.Right away in the intro to the ARC, Koontz says this is not like his normal writing. I have not read all of his books yet, but of what I have read, this it a very true statement. This is not horror. This is not supernatural. There are no od...
  • Paromjit
    This thrilling new series from Dean Koontz gets off to a flying start. Things are going well for Jane Hawks when out of the blue her husband commits suicide. A reeling and griefstricken Jane is on leave from the FBI when she decides she is going to look into this, taking the precaution of hiding her five year old son away. She becomes aware that there are other talented people who have similarly committed suicide. As she tried to get to the botto...
  • Maureen Carden
    My five stars showed I really liked this new book by Dean Koontz. Which is a relief as I have been all over the place in recent years with my opinions of his books. The first book I ever read of his, Strangers is on my all-time top ten list. Others I had a hard time finishing.Jane Hawk is on leave from the FBI, her husband Nick has committed suicide. Nick, along with many others that Jane finds out about all seem to fit the category of "least lik...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!Original review can be found at Booknest.2.5/5 starsBeing disappointed by one of your favorite authors is a hard pill to swallow. Watching that author fall further and further down your list of favorites while you stand helplessly by is no picnic, either. Once upon a time, Dean Koontz was one of my very favorite authors. When I was in high school I somehow came to hold the fervent belief that one couldn’t be a fan of both...
  • Debra
    I very much need to be dead.The Silent Corner is a new series from Dean Koontz which introduces a strong female lead character, FBI agent, Jane Hawk. Jane goes on leave after her husband's suicide - a suicide that occurred after a string of migraine headaches. While grieving her husband's death, Jane realizes that suicide rates have gone up and that very accomplished seemingly happy people are committing suicide in alarmingly high numbers. As Jan...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    Release Date: 06.06.17It is nighttime as I write this. In fact, it is time for me to sleep, but I cannot; not until I get out my thoughts on Dean Koontz's latest thrill ride, The Silent Corner. I just finished reading, and my pulse is still pounding.Jane Hawk is a woman on the run. She's mourning her husband's suicide and running from her past; she's running toward answers. An FBI agent on leave, Jane is a resourceful, intelligent protagonist who...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    This book would make a fantastic movie! Maybe already in the works? If not, well it should be! Jane was convinced she had the perfect life. A great job with the FBI, a husband rising fast through the ranks of the Marines, and a beautiful son. Then the bottom falls out. While entertaining the entire family and preparing for dinner together, Jane gets the shock of her life… her husband just killed himself. She digs to find the unfathomable reason...
  • Holly B
    Jane Hawk is like a female Jason Bourne! She is on leave from the FBI and off the grid to investigate her husbands suspicious death. Nick has committed suicide, but he had everything to live for and Jane is determined to use her experience and talents to uncover the truth concerning his death. She soon discovers a pattern of other suicides that appear as suspicious as Nicks. She runs, she hides, she investigates, she uncovers evidence. She is alw...
  • Karen
    I received this ARC from in exchange for a review. FBI Agent Jane Hawks is sure someone is killing people and making it look like suicide, including her husband. Now she must find and prove the truth before they find her.I didn't like this book too much and was mostly bored with the story. Jane is a strong heroine but I didn't fall in love or sympathize with her character. There were obscure references (like one to Hester Prynne) th...
  • Phrynne
    The latest from Dean Koontz and the start of a new series featuring Jane Hawk, an FBI agent. I like Koontz best for his supernatural stories but this mystery / thriller was good too.Jane Hawk is an excellent new character for a series. She is smart, more than capable (of anything as it turns out) and very determined. In this book she is in a position where she is on the run and unable to trust anyone even her fellow FBI agents. The reader is very...
  • Liz
    2.5 stars, rounded up to three mainly for the crazy paced actionI have never been a big Dean Koontz fan. I loved The Darkest Evening of the Year but started an Odd Thomas book and never finished it. But I decided to give this new series of his a shot. It's a conspiracy story. An FBI agent, on leave from her job after her husband’s suicide, tries to find a reason for an increasing number of suicides taking place among successful, nondepressed pe...
  • Monnie
    "Ground Control to Major TomTake your protein pills and put your helmet on..."--David BowieWhen I open a new Dean Koontz book, it's always with great enthusiasm. Whether or not I'll love it isn't an issue - the only question is what he will come up with to keep me engrossed this time. As expected, there's no "oops" here - he's done it again with this, the first of a series featuring FBI agent Jane Hawk. If I had to describe the book in just a few...
  • Jilly
    A lot of things sickened her these days, and yet she didn’t spend any time throwing up. That quote sums up our heroine, Jane, in this book. She lost her husband to suicide and (view spoiler)[had to leave her child (hide spoiler)] only a few months ago, but she is hard as a rock and is difficult to connect with emotionally because of it. In this book, we journey with Jane as she searches for answers behind her husband's death. There is a lot of ...
  • JanB
    3.5 stars, just missing 4 stars due to a slow moving plot in the first half.I’m a long-time fan of Koontz, having read and enjoyed nearly everything he’s written. This thriller is the start of a new series featuring Jane Hawk, and is a departure from his typical horror/supernatural genre. I love a strong female character and Koontz outdid himself with Jane. I liked her a lot. As with most of Koontz’s good guys, she does the right thing rega...
  • Jim
    This was an entertaining read. Not very believable but entertaining. I agree that it would probably make a good movie. I haven't read many of the author's books but what I have read were more in the horror genre. This reminded me of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, or Ira Levin.Jane Hawk takes a leave of absence from her job as an FBI agent after her husband commits suicide. She cannot accept that he would take his own life. He was a Marine with eve...
  • Obsidian
    Why did I listen to all of those glowing reviews about this book. I should have known. This is just more Koontz and his love of all things guns plot-lines with either a solo person or family going up against an evil group using nanotechnology to control human beings. I saw elements not only just from "77 Shadow Street" but he whole sale just reworked a plot from his "What the Knight Knows" story-line with a character who is affected by his sister...
  • Beth
    I really enjoyed THE SILENT CORNER. Caught up in Koontz brand of storytelling, I found myself anxiously turning each page to see what horror Jane would have to face next. For the most part, I was enraptured by THE SILENT CORNER but occasionally it got a little too descriptive, upsetting the character connects and the flow. This is the first time I'm reading a Dean Koontz novel and I can tell you now it won't be my last. Koontz writes a memorizing...
  • Debbie
    Wow, this one crazy, out there concept that humans could be programmed to hear a couple of words and then turn into robots and do what is asked of them. And, people were buying into it! For a $300,000 membership fee you could visit a place where all the women are there to do anything and everything you ask. This guy even had coyotes programmed to be watchdogs on his very private property in Napa.A freaky concept that had Jane Hawk looking for ans...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I read Lightning by Dean Koontz many, many years ago and since then I have loved Dean Koontz's books. I haven't read that many Koontz books in recent years, but I have slowly started to read through the books I have missed. I was really thrilled to get the chase to read The Silent Corner, the first book in a new thriller series.The book starts off strong with the book's heroine Jane Hawk trying to find a reason for why her husband and several oth...
  • Helga
    3.5Jane Hawk, an FBI agent, begins her own investigation, after she discovers an escalation in unexpected suicides, including her husband’s. The first book in a new series, The Silent Corner has a gripping plot and the right amount of suspense to make one want to read more. This said, some parts were a little slow and too unnecessarily descriptive and detailed. My favorite book by this author is still False Memory.
  • Grace
    Very disappointed, one of my favorite writers is Dean Koontz. This book just did not catch my interest at all.
  • The Captain
    Ahoy there me mateys! This be me read for the July BookBum Club Challenge where the theme be “that is so last year – a book ye meant to read in 2017.” Well Dean Koontz is one of me favourite authors and was featured in Broadside No. 9 but I hadn’t read a book by him since 2011! This book marks me 60th Dean Koontz book. Arrrr! It was about time I got to it because books two and three are already out. Plus book four is coming soon. I have b...
  • Annie
    Koontz is one of my favourite authors, but I've not read any of his books for years. Over the years, I have seen the 'series' of books become more and more popular with authors. Having read The Silent Corner, I now have to wait months for the next instalment of the this trilogy, which I find so very annoying.Here we read about FBI agent Jane Hawk. Jane is trying to find out the truth, as to why her husband Nick and many others suddenly commit sui...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Via my blog"Was your husband… was Gordon at all depressed?” “Not ever. Some people throw hope away. Gordie was chained to it all his life, an optimist’s optimist.”When Jane Hawk’s husband commits suicide it isn’t just her grief nor denial driving her to find out what really happened. Suddenly people are committing suicide, those who have never suffered from depression and have everything to live...
  • Fred
    Koontz Group Read July 2017 Vampires, Weres and Fae What happen to Inga A new Paramount TV series is coming with Jane Hawk - the FBI agent on leave. "The Silent Corner" starts the series, "The Whispering Room" is the second book, I don't see the 3rd book published yet?This book reminds me a little of Tess Gerritsen's "Rizzoli & Iles" books. Jane Hawk can be compared to Det. Jane Rizzoli, tough detective with gentle personality to help the innoc...
  • Judy Collins
    Dean Koontz returns following Ashley Bell, landing on my Top Books of 2015 with his latest, THE SILENT CORNER.Coming in Paperback 10/31/17. Look for a special preview bonus included of The Whispering Room Jane Hawk #2. Koontz, a master at building suspense, and an incredible story-teller, this time around with action and a well-developed heroine to match. And as always, his signature lyrical prose. The author introduces readers to the impressi...
  • Patrice Hoffman
    Where has this Dean Koontz been the last 10-15 years (maybe more)? And Jane Hawk? I needed her in my life as well. The Silent Corner brings together all the things I grew up loving about Koontz writing and actually delivering on a plot that I didn't want to give-up on halfway through the novel. No iPad's or Kindles needed to repaired after reading 25 pages or so of how awesome dogs are. And yes, dogs are awesome but really... I mean really...I di...
  • G.H. Eckel
    Koontz is a good writer and I had high expectations. I suppose that's, in part, why this novel fell short for me. It's about a wife/mom whose husband has committed suicide. She discovers a common thread that runs through many other suicides that she seeks to understand and eventually expose. Obviously, the suicides are not coincidental and about 150 pages in we get the voice of a bad guy who threatens to kidnap her son and sell him into the ISIS ...