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What the Night Knows

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What the Night Knows

By Dean Koontz

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553593075, 605pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

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Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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


About the Author
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.


Praise For What the Night Knows

“Compelling, terrifying and fresh . . . true terror in print.”—Associated Press
 
“Deliberate, highly supernatural . . . one of Koontz's weightiest performances.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“You’ll find yourself genuinely unnerved. . . . On a dark winter’s night, what more do you need?”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“Satisfyingly spooky and unrelentingly foreboding.”—USA Today

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