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Winter Moon by Dean Koontz

Winter Moon

by Dean Koontz

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This book was "meh". The beginning was pretty good but the ending just dragged on. The climax seemed to last forever. Good plot though. Characters ok. More cops from Mr. Koontz as usual. Good for a casual read. ( )
  TheReadingMermaid | Feb 9, 2018 |
I love Dean Koontz's books because you just never know what his rich imagination is going to come up with...but whatever it is it's always a huge surprise. This is one of the scariest books that he's written in all of the years I have had the pleasure of reading his works. Usually there is a suspenseful story with some horror moments thrown in....this one has a dark undertone with both gory and psychological horror from the start to finish.

The book is actually two stories in parallel... Jack McGarvey, a cop, and his family in Los Angeles, and Eduardo Fernandez...Jack's deceased partner's father who lives on a ranch in Montana. Sometimes these two part stories clash and go off in different directions but Dean Koontz has managed to bring them together clean and neatly into an explosive ending. Anyone that is a fan of horror and the supernatural will want to make friends with not only this book... but the rest of this author's offerings. ( )
  Carol420 | Oct 20, 2017 |
Great storytelling as an LA cop moves his family to an unexpected inheritance, a house deep in the woods, but one besieged by a mysterious enemy. Marked, as usual, by Koontz's great writing, pacing, and an ability to come up with a story unlike his previous work. ( )
  NickHowes | Jul 19, 2016 |
Don't remember it in enough detail to review fairly. Just wanted to note so I don't pick it up again by accident :)
  LauraCerone | May 26, 2016 |
Weak story of Aliens (in the form of Octopi) with telepathic powers who occupy the Montana ranch of a newly moved in family (Dad, Mom, son) from LA. Aspects of the "Shining" though this is a much inferior work. ( )
  starkravingmad | Mar 21, 2015 |
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Beaches, surfers, California girls.
Wind scented with fabulous dreams.
Bougainvillea, groves of oranges.
Stars are born, everything gleams.

A weather change.  Shadows fall.
New scent upon the wind -- deay.
Cocaine, Uzis, drive-by shootings.
Death is a banker.  Everyone pays.
--The Book of Counted Sorrows
To Gerda, who knows a thousand reasons why, with much love
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Death was driving an emerald-green Lexus.
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Originally published in a slightly different version as "Invasion", under the pseudonym "Aaron Wolfe"
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Renamed from an early Dean Koontz (aka Aaron Wolfe) story called Invasion.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553582933, Mass Market Paperback)

Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown—and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one—living or dead—is safe.

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Jack McGarvey, an LA cop is still in disability months after a madman guns him down. He longs to move his family to a more peaceful place. The McGarveys find salvation when they inherit a sprawling Montana ranch, unaware of the terror that lies in wait for them.… (more)

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