The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

The Forbidden Door

When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in the latest thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner. “We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.” She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. N...

Details The Forbidden Door

TitleThe Forbidden Door
Release DateSep 11th, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews The Forbidden Door

  • Maureen Carden
    I’m gonna start with a secret. For long time readers there is some exquisite satisfaction to be found in The Forbidden Door. No, to casual readers of this review-I did not mean porn type. To interested readers of this review, the book could be read as a standalone if you like heart racing action; but why not quadruple your pleasure and read all of the Jane Hawk books?It is a bit unwieldy to keep referring to the bad guy elites as the techno Arc...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    The Jane Hawk novels seem to be following the pattern set by the Odd Thomas series: first book, excellent; second book, terrible; third book, surprisingly great; fourth book, an overlong slog.I’m beginning to notice a pattern in the Jane Hawk novels, too: the ones padded out with chapter upon chapter decidedly not focused on Hawk tend to be weak. For long stretches of time, The Forbidden Door is not about Hawk at all, or even her son, but rando...
  • Jim C
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Random House and the author.This is the fourth book of the Jane Hawk series. Even though this is the fourth book it can be read as a stand alone novel. At the end of the third novel Jane learned that her son might be in trouble. This book tells of Jane's journey to get to her son and rescue him.This series by Dean Koontz has been really enjoyable even ...
  • Karen
    With this 4th installment in the Jane Hawk series, protagonist Jane has solidified as my favorite character ever of Dean Koontz, and I'm pretty sure I've read most of his books. Once again, I inhaled this book and couldn't stop reading tonight until I finished. And yes, it's about 1:30 am. The action never seems to let up as Jane rushes to get her son back before he can be captured by the evil Techno Arcadians after his guardians are killed. A ne...
  • Monnie
    If it's possible to have a love-hate relationship with a book, this is it. On the one hand, the writing is almost exquisite, virtually ensuring my reluctance to put it down. Conversely, wading through page after page hoping that yet another important character won't bite the dust - probably in a most horrific way - is borderline unbearable. Characters I adore; other characters so loathesome that I wouldn't wish them on my worst enemies.Oh, what a...
  • OutlawPoet
    While I love Jane Hawk, the last book in this series only got 3 stars from me. I felt a little like Koontz had spent a large portion of the book teasing something that never panned out for the reader.Well, I’m happy to say that with The Forbidden Door, Koontz is back on track and Jane is Butt-Kickingly Fabulous!Our story line is tight, tense, and INTENSE. I was on tenterhooks, so concerned about my favorite characters! And Koontz does the reade...
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    This was an excellent installment in the Jane Hawk series. It picks up right where the previous book left off, with Jane racing against the clock, fighting the evil that threatens to annihilate everything she loves. There are wonderfully good characters in this story and wonderfully bad ones. We get to see a lot more of the bad ones in this portion of the story, which will make sense once you start reading. And they each bring their own kind of c...
  • Paul
    If you like detailed descriptions of weapons, tactics, and specialized soldiers… If you like multiple points of view: the protagonist, the deadly terrorists, and the innocents… If you like fast-paced action, a likable hero, and the takedown of government infiltration… This series is for you.For my full review: all my reviews:
  • Judy
    This series gets more and more intense! This is the fourth book in the Jane Hawk series and they are all good. Jane is a hero - a character to love and respect and root for. In this episode her son is in grave danger and she must rescue him before the Techno-Arcadians get him. This is no easy task and she has to make quick decisions, obtain assistance from people she trusts, and hope for the best. The tension builds edge-of-your-seat style. There...
  • Mitchell Kaufman
    Predictable. Koontz can't write a clunker, but its time to bring this series to a close.
  • Autumn Is Azathoth The Haunted Reading Room
    Review: THE FORBIDDEN DOOR by Dean Koontz(Jane Hawk #4)THE FORBIDDEN DOOR is the fourth in Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk Series, and is absolutely the BEST yet. Heartwrenching, scary, tension ratcheted to the max--THE FORBIDDEN DOOR has it all and Dean Koontz delivers! I stayed on the metaphorical edge of my seat from first page to last, alternately shouting "Oh no!" And "Right on" (mentally). Mr. Koontz goes over-the-wall in this novel, and on a reali...
  • Janine
    Badass. Can’t remember the last time I’ve been this tense reading a book.
  • Glady
    I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.Dean Koontz certainly can write. His tale of FBI agent Jane Hawk is now continued in the fourth book of the series, The Forbidden Door. This book, however, has Jane more in the background as her morally vacuous pursuers are the major presence. What's amazing here is that readers see the pervasive evil of the non-injected who are in the employ of the Arcadians. Their sociopath...
  • Jennifer Gaarder
    Forbidden Door: Jane Hawk #4By, Dean KoontzBantam BooksAnticipated Publishing Date: September 11, 2018Jane thinks her precious five-year-old boy is hidden safely away, with vigilant, indomitable friends. But the malice and resources of her powerful adversaries are boundless and their hunters are circling ever closer to the boy. They hope to draw his mother into a trap. Jane's courage, wits, discipline, and skills will be tested as never before as...
  • Paul Anderson
    The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz (Bantam, September 11, 2018) darkles with danger from the first page to the last. It’s a fast-paced thrill ride, to say the least, and much of the novel describes exotic vehicles and long motor trips from Texas to Southern California for both the pursued and their demented pursuers.This is the fourth novel in Dean’s Jane Hawk series. Maintaining tension throughout four consecutive thrillers is difficult for a...
  • Kayla
    The Forbidden Door is The 4th book in the Jane Hawk series and my very first Dean Koontz. I was originally unsure what to make of the “Techno Arcadians” and “nanotechnology” it immediately began referring to, but it didn’t take long to figure out this was a book involving conspiracy: Crooked government and mind control.Jane Hawk is a hunted, rogue FBI agent on a mission to rescue her son. I was sold by description alone. The bonus was t...
  • Red
    This being the fourth book in the series, I read it with high anticipation of Jane and Travis being reunited. There is SOOOO much I want to say about that, but I do not want to spoil it for anyone who is an avid reader of the Dean Koontz Jane Hawk series. One thing I can say is that I love the new character introduced...Cornell. He is a very lovable and strange character who I think, from the way the book ended, almost has to be recurring. I reca...
  • Laura Hundley
    Another great Dean Koontz series. As this is number 4 in the Jane Hawk series it is probably not the one I would say to read first. I have read the others and had a better understanding of our protagonist Kate. Koontz has done a great job with adding new characters with old ones and together it only enhances the read. Jane must find her son before he is captured by evil Techno Arcadians. She does not know if he is safe. Only that no one answered ...
  • Nan Williams
    Many thanks to Random House Publishing – Ballantine and NetGalley for an ARC of this new book. I requested the book as I remembered how much I had enjoyed the initial appearance of Jane Hawk in “The Crooked Staircase.” I had forgotten the negative issues in that book: the excessive and explicit torture and gore, the Techno Arcadians with legitimate credentials (and paychecks!) from Homeland Security, the FBI and the NSA while plotting the o...
  • Susan
    Jane Hawk is back and doing what she does best. Kicking a$$! Dean Koontz has woven a tale so realistic it gives me creeps. I sit on the edge of my seat from page one. Jane is in a race to save her son this time. The Forbidden Door is full of action and drama that keeps me turning pages. I cant read it fast enough. Another excellent installment in the Jane Hawk series!*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
  • Toni
    LOVE, this series. This story seemed to be more about Egon Gottfrey and the "unknown playwright". Enjoyed the relationship between Travis and Cornell. There was not much action involving Jane. This was less action packed then the other three stories, so in that way a little disappointing, but still great reading. Anxiously awaiting the next story. Thank you netgalley for the privilege of reading this uncorrected proof.
  • Beth
    I had never read anything from this author and this book is (I think) the fourth in this series. I think this could be read as a stand alone but there are lots of references to past incidents and characters so it’s probably better read as a series. Also, the book ended with a definite “to be continued “ vibe. The story is thrilling and interesting, however, I often wished that the work had had a more strict editor. The editing is not for gr...
  • Kathy Davie
    Fourth in the Jane Hawk thriller series and revolving around a rogue FBI agent who intends to take down a cabal that is re-programming people and forcing the best to commit suicide.This ARC was sent to me by NetGalley and Bantam for an honest review.My TakeWhew…the tension. Oh, ya gotta know Jane'll win, but at what cost. The bad guys have been successfully killing people for some time, and now they are after her in-laws AND her five-year-old s...
  • Mary
    Having read the first 3 books in the Jane Hawk series, I discerned a very troubling, seemingly hopeless viewpoint from the narrator, one that I have not read in other Dean Koontz novels. Evil was having its day and then some, and there seemed to be no hope, no justice for the heroine and her compatriots. She kept striving to save her son and avenge her husband’s death, while the carnage piled higher and higher with each chapter, with the cruele...
  • Kyle Robertson
    The fourth installment of the Jane Hawk series picks up where the previous one left off. There were many unanswered questions at the end of the third book. If you have not read this series from the beginning, I urge you to start with the first book, as this is not a stand alone. Jane is still on the run, and she is still the most wanted fugitive in America. At this point, Jane has been on her rogue mission for about four months. She is still trac...