"Evil is unimaginative and lazy"
I have always associated Dean Koontz with science fiction; I was very curious when The Silent Corner started popping up in my searches for new crime fiction reads. I am very happy that I gave into my curiosity. The Silent Corner is a thrilling, suspenseful, fast paced story of revenge, truth, and justice with a science fiction twist.
After her husbands suicide, Jane Hawk is consumed with grief and doubt. Her FBI agent instincts are telling her that something is not quite right. She is unwilling to accept all the evidence that proves her husband's death was a suicide. Jane embarks on a journey to uncover the truth at any cost.
This book read like an action packed poem. Koontz's descriptions of the scenery and the characters emotions are lyrical. Some readers may find this distracting but I felt it gave balance to the horrible conspiracy and Jane's toughness.
I will confess, science fiction is not my favorite genre. I sometimes find the plots in science fiction over the top, unbelievable, and in some cases hard to follow; I did not have those feelings while reading The Silent Corner. I would not be surprised at all if this plot was based on a true story.
I will be reviewing the 2nd book in this series, The Whispering Room, and I cannot wait to see where Jane's war against corruption and greed takes her. If you are looking for a suspense thriller with a science fiction based conspiracy, you should check out The Silent Corner.
Murder and Moore Rating:
5 out of 5 stars