The Darkest Evening of the Year

The Darkest Evening of the Year

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With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he's been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear--and of enduring devotion.

Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not alone.

Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save. But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9780553804829
Characteristics: 461 p. ;,18 cm.


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Jun 26, 2014

If you are a Koontz fan, and an animal lover in general, and a big dogs lover in particular, you'll love this book. Classic Koontz for dog lovers!

May 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. I love stories about dogs and animals in general. I liked how Mr. Koontz added the supernatural to the story.

May 13, 2012

I liked this book. The characters were interesting and I love dogs, so I enjoyed that part too.

Dec 03, 2010

Typically, I love Dean Koontz books; this was an easy read and not nearly as intense as some. I still enjoyed it, but probably wouldn't re-read it in the future!

May 19, 2010

Not the best, but not the worst of Koontz. Suspense fans and dog lovers will still enjoy this story.

Mar 03, 2010

Not one of Koontz's best novels, but it passed the time pleasantly enough. Would not re-read though.

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