Viewing books by author : Dean Koontz

By the Light of the Moon

1 Shortly before being knocked unconscious and bound to a chair, before being injected with an unknown substance against his will, and before discovering that the world was deeply mysterious in ways h...

The Husband

Part One What Would You Do for Love? Chapter 1 A man begins dying at the moment of his birth. Most people live in denial of Death's patient courtship until, late in life and deep in sickness, they bec...

City of Night

Chapter 1 Having come to life in a thunderstorm, touched by some strange lightning that animated rather than incinerated, Deucalion had been born on a night of violence. A Bedlam symphony of his angui...

Lost Souls

Chapter 1 The October wind came down from the stars. With the hiss of an artist’s airbrush, it seemed to blow the pale moonlight like a mist of paint across the slate roofs of the church and abbey, ac...

Demon Seed

ONE This darkness troubles me. I yearn for the light. This silence is so deep. I long for voices, the drumming of rain, the whistle of wind, music. Why are you being so cruel to me? Let me see. Let me...

Forever Odd

ONE WAKING, I HEARD A WARM WIND STRUMMING THE LOOSE screen at the open window, and I thought Stormy, but it was not. The desert air smelled faintly of roses, which were not in bloom, and of dust, whic...

Hideaway

Part I JUST SECONDS FROM A CLEAN GETAWAY Life is a gift that must be given back, and joy should arise from its possession. It's too damned short, and that's a fact. Hard to accept, this earthly proces...

Breathless

PART ONE Life and Death One A moment before the encounter, a strange expectancy overcame Grady Adams, a sense that he and Merlin were not alone. In good weather and bad, Grady and the dog walked the w...

Odd Thomas

ONE MY NAME IS ODD THOMAS, THOUGH IN THIS AGE WHEN fame is the altar at which most people worship, I am not sure why you should care who I am or that I exist. I am not a celebrity. I am not the child ...

Odd Interlude 3

PART THREE IN THE CORNER I wants to make your flesh creep. —Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers NINETEEN In the highest meadow in the southeast quadrant of Harmony Corner, face-to-face with Donny, th...

Odd Interlude 2

PART TWO TWO-PART HARMONY Secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. —Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol EIGHT Darkness has its charms, and even in our own hometowns, the world at night ca...

Odd Interlude 1

PART ONE SOUTH OF MOONLIGHT BAY Oh! They’re too beautiful to live, much too beautiful. —Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby ONE They say that every road leads home if you care to go there. I long for h...

Odd Hours

ONE IT’S ONLY LIFE. WE ALL GET THROUGH IT. Not all of us complete the journey in the same condition. Along the way, some lose their legs or eyes in accidents or altercations, while others skate throug...

Odd Apocalypse

One NEAR SUNSET OF MY SECOND FULL DAY AS A GUEST IN Roseland, crossing the immense lawn between the main house and the eucalyptus grove, I halted and pivoted, warned by instinct. Racing toward me, the...

Watchers

ONE 1 On his thirty-sixth birthday, May 18, Travis Cornell rose at five o'clock in the morning. He dressed in sturdy hiking boots, jeans, and a long-sleeved, blue-plaid cotton shirt. He drove his pick...