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Innocence by Dean Koontz
  

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Dean Koontz is a prolific writer of horror and thrillers but you don’t need to have read any of his former works to enjoy this one. A seemingly simple story: boy meets girl, bad guy threatens girl, elaborate escape ensues, but that neglects to mention the ghosts (or are they angels?) that pervade the city, the fact that our heroine cannot be touched, or that our hero dare not ever show his face for fear of the hatred it evokes. In a thriller and a love story, a struggle for survival and some more, Koontz masterfully draws the reader along a delicate suspension of disbelief to a startling conclusion. Another great book from a constantly great writer.

If you like Dean Koontz you might also like to read books by Stephen King, Boris Starling and Dean Koontz.

Synopsis

Innocence by Dean Koontz

Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people...Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy him if he is ever seen. Books are his refuge and his escape: he embraces the riches they have to offer. By night he leaves his hidden chambers and, through a network of storm drains and service tunnels, makes his way into the central library. And that is where he meets Gwyneth, who, like Addison, also hides her true appearance and struggles to trust anyone. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance ae' and nothing less than destiny ae' has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.

Reviews

Praise for Dean Koontz:

'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler'
The Times

'A terrific pursuit story ... clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting'
Guardian

'There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale ... a read-in-one-go novel'
Independent on Sunday

'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying'
The New York Times

About the Author

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since.

His first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband's writing career. Dean and Gerda Koontz along with their dog, Trixie, live in southern California.

His books are published in 38 languages, a figure that currently increases more than 17 million copies per year.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Dean Koontz

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Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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9780007518012

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