Type: Mystery/Suspence, Book 2 in series
ARC provided by NetGalley
Release Date: November 21, 2017
Reviewed by 2shay
Rating: 5 Stars
Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.
“No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.”
These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun—just before she takes her own life, and many others’, in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.
In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue—and become the nation’s most wanted fugitive—in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.
Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.
Review by 2shay……….
Back with a vengeance!
As she digs deeper into the conspiracy to turn ordinary people into little more than drones, Jane finds more incredible people who are beginning to think something bad is happening. Sheriff Luther Tillman is one of those people. He has known Cora Gunderson for years, and she’s well known around town. After looking into her self -immolation, taking out many others with Her, he’s convinced that something happened to her. Something suspicious. Something bad, and wrong. He and Jane don’t know each other at all, but their separate investigations lead them to the same town.
That whole town is off kilter, but it takes their combined investigative skills to figure out what, exactly, makes the people of the town seem strange. But they do find out, and what they discover takes them and their new charges straight into the biggest danger yet! Danger that is particularly heartbreaking for Luther.
I’m hoping that Luther will be around for a while, but you never can tell what direction Dean Koontz will take next with his stories. It’s entirely possible that Luther will disappear like so many characters. Jane has a tendency to leave them behind, hoping to divert the conspirators away from those who have helped her in her quest to avenge her husband and keep her son safe. Mr. Koontz will tell us in his own time.
If you haven’t already, pick up the first book in this series, The Silent Corner, and introduce yourself to the Hawkwoman! Then you can happily move straight into this one with no waiting. I, on the other hand, will be patting my foot impatiently, waiting for the next installment. Pick them up today, and…