The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

The Silent Corner

A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new 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 demands: find the truth, no matter wha...

Details The Silent Corner

TitleThe Silent Corner
Release DateJun 20th, 2017
Number of pages464 pages
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Horror, Adult, Mystery Thriller, Contemporary, Novels, Adult Fiction

Reviews The Silent Corner

  • Cody
    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...
  • Maureen Carden
    The best thing about getting this ARC from NetGalley is that it went right into a few chapters from book two! Yay! Obviously I really liked this new book by Dean Koontz. Which is a relief as I have been all over the place over the years with my opinions of his books.Jane Hawk is on leave from the FBI, her husband Nick has committed suicide. Nick, along with many others all seem to fit the category of "least likely to off themselves." Jane is dete...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Debbie Krenzer
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lisa Aiello
    4.5 stars...I can't round up to 5 because I did have a few issues...and it has more to do with the style of writing I enjoy. He is wordy, wordy, wordy...because of that, I found myself skimming at times to get to the next plot point. I had to slow myself down and go back, because his writing, though descriptive, is just exquisite.This is classic Dean Koontz. The man can write one hell of a story, and this is one hell of a story. I worry about a m...
  • 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...
  • Irene
    Jane Hawk is on the run, not just from those who want to harm her but towards the truth, and she will do whatever it takes to find it. Someone wants to stop her from finding out what really happened to her husband. Jane doesn't believe he would have killed himself. She also believes a recent increase in the number of suicides by people who had no reason to kill themselves is somehow connected. This was a heart pounding suspenseful thriller.I rece...
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    Dean Koontz is one of my favorite writers. It all started nearly six years ago when I read Life Expectancy and became addicted. Thirty books later and I'm still hooked. The Silent Corner reminded me why I love Koontz so much. His writing is beautiful, characters flawed but relatable, and plots absolutely fascinating. This is a suspense/mystery that follows Jane Hawk, a rogue FBI agent, as she hunts for the reason behind the rise in suicide rates....
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • Charlotte Miller
    FBI agent Jane Hawk has nothing left to lose. Her husband is gone, dead by supposed suicide. Her young son is in hiding, her home sold for a fraction of what it is worth, and she is on the run, in pursuit of answers to the increasing number of unexplained suicides taking place across the country, such as the one that took her beloved husband from her. Relentless, smart and willing to do whatever is necessary to learn the truth, Jane risks it all ...
  • BWT (Belen)
    The Silent Corner was okay, but I'm not in love with it. Told mostly in short chapter bursts, similar James Patterson's breakneck style of writing, the pace fits to build the suspense in the story.The story's heroine, Jane Hawk, is like the bullet shot from a pistol: she's on a course that she's committed to, no matter what, and only something big getting in her way could possibly change her trajectory.The way that people in power behave and the ...
  • Judy
    Wow! I simply could not put The Silent Corner down. It is 3:52 AM, and I just finished it. Jane Hawk is one tough, determined woman. The plot is fast-paced, intriguing, and terrifying in that it could be (or might be) true. I can't help but wonder in what direction the next book in this series will go. I have already sent texts and emails telling friends and family to get this book.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
  • Lisa Cleveland
    I'm going to make a confession here, first, I haven't read Mr. Koontz' stuff since The Door to December. That may be my all time favorite from this author. Of course, I've been a fan since the beginning, but I sometimes tire of an author. I've tried at least 6 times now to write this review. Truth is, I can't do the book justice. I suck at reviews anyway, but everything I try to say about this story sounds trite. So, I quit. I give up! All I'm go...
  • Michelegg
    Well! Holy cow. This was so not what I'd expected. I've been a Dean Koontz fan for years. I love his scary, eerie, supernatural writing. This was not that! What it was, was fabulous. So different from anything else I've ever read of his. It was slow moving, very wordy, but oh the words were magic. They put me right in the story, on the run with Jane Hawk as she sets out to find out why her husband killed himself. And in the process puts her own l...
  • Darcia Helle
    Get ready to boo me Koontz fans. I was disappointed by this book. I'll start with the good stuff. There is no question that Dean Koontz is a gifted storyteller. He has a way of capturing a scene and igniting all our senses. I not only saw the story playing out, I heard the noise and smelled the odors.Jane's character immediately hooked me. I felt compassion for her situation and I wanted her to kick ass.Then, as the story goes along and other vie...
  • Beth
    Jane has lost everything - her husband to an apparent suicide, and her child to the threats forcing her to keep him hidden with others. Her comfortable life is in tatters, as she follows the ephemeral clues that seem to suggest the craziest conspiracy, and yet one that somehow managed to hit far too close to home.I have long been a Dean Koontz fan - some of my favorite books are a some of his earliest. Even as his storytelling style changed over ...
  • Judy
    An exciting, suspenseful thriller! This book is a full scale chase scene with a diabolical plot. I didn't really want to get involved with another series, but I will certainly have to read the next in this series. I'm hooked! Loved the characters Jane and Dougal and the unpredictable plot.Thanks to Dean Koontz and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine through NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • 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...
  • Jeanne O'donnell
    This novel seemed very different from the Koontz I'd read so often. It moved slowly and pages were spent on descriptions of scenery, houses, etc. It would have totally bored me in most any author's hands but-even though I thought about giving it up- I read through because even these 'boring' parts were so beautifully written! The man truly knows how to use language to create imagery as few can. Around 65% in, the plot really picked up. I think I ...
  • Kathy Cunningham
    Dean Koontz’s THE SILENT CORNER is a maddening techno-horror novel that reads like a non-stop chase scene. The good guy is FBI agent Jane Hawk, who’s on the trail of the nefarious “They” who somehow caused her beloved husband (along with thousands of others) to take his own life against his will. The bad guys (and there are many of them) are Evil with a capital E, brilliant and seemingly untouchable, with a conspiracy for world domination...
  • Books and Boys Book Blog
    *** ARC provided for an honest review by the author***The Silent Corner is the start to a riveting new series by the incredible Dean Koontz. Dean gives you a thrilling new series that will have you clutching the pages for more. This seasoned writer sure knows how to keep you on your toes. Each book gets better and better. Especially with The Silent Corner, it's no difference. Jane Hawk is an FBI agent who has had everything go wrong in her lif...
  • Jean
    I have never been a hardcore Dean Koontz fan even though I enjoy reading this genre. There have been some hits and misses with his books. In the beginning I thought this was going to be another miss. I wasn't too fond of his writing style here. There are 6 parts to this book and some of the chapters are really short, like 2 pages long. I guess this makes it easier to read? Koontz can also get excessively descriptive which could make it boring. Th...
  • Shay
    I'm glad this is a series and it not a stand-alone book, because I absolutely loved this book! With today's advances in bioengineering, the concepts of this novel are all too real...and terrifying! I loved Jane and many of the other characters and can't wait for the next book in this series!