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The Silent Corner is the first book in Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series. Here’s part of the book’s description:

“People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important—so terrifying—that they will exterminate anyone in their way.”

I like how Dean Koontz describes things. For example, here are a few descriptions of his:

“Far back on the property and uphill, under thunderheads that seemed to be avalanching toward it, a large ultramodern house with cantilevered view decks overlooked the valley, as if it were a fantastic glass ship washed up there by a flood.”

And another:

“Then a sledgehammer of thunder walloped the day and broke the rain out of the clouds.”

Dean Koontz even writes about a dog similar to his. In his bio it says that he lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. Here’s the passage:

“You see the Explorer?” Harrow asked Phil Olney.

“No, sir. But she was a nice lady, she wouldn’t lie. You could hear her choke up a little when she talked about her golden.”

“Her what?”

“Her golden retriever. Scootie. He passed away not long ago.”

I do the same thing. All the dogs that I’ve had in my stories are similar to the dogs I’ve had.

Horror, Suspense, Thriller, and I’ll add Science Fiction

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