What the Night Knows

Dean Koontz, Bantam, $28 (464p) ISBN 978-0-553-80772-1
In this less than suspenseful supernatural thriller from Koontz (Breathless), 14-year-old Billy Lucas's inexplicable slaughter of his entire family awakens the fears of homicide detective John Calvino, who as a child was the sole survivor of a similar family massacre. Though Calvino slayed the fiend who did the deed, he has always worried that the killings were demonic in nature and that the evil spirit responsible would return and harm his wife and three children. Sure enough, after Calvino visits the psychiatric ward where Lucas is held, something starts to haunt every member of his close-knit clan, though improbably and conveniently they all fail to share this disturbing development with each other. The detective believes he has a deadline to thwart the force bent on repeating the earlier murders. The terror level never reaches that of similarly themed works such as the movie Fallen. Clunky prose (e.g., Andy Tane, a cop, "is figuratively and literally a horse") doesn't help. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 10/25/2010
Release date: 12/01/2010
Genre: Fiction
Compact Disc - 978-1-4418-1835-5
Paperback - 575 pages - 978-0-7393-7797-0
Open Ebook - 302 pages - 978-0-553-90753-7
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4418-9501-1
Compact Disc - 978-1-4418-1836-2
Compact Disc - 978-1-5012-4068-3
MP3 CD - 978-1-4805-1465-2
MP3 CD - 978-1-4915-1739-0
Prebound-Glued - 605 pages - 978-1-61383-669-9
Compact Disc - 11 pages - 978-1-4558-3251-4
Paperback - 400 pages - 978-0-00-732693-8
Paperback - 464 pages - 978-0-00-732692-1
Hardcover - 442 pages - 978-0-00-732691-4
Paperback - 495 pages - 978-0-00-732694-5
Mass Market Paperbound - 605 pages
MP3 CD - 978-1-5113-7574-0
Show other formats
Discover what to read next