Thursday, 29 December 2011

Armchair Novel Review: 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

77 Shadow Street
A Novel
by Dean Koontz

Hardcover, 464 pages
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback

Warm blanket - check.
Hot cup of tea - check.
Lights on in every room in the house - check.

Okay, it's time for the master of horror and suspense!

Dean Koontz's 77 Shadow Street is just in time to put some post-Christmas icicles in your veins.

I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton's history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. . . . 

The Pendleton is a luxury building that stands at 77 Shadow Street. Once the palace of a wealthy business tycoon and his family, it now houses the luxury suites of an assortment of fascinating characters.

Silas Kinsley, widowed and retired, spends his time studying the frightening history of the estate. Madness and murder have plagued the building since the late 1800s, seemingly on a predictable schedule. By his calculations that time is now.

Koontz lets us into the minds of a myriad of characters as we experience the horror of the Pendleton with them. Past, present and future, reality is bent and twisted in one night of horrific terror.

The master of suspense, he winds the tension ever tighter - bouncing from one point of view to the next in a frenzy to the finish.

A most satisfying roller coaster ride to get your heart racing.

Click here for an interactive web experience of 77 Shadow Street. 
Click here for Dean Koontz's website.