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Darkfall Mass Market Paperback – Feb 6 2007
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“Swift, entertaining…A classic race to the rescue.”—Publishers Weekly
“A fast-paced tale…one of the scariest chase scenes ever!”—The Houston Post
“A MASTER STORYTELLER, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
About the Author
Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.
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Four corpses have been found and they are all high ranking officials in the Mafia family. This is where the second character of the story comes in. Jack Dawson is a cop who has been working the case. All four bodies appear to have been bitten to death, and they were all behind locked doors and most of the time under security. Jack and his partner Rebecca cannot figure out what is killing these men, or how it is being done.
A lot of people that have read Dark Fall have called it one of Koontz's weaker books. In my opinion, this book has gotten a bad rep and is extremely underrated. The book drags you in from the first page and keeps you there until the very end. The amount of terror and suspense this book brings is amazing.
Jack Dawson is a very likeable hero, and you will find yourself rooting for him form the very beginning. He not only has to deal with Lavelle, but also for growing feelings for his partner. Koontz does a great job developing the romance between Rebecca and Jack.
Over all this is one of the best books that Dena Koontz has written. Few of these books have brought the kind of terror and suspense that Dark Fall does. After I finished reading Dark Fall, I kept asking myself why people do not like this book. It packs a scary and suspenseful story with outstanding characters. Ignore this book's reputation and give it a shot.
As "Darkness" unfolds, Dawson and Chandler find themselves up against hidious creatures that do not die and do not stop their pursuit to wipe out the entire city. As both become more involved with the supernatural presence that is governing these horrific monsters, Dawson must not only stop the beasts, but save his family in the process.
Fairly cliched "monster mash" romp that is neither that intriguing and certainly not believable. Those who enjoy voodoo and superstitution will find this Koontz work much more appealing, while those who search for novels that grab hold from the initial page, swallows the reader with its heartfelt sincerity, and touches the soul with an incredible finish should definately check out his later work. Not one of his better efforts.
I have been a fan of Dean Koontz for years, and have read the majority of his books. However, Darkfall was always one that I held off on due to the reputation that it has gotten. A lot of people that have read Darkfall have called it one of Koontz's weaker books. In my opinion, this book has gotten a bad rap and is extremely underrated. The book drags you in from page one and keeps you there until the very end. The amount of terror and suspense this book brings is unreal. Koontz's character development is at the top of its game in this book. Jack Dawson is a very likeable hero, and you will find yourself rooting from him from the very beginning.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Actually, underrated, in this book the female lead who is also Jack's partner and lover is Rebecca, not Amy.Published on May 12 2004
I read this book twice, hoping it would have a different effect on me the second time around. It did not. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2003 by David B. Isbell
This is the first Koontz book that didnt get 5 starts from me. It took me a month to read it, and it usually takes me a few days. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by - Kasia S.
What i thought about this book is really hard to have to write because i really have liked all of the Dean Koontz books i have read. Read morePublished on May 8 2003 by jesse
This is a tale of Voodoo and wrath. I don't wanna give too much away, but its a great spooky tale. The story is centered around some bizarre murders of some pretty powerful... Read morePublished on April 20 2003 by Timothy A. Platt
Detective Jack dawson and his partner Rebecca are investigating a series of horrific murders around the New York area. Read morePublished on March 19 2003 by jesse
I haven't read all of his books, but I literally could not put this book down. I believe this was the first book I read by him and I became an instant fan. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2002
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