A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
I very much need to be dead.
These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. In the aftermath, his widow, Jane Hawk, does what all her grief, fear, and fury demands: find the truth, no matter what.
People of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have been committing suicide in surprising numbers. When Jane seeks to learn why, she becomes the most-wanted fugitive in America. Her powerful enemies are protecting a secret so important so terrifying that they will exterminate anyone in their way.
But all their power and viciousness may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
Ok, I am bias. I love Dean Koontz and I have yet to read one of his books that I did not enjoy. This one was no different. You have a gutsy, on leave, FBI agent that has gone completely off the grid in order to figure out why all these people are suddenly committing suicide. She gets started on this because her own husband with no warning at all committed suicide. Nick (her husband) had no prior depression or signs of mental issues that would make him commit suicide. Once Nick committed suicide Jane goes on a investigation as to why to clear his name and comes across a horrible reality. Someone or some group have developed a way to “program” humans into doing what they want them to do and the consequences are horrifying.
Jane is on the run in the investigation trying to stay one step ahead of “Them” in order not to be killed or have her little boy, who is safely tucked away and hidden, raped and sold into slavery. You can barely put this book down due to the fact of how enthralling and engaging it is. You will wanna bite your nails with the suspense, cry with Jane over the losses she has, & feel the guilt of having to use other people in ways she is not comfortable with. I can not wait to finish reading book number two (The Whispering Room) and I have received a review copy of the third book (The Crooked Staircase) for a review.
If you like Dean Koontz or a hard core mystery then you need to read this book. I did not receive this book for any review, I just bought it cause like Stephen King, Diana Gabaldon, Jean Auel, and Anne Rice I automatically buy all Dean Koontz’s books because they have always been such a wonderful, engaging read.