What The Night Knows : A Novel (Paperback) - Koontz, Dean R.

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In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.
Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood''s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family--his wife and three children--will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.
As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.
Includes the bonus novella "Darkness Under the Sun"!

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553593075
SKU 219975847
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553593072
Release Date 10/18/2011
Author Info
Dean Koontz
Along with Stephen King, Koontz is the preeminent horror writer of his age, selling millions and millions of books worldwide. Koontz had a horrific childhood; his father was an abusive alcoholic and his mother was mentally unstable, and they both actively discouraged him from pursuing a writing career. However, when the 12-year-old Koontz won an essay contest, the seed was planted. He studied education and was a high school English teacher from 1967 to 1969, at which point he began writing full time. At the end of the '90s, Dean Koontz has written nearly 80 books of suspense or horror.
Praise
"[T]his novel is deliberate, highly supernatural, somber throughout, and motivated by religious dread--one of Koontz's weightiest performances." (starred review)
"With characters made vulnerable by their all-too-human failings, Koontz has created a spine-tingling story that will definitely make readers want to keep the lights on!" (top pick)
From the Publisher
Annotation Now a successful homicide detective with a beautiful family, John Calvino has a dark past, laced with violence and loss. When he was only 14 years old, his family was brutally murdered by a killer who descended on his small Italian hometown. The only reason that John did not also become a victim was because he stuck first. Years later, a string of uncannily similar murders convince John that his family will be the next target. Is this a creepy copycat killing spree? Or a horrible ghost seeking revenge?
Editors Note In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, recreating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Here is ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the Night Knows in power, in chilling suspense, and in sheer mesmerizing storytelling.From the Hardcover edition.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0605
Publisher Bantam

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