What The Night Knows A Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Dean R. Koontz|
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
From the Publisher:
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.
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?