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Shattered by Dean R. Koontz

Shattered (original 1973; edition 1993)

by Dean R. Koontz

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Authors:Dean R. Koontz
Info:Berkley Publishing Group (1993), Mass Market Paperback
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Shattered by Dean Koontz (1973)



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By K.RDwyer (Dean R.Koontz)

If you can't win 'em, chase 'em....so this story begins. Colin and Courtney have begun a new life together and have found a new place across the country. Courtney has gone ahead to get everything ready, Colin and Alex, Courtneys brother will follow driving from Philly to San Francisco.
The trip begins as fun......until they see a van, always close begin....getting closer and closer......they realize he knows their entire itinerary and he will not lose sight of them....
The man, armed with an ax and a vengeance knows following them will lead him to Courtney...whom he lost to Colin. But he only knows the city, San Francisco, not the exact address......
Will Alex and Colin male it to San Francisco? Read this page turner to.find out. ( )
  over.the.edge | Sep 16, 2018 |
The story to shattered is nothing out of the ordinary, not cunning or fantastic in any way. It's just an ordinary tale like many others. What makes this book good, is the way that an ordinary tale has been told.

Koontz writes in a very natural way. There's no pretentious sentences, no attempt to be smart or brilliant, no corny people or events, he just tells you the story - plain and simple. The characters and story are so down to earth and believable that you don't even have to try to believe in them - you just do.

It's hard to see, just by staring at the words, why Koontz's prose are so natural and flowing, but they are. This is a good entertaining read. ( )
  peterjameswest | Nov 21, 2014 |
A really good short novel -- one of Koontz' early works. Maybe not quite as polished as his later stuff, but displays all the suspense and tension that he further developed later on. The relationship between the two "boys" is exceptional and it also does a good job of defining the times -- the long-haired hippie in the back woods town. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 23, 2014 |
SUMMARY: As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Alex Doyle is journeying from Philadelphia the San Francisco in his new Thunderbird to join Courtney, his recent bride, and start a new life. Travelling with him is Colin, Courtney's eleven year old brother, who being orphaned will be living with them, making the trip together seemed like a good opportunity to get to know one another.

But someone is following them, they notice the van soon after they leave Philadelphia, they make jokes about it, but soon the jokes turn to horror as they realise the driver of the van really is after them, and not with good intentions.

This early novel by Dean Koontz dating from 1972 orginally published under the pen name K R Dwyer, is a relatively short read, but it is not short on tension or drama, and it will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can turn them. Both Alex and Colin are well drawn characters, and Colin especially will win hearts as the slightly frail but very intelligent bespectacled boy trying hard to grow up. The interaction between Alex and Colin is every bit as much part of the story as the chase. ( )
  presto | Apr 24, 2012 |
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Driving from Philadelphia to San Francisco, to join his fiancee, Courtney, Alex is followed by someone who also wants to see Courtney, who knows Alex's exact route, and who wants Alex dead.

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