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|Format: ||Paperback, 400 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 August 2005|
The international bestseller Dean Koontz delivers a masterclass of storytelling suspense in this thriller. What would you do if a serial killer forced you to choose who he murders next? On the windscreen of his SUV, Billy finds the first note. It gives him a choice. If he takes the note to the police, an elderly woman will be killed. If he doesn't approach the police, a schoolteacher will die. He thinks it's a hoax. The schoolteacher is killed. Further notes taunt Billy's conscience, forcing him to decide who lives and who dies. He must think the unthinkable, fast, in an accelerating nightmare. More communications from the killer follow with ever tighter deadlines. Each is more personal, more confrontational than the last until he is isolated, with no one to rely on but himself. Finally, he must risk everything to save the helpless, clueless victims...
Key title The new fast-moving thriller from Dean Koontz is the story of an innocent man forced by a serila killer to choose who will be murdered next. THE FACE and ODD THOMAS and THE TAKING all shot to Number 2 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list THE FACE and ODD THOMAS both hit the Sunday Times paperback bestseller list Publication coincides with the paperback publication of LIFE EXPECTANCY, supported by a massive consumer press and outdoor advertising campaign. Dean Koontz has sold 225 million books already and is currently selling 17 million books a year. Competition: Stephen King
About the Author
Dean Koontz is the author of more than a dozen New York Times No.1 bestsellers. His books have sold over 400 million copies worldwide, a figure that increases by more than 17 million copies per year, and his work is published in 38 languages. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in southern California.
`Koontz hits the bullseye here. There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale ... A read-in-one-go novel' Independent on Sunday Praise for Dean Koontz: `Koontz knows how to do suspense and create a real fear of the unknown' Mirror `Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times `Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' New York Times
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