Title: The Silent Corner
Author: Dean Koontz
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
From Bantam: “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for—but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demand: find the truth, no matter what.
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.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless—and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
My Review: The first installment of Koontz’s brand new series, Jane Hawk, THE SILENT CORNER is a brilliant cross-genre book, labeled as fiction but ever so gently traverses soft science fiction. This book explores nanotech brain implants and living off the grid. If Dark Matter and The Manchurian Candidate gripped you then this book will consume you – The the storyline is that good!
At 434 pages this book is no small undertaking. It took me a week to read but it never felt arduous with short, insanely intense chapters. This book is a page-turner!
Jane Hawk is an intelligent, bad-ass heroine that dispels any narrowness in thinking women can’t be everything. THE SILENT CORNER is addictive, empowering and belongs on everyone’s reading list!