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Darkfall by Dean Koontz

Darkfall (1984)

by Dean Koontz

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A masterful monster story with deaths mounting up and a male and female team of detectives trying to determine the culprit which is turning its attention their way. Carefully drawn characters and a thoroughly vile villain. The threat is revved up by having everything occur in one night as a winter blizzard rages. Great story. ( )
  NickHowes | Apr 20, 2016 |
meh ( )
  Mrdrewk | Dec 2, 2014 |
A pretty good read. The voodoo angle made it more interesting. Rebecca was actually a pretty interesting character, but Jack was a bit too good to be true. Fast-paced, entertaining. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 19, 2014 |
3.5 stars. A gang family in New York is being murdered one by one, and the police can’t quite figure out how it’s being done, let alone who is doing it. One of the police on the case, Jack, is considering that voodoo might involved somehow, despite his partner, Rebecca’s, refusal to consider that possibility.

It was good. For a while, I found it a little bit slow, but it really picked up during the last third of the book or so. I listened to part of it on audio, but read most of it. The audio was quite good; especially while walking alone in the dark at night… :-) ( )
  LibraryCin | Jul 13, 2014 |
Small creatures resurrected from hell scaring and killing specified people by a Voodoo Witch Doctor bent on seeking revenge. Great read. Always full of action and never a dull moment. This is one of Koontz' finer writings in my estimation. Kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat. You'll never be able to sleep in the dark again. ( )
  gdill | May 16, 2013 |
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Holy men tell us life is a mystery. They embrace that concept happily. But some mysteries bite and bark and come to get you in the dark. --The Book of Counted Sorrows
A rain of shadows, a storm, a squall! Daylight retreats; night swallows all. If good is bright, if evil is gloom, high evil walls the world entombs. Now comes the end, the drear, Darkfall. --The Book of Counted Sorrows
Because the original door prize was too hard to accomplish, this book is dedicated to some good neighbors--Oliviero and Becky Migneco, Jeff and Bonnie Paymar--with the sincere hope that a mere dedication is an acceptable substitute. (At least this way, there's much less chance of a lawsuit!)
I owe special thanks to Mr. Owen West for giving me the opportunity to publish this variation on a theme under my by-line.
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Penny Dawson woke and heard something moving furtively in the dark bedroom.
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A blizzard brings a city to a standstill-and ushers in an evil that defies imagination.

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Terror strikes when four hideously disfigured corpses are discovered over the course of four days.

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