And sometimes a dog can be chilling
With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean
Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain
and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence
of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats.
Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he's been
waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling
adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the
boundaries of primal fear--and of enduring devotion.
Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California
organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered
golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the
risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her
friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern.
To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow
herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and
hides a shattering secret.
No one is surprised when
Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the
female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie
is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred
and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But
the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of
eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home
And the unmistakable sense that someone is
watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not
Someone has come back to turn Amy into the
desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save.
But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves. From
its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax,
The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his
finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers
turning pages until dawn.
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