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The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense (A Jane Hawk Novel Book 1) (edição: 2017)

de Dean Koontz (Autor)

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""I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for--but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what"--… (mais)
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Título:The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense (A Jane Hawk Novel Book 1)
Autores:Dean Koontz (Autor)
Informação:Bantam (2017), 444 pages
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Interesting plot, likable character, and some adventurous moments but cluttered with over-writing and melodramatic philosophy. Also riddled with not commonly-used words to express simple concepts. ( )
  bookappeal | Jan 1, 2021 |
Δείτε επίσης και στο Chill and read

Δυνατό! Καταιγιστικός ρυθμός! Το νέο μυθιστόρημα του Dean Koontz ήρθε για να μας καθηλώσει!

“Έχω μεγάλη ανάγκη να πεθάνω”

Αυτές ήταν οι τελευταίες λέξεις που έγραψε στο χαρτί ο Νικ, λίγο πριν δώσει τέλος στη ζωή του. Η γυναίκα του, πράκτορας του FBI Τζέιν Χοκ, είναι αποφασισμένη να βρει τι κρύβεται πίσω από το θάνατο του άντρα της, ενός ανθρώπου που δεν είχε κανένα απολύτως λόγο να αυτοκτονήσει.

Η Τζέιν, στην έρευνα που κάνει, ανακαλύπτει πως ο αριθμός των αυτοκτονιών στη χώρα έχει αυξηθεί δραματικά το τελευταίο διάστημα. Ιδιαίτερα δε, ο αριθμός των πετυχημένων και ευτυχισμένων ανθρώπων που δίνουν ανεξήγητα τέλος στη ζωή τους είναι αυτός που μεγαλώνει το σύνολο. Στη διάρκεια αυτής της έρευνας, μπαίνει στο στόχαστρο ανελέητων ανθρώπων, που δεν σταματάνε μπροστά σε τίποτα. Αυτό που θα της δώσει ώθηση να κινηθεί έξω από το δίκτυο, είναι η ξεκάθαρη απειλή προς το παιδί της, που οι αδίστακτοι διώκτες της δεν διστάζουν να κάνουν μέσα στο ίδιο της στο σπίτι. Από εκεί και πέρα, είναι μονόδρομος για τη Τζέιν. Πρέπει να αποκαλύψει την αλήθεια, διαφορετικά δεν θα μπορεί ποτέ να είναι ασφαλής αυτή και το παιδί της.

Ο μετρ του σασπένς, Dean Koontz, ξεκινάει μια καινούρια σειρά με ηρωίδα την επαναστατημένη πράκτορα του FBI Τζέιν Χοκ, που υπόσχεται να μας κρατήσει ξύπνιους τα βράδια. το σενάριο πάνω στο οποίο στηρίζεται το βιβλίο βρίσκεται στα πλαίσια της φαντασίας, αν και με την πρόοδο της επιστήμης θα μπορούσε να υλοποιηθεί σε μερικά χρόνια.

Η ηρωίδα, είναι μια σύζυγος που έχασε άδικα τον άνθρωπό της και παράλληλα είναι μια μητέρα που μάχεται για να είναι ασφαλής και ελεύθερο το παιδί της. Τα δύο αυτά κίνητρα είναι αρκετά για να τη στείλουν σε έναν αγώνα μέχρι το τέλος του κόσμου. Πρόκειται για μια ηθική και τίμια πράκτορα του FBI, που μέσα σε όλο αυτόν τον πανικό που κυριαρχεί πλέον στη ζωή της, παλεύει με νύχια και με δόντια να μη χάσει τα λογικά της, την αίσθηση της πραγματικότητας και τον κόσμο γύρω της. Αναγκάζεται να κάνει πράγματα τα οποία δεν της είναι καθόλου εύκολα και δεν θα έκανε αν δεν ήταν απολύτως απαραίτητο εν ώρα υπηρεσίας.

Παράλληλα, είναι ψυχικά τραυματισμένη από μια τρυφερή ηλικία. Έχασε τη μητέρα της πολύ νωρίς όταν εκείνη αυτοκτόνησε, αλλά δεν την κατηγορεί γι’ αυτό. Θεωρεί υπεύθυνο τον πατέρα της για το θάνατο της μητέρας της κι αυτό περιπλέκει τα πράγματα.

Πέρα όμως από την απίστευτη δράση και τον κινηματογραφικό ρυθμό του Koontz, τίθενται ηθικά διλήμματα και ερωτήματα για το μέλλον του ανθρώπου αλλά και το παρόν. Η εξουσία είναι θελκτική και όποιος την έχει, θέλει να αποκτήσει κι άλλη. Είναι επίσης μαγική, καθώς τυφλώνει τους έχοντες πιστεύοντας πως είναι Θεοί και πως αυτοί μπορούν να αποφασίσουν για τα πάντα σ’ αυτή τη ζωή.

Τελικά είναι συνετό να κάνεις αυτό που θεωρείς σωστό, με κάθε μέσο; ( )
  GeorgiaKo | Dec 1, 2020 |
Dean Koontz books are often hit and miss for me. Sometimes I love them. Other times he seems to repeat things from prior books too much (sentient or talking dogs, for example) and I end up DNF-ing the book. This time, I was pleasantly surprised. The Silent Corner is a Koontz victory for me!

Jane Hawk was an FBI agent before her husband killed himself. While his death is confirmed as a suicide, his behavior and the note he left seems odd to Jane. Very odd. Then she starts noticing a trend -- suicides of people who show no depression or suicidal tendencides previous to killing themselves, and bizarre suicide notes left behind. She quickly discovers that she is on the trail of a conspiracy when she begins to get death threats. Then the FBI puts her on leave. Jane is undeterred. The more threats she receives, the more she realizes she's on the right track. When they threaten to rape and murder her 5-year old son, she knows she has to disappear to protect her little boy. She goes completely off the grid to continue investigating what is making so many people kill themselves. What she discovers is absolutely terrifying.

This story tells a tale of the ultimate evil conspiracy. It's filled with action, suspense and surprises. I like the concept for this new series. Jane Hawk is intelligent, strong, and completely driven to achieve her goal. She uses her FBI training and experience to investigate her husband's death and to remain under the radar despite advanced surveillance methods. The second book, The Whispering Room, is coming out this November. I have a review copy on my TBR. I can't wait to read it!!

Completely and utterly happy that this offering by Koontz is different and not just a supernatural re-visit of plots he has done before. I was not disappointed this time! ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
Koontz used to be one of my favorite authors. Until I started getting deja vu every time I would pick up the next novel. Cookie cutter stories. So this is the first new book of his I've read in some time. I never got involved in the story. I think it would make a better movie than a novel. It just seemed blocked out like a movie -- location by location, scene by scene, fade in, fade out. ( )
  OgreZed | Sep 15, 2020 |
Jane hawk’s husband unexpectedly commit suicide and she is perplexed because he was neither depressed nor unhappy with his life. She starts an investigation and discovers that suicide rates are on the increase. Her inquiry arouses the interest of an unknown who threatens her family. The rest of the book is Jeanne trying to discover who or what is causing perfectly healthy people to commit suicide. This is book one of a series I should add that the writing is not typical of Koontz and contains nothing super natural. ( )
  JRlibrary | Sep 7, 2020 |
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