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Midnight by Dean Koontz
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Midnight (original 1989; edition 1989)

by Dean Koontz (Author)

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In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise." Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair-bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see. Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove. Chrissie Foster, a resourceful eleven-year-old, running from her parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them. Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.… (more)
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Title:Midnight
Authors:Dean Koontz (Author)
Info:Berkley (1997), Edition: Reissue, 480 pages
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In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise." Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives. Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair-bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see. Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove. Chrissie Foster, a resourceful eleven-year-old, running from her parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them. Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.
  Gmomaj | Sep 14, 2021 |
I'm a huge fan of Mr. Koontz, and Midnight did not disappoint. This book was an interesting mix of horror and science fiction and included all the needed characters to pull it off: Sam Booker-the tortured hero, Tessa Lockland-the beautiful and brave girl, Chrissie Foster-the spunky teenager, Shaddack-the megalomaniac bad-guy, and Moose-the brighter-than-average canine. I love Mr. Koontz's imagination and his mastery of the English language. Nobody can describe a human's amalgamation with a computer quite like Dean Koontz. The book’s message that life is messy but worth living shines like a beacon through the foggy nights of Moonlight Cove. ( )
  PaulaGalvan | Aug 20, 2021 |
Not bad, but just didn't engage me like some other horror genre writers do. I can only cautiously recommend this to generalized horror genre fans. As for me, I like writers like Edward Lee a whole lot more... ( )
  scottcholstad | Jan 14, 2020 |
In Moonlight Cove, California, something odd is going on. People are changing. 11-year old Chrissie has seen her parents change, and now has to run from them. Tessa is in town to find out what really killed her sister; the police said she committed suicide, but Tessa knows that can't be what happened. Sam is with the FBI, in Moonlight Cove, undercover, to see if he can find out what is happening in the small town with too many disappearances for the size of the town.

I think this is one of Koontz's better ones that I've read. It pulled me in from the start and seemed to go, go, go throughout. I was on the edge of my seat through most of the book and just wanted to keep reading. ( )
  LibraryCin | Apr 24, 2019 |
Midnight
4 Stars

Strong start with a good premise about people who begin behaving violently for no apparent reason.

The ultimate explanation is a bit far fetched and there are some very disturbing scenes that may be off putting for some. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
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Where eeri figures caper
to some midnight music
that only they can hear.
-The Book of Counted Sorrows
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To Ed and Pat Thomas
of the Book Carnival,
who are such nice people
that sometimes I suspect
they're not really human
but aliens from
another, better world
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Janice Capshaw liked to run at night.
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All men failed from time to time, and often the fault lay not in the man himself but in the role of fate.
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In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise." Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths. They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair-bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see. Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove. Chrissie Foster, a resourceful eleven-year-old, running from her parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them. Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.

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