One Door Away from Heaven

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 1, 2002 - Fiction - 681 pages
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From a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong sets out on a remarkable quest that will change her forever. She will cross America in a desperate search for nine-year-old Leilani, a disabled but indomitable little girl she has come to love. Leilani has disappeared along with her drug-damaged mother and her threatening stepfather, Preston Maddoc, a fanatical investigator of UFO sightings. Maddoc has claimed that by Leilani's tenth birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better life.

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I hope to do a full review later, but just wanted to say this for now: I've read nearly all of Dean Koontz's books, and this on is my favorite. It's the right combination of great characters, sparkling dialogue, suspense and plotting. If you read no other book by Koontz, read this one. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Dean Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under his own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street, Innocence, The City, and Saint Odd.

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