Darkest Evening of the Year, The

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Bantam Books, 2008 - California, Southern - 461 pages
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Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie, ominous, and invasive incidents.

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Still, his writing is very lyrical and enjoyable. - Goodreads
This ending was NOT on my list of good endings. - Goodreads
The writing is so lyrical, so tight. - Goodreads
Prose: Same problems as he's been having for years. - Goodreads
Dan Kootz is an excellent writer. - Overstock.com
The ending in particular felt forced and rushed. - Goodreads

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Each chapter is a thread. Each thread is a different color and texture. As I read I kept waiting for the threads to come together and make a tapestry. Problem is ... about half way through the book I ... Read full review

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This is only the second Dean Koontz book that I have read, and I gave it three stars only because it was compelling, despite its flaws. I believe it is often the case that the flaws with a book are as ... Read full review

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