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The Husband June 21, 2007

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posted Thu, 06/21/07

The Husband

Dean Koontz

Date: May 1, 2007   —   $7.99   —   Book

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From Publishers Weekly
Koontz (Forever Odd) is likely to have himself another bestseller in this pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Hitchcock and Cornell Woolrich. One morning, Southern California gardener Mitchell Rafferty gets a call on his cellphone from a stranger saying that Mitch’s beloved wife, Holly, has been kidnapped and that he has less than three days to come up with $2 million in cash. Of course, he’s warned not to involve the police. While Mitch is still on the phone, the kidnapper proves his seriousness by directing Mitch’s attention to a man walking a dog across the street. A moment later the man is shot dead. Mitch must walk a fine line—cooperating with the police inquiry into this murder without revealing Holly’s plight. Koontz ratchets up the tension in a manner sure to captivate most readers, though some may find the ending anticlimactic. (May 30)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review from Batty’s Wife

Dean Koontz’ recent work is so much more fulfilling to me than his old stuff. Rather than monsters and things that go bump in the night he now focuses on more real evil creatures. While not one of his best books ever (Odd Thomas steals that award as far as I’m concerned) it is still a lovely read that will turn when you think you’ve figured it out. While there was no real Oh My moment at the end it was still a sound conclusion to the story. I would, however, like to know how Mitch didn’t get into some kind of trouble with the police.

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