Book Review: 5/5 Stars The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

Daily Musings…I don’t know about anyone else, but my reading has been going slooooow lately. Plus, suddenly every awesome book I requested from NetGalley was approved at the same time.  Thus, I need a proverbial (reading) kick in the butt! This book definitely met the need. Time to amp it up for summer, lazy days in cool breezes under the shade of the magnolia tree. That’s my kind a’ reading.

Scrappymags 3-word review: One bad-ass thrill-ride (cheatin’ with the hyphens again)

Genre: Thriller/somewhat Mystery, in the vein of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and the Will Robie series by David Baldacci. But with a kick-ass female protagonist! (Yes!!!!)

Shortest summary ever: Someone messed with the wrooooong chick. Jane Hawk takes leave from her job as a FBI agent several months after her husband’s mysterious (and no-reason-behind-it) suicide. What she discovers runs deep, high into the echelon of the U.S. government. Which means, of course, someone is trying to stop her… 

As focused as she is on uncovering the truth, powers-that-be are equally determined she doesn’t.

What’s good under the hood: I’ve read a handful of Koontz’s books, all in the hair-rising-on-my-neck variety. Creepy. Eerie. Chilling. This is a departure from that game and firmly in the Jason Bourne ballpark. And it’s done WELL. The pace is no less than indy-fast with surprises around every sharp corner. The best part, bar-none is Jane. She’s wicked-smart. Quick. Nimble. Thoughtful. Manipulative. Calculating. Logical. Lovable. Bad ass (yes, I have a girl crush ). She’s ON IT, never a damsel in distress (THANK YOU!!!). It’s refreshing to encounter Jane and I can’t wait to know more! 

What’s bad or made me mad: Another book I can honestly say… nothing. 

Recommend to:

  • Any best-seller type reader. I am NOT an action movie person, UNLESS there’s a great story and this fits that bill plus more.
  • Action lovers. It’s in the Jack Reacher/Jason Bourne vein like I said.
  • Those who want a quick-read, fast, keep-you-awake read

Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Ballantine and Mr. Koontz for introducing me to Jane, and for years of (wonderful) sleepless nights.

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