Your Heart Belongs to Me
By Dean Koontz
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553591712, 384pp.)
Publication Date: October 27, 2009
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For one man, they are the five most terrifying words of all . . .
One year after the heart transplant that saved his life, thirty-five-year-old Ryan Perry has never felt better. He’s getting back everything he nearly lost forever—his business, his his life, and, with luck, his beloved girlfriend. Miracles do happen.
Then the unmarked gifts begin to arrive—a box of candy hearts, a heart pendant. Most disturbing of all is a graphic heart-surgery video and its chilling message: Your heart belongs to me. Ryan is being stalked by someone who feels entitled to everything he has. She’s the spitting image of the twenty-six-year-old donor of the heart beating steadily in Ryan’s own chest. And she’s come to take it back.
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.
“Koontz is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller—and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form.” —Newark Star-Ledger
“Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”—USA Today
"Koontz gives readers a fable containing moral ambiguity and musings about the nature of good and evil that exists within us all.... [This] puts Your Heart Belongs to Me squarely in the column of must- reads."—Denver Post
"A fast and entertaining read."—Chicago Sun-Times
“[A] neat literary conjuring trick . . . a stylish little act of deception—a serious, topical, even polemical, thriller.”—Daily Telegraph, London
“Koontz takes readers down the twisted and torturous path of paranoia [and] keeps readers guessing every step of the way, building the suspense until the plot seems ready to burst. . . . Another gem from a master of suspense.”—The Toledo Blade