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
ISBN9780525483700
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Release DateSep 11th, 2018
PublisherBantam
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Contemporary, Horror, Adult, Science Fiction, Adult Fiction
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Reviews The Forbidden Door

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    2018-09-13
    This is book four of the Jane Hawk series. I’m normally one to start at the beginning of a series in anticipation of getting the most out of it. But truly, with this series, each book leans heavily on the last. I can’t imagine reading this series out of order.Jane Hawk has been on the run (for her life) from the Arcadians. A powerful group who pose a threat to the country and more importantly, to humanity. With the use of nanotechnology this ...
  • Maureen Carden
    2018-08-29
    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...
  • Jenny
    2018-09-15
    So what do you get when you mix the Matrix, Jason Bourne and your scariest roller coaster ride all in one? You get Dean Koontz’s latest thriller, The Forbidden Door. The newest installment in the Jane Hawk series (#4) is 480 pages of non-stop action, adventure and a wish that not only the book but the entire series never ends.The book picks up right where the previous one left off and continues rolling right along. The Forbidden Door just never...
  • Jenny
    2018-09-15
    So what do you get when you mix the Matrix, Jason Bourne and your scariest roller coaster ride all in one? You get Dean Koontz’s latest thriller, The Forbidden Door. The newest installment in the Jane Hawk series (#4) is 480 pages of non-stop action, adventure and a wish that not only the book but the entire series never ends.The book picks up right where the previous one left off and continues rolling right along. The Forbidden Door just never...
  • Judy
    2018-08-11
    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...
  • Jim C
    2018-07-13
    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 ...
  • Marialyce
    2018-09-20
    This has become for me a seriously addicting series. Although it is what might be considered a long book, the pages fly by and one is totally immersed in Jane Hawk's quest to undo evil and protect her beloved son, Travis.In this book, the fourth of the series, Jane is once again battling the evil members of the Arcadian group who through the ability of nanotechnology are able to infiltrate one's brain literally doing away with free will and putti...
  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    2018-08-31
    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...
  • Monnie
    2018-08-28
    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...
  • Karen
    2018-08-26
    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...
  • Tiffany Reisz
    2018-09-17
    Andrew bought this for me. Picked it up and read it in two days. Once I start a Koontz book, I just can't stop. The man knows what he's doing!
  • Peggy Geiger
    2018-09-10
    This is the fourth book in the exciting Jane Hawk series. Previously in the series, former FBI top agent Jane Hawk's husband was believed to have committed suicide. Jane did not believe the official FBI story and investigated on her own. She has discovered American citizens are being injected with nano-technology enabling the helpless victims to be downloaded with commands. To protect Travis, her small five year old, from danger Jane has secreted...
  • Lisa Cleveland
    2018-09-05
    As usual, Mr. Koontz is very wordy! It took me around 50 pages or so to get over my exasperation with him. But, I ended up truly loving this book. The characters are all indeed characters. Lovable, funny, intelligent and caring. I even enjoyed the bad guys, mostly. The nihilist was an odd duck. Very odd. The Princeton hillbilly is definitely one of my favorite bad guys ever. I was never rooting for him, but he sure made me laugh! This book didn't...
  • Nancy
    2018-09-09
    I am giving this one 3.5 out of 5 stars. I am enjoying the series as a whole but there were some parts of the book that were a little long and and not as intense. This book starts off where The Crooked Staircase left off. There is a lot going on in this book and jumping back and forth between different characters and places. I don’t think we get to see as much of Jane Hawk in this book as the others. The parts with the evil Arcadians seem to ta...
  • C.P. Cabaniss
    2018-08-30
    *A copy of this novel was received through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*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...
  • OutlawPoet
    2018-07-16
    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...
  • Diane Hernandez
    2018-09-09
    The Jane Hawk series finally hits its stride with its fourth entry, The Forbidden Room.The Techno Arcadians are upping their game by accusing Jane on a 60 Minutes-style show of murdering her beloved husband Matt and faking his suicide. The Arcadians set in motion a plan to kidnap or kill everyone dear to Jane. Ancel and Clare Hawk, Jane’s in-laws, must flee their farm. Jane and Matt’s five-year-old son, Travis, must flee across the desert. Ev...
  • Peggy Geiger
    2018-09-10
    This is the fourth book in the exciting and suspenseful Jane Hawk series. Previously in the series, former FBI top agent Jane Hawk's husband, Nick, was believed to have committed suicide. Jane did not believe the official FBI story and investigated on her own. Now considered a wanted and rogue agent, she has discovered American citizens are being injected with nano-technology enabling the helpless victims to be downloaded with commands. To protec...
  • Paul
    2018-08-29
    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: https://paulspicks.blog/2018/08/29/th...For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog
  • Mitchell Kaufman
    2018-06-04
    Predictable. Koontz can't write a clunker, but its time to bring this series to a close.
  • Lisa Cleveland
    2018-09-05
    As usual, Mr. Koontz is very wordy! It took me around 50 pages or so to get over my exasperation with him. But, I ended up truly loving this book. The characters are all indeed characters. Lovable, funny, intelligent and caring. I even enjoyed the bad guys, mostly. The nihilist was an odd duck. Very odd. The Princeton hillbilly is definitely one of my favorite bad guys ever. I was never rooting for him, but he sure made me laugh! This book didn't...
  • Rowe
    2018-09-19
    I loved this book! Jane is driving through beautiful deserts in California, camping out in motels, drinking Belvedere vodka, eating filet minot—it’s great. Before reading I saw some reviews that say that this book doesn’t pay attention to Jane enough, but that’s hooey. This episode of Jane Hawk’s quest to defeat the decadence in the USA is thrilling and good. It wasn’t as intense as some of the others, which I found good because I cou...
  • Janine
    2018-07-19
    Badass. Can’t remember the last time I’ve been this tense reading a book.
  • 3 no 7
    2018-09-06
    “The Forbidden Door” by Dean Koontz is part of the continuing Jane Hawk series. Every few pages, as part of the continuing storyline, paragraphs give new readers clues about the trauma that had befallen Jane and the entire Hawk family in the preceding months of chaos. Koontz opens in Texas, home of Ancel and Clare Hawk, and establishes an intense sense of place and atmosphere starting with the opening line.“At first, the breeze was no more ...
  • Bambi Unbridled
    2018-09-14
    The Forbidden Door is the fourth installment of the exciting and suspense-filled Jane Hawk series. I thought this was going to be the last book, but was uber happy to discover that there will be at least one more! The writing in this series is classic Dean Koontz - great action, suspense, a little sci-fi, and a corrupt government organization to rail against.Note: You need to read this series in order as it's a continuing story line and you will ...
  • Autumn Is Azathoth
    2018-07-20
    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...
  • Amber
    2018-09-11
    In the third Jane Hawk novel I wasn't sure how the tension could get higher, but Dean Koontz made it happen. In The Forbidden Door, the stakes became more personal and the Arcadians got bolder. I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how Jane was going to get out of this one. It seemed impossible.In the previous books we stopped following a couple characters I found interesting. I was a little sour not knowing what happened with them. But, in The...
  • Suzanne
    2018-09-19
    I really like the concept of this series. Jane Hawk is a great action character, and I've enjoyed the friends she has made along the way. This installment was still exciting, although about 2/3 of it focused on the "bad guys" pursuing Jane, and I felt like those parts were too long. But the parts related to the Forbidden Door were so chilling!!I would definitely recommend starting this series at the first - it'd be hard to pick up at this book. I...