What the Night Knows: A Novel

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Bantam Books, 2011 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Police detective John Calvino is visiting the confines of a state hospital to interrogate Lucas, a mentally disturbed fourteen-year-old who's just confessed to a horrific crime. The boy seems wiser than his years - and eerily knowledgeable about a similar crime that occurred in John's hometown some twenty years ago. Later that night, reunited with his family, John cannot shake the uneasy feeling that there's an unseen presence in the house with them. As the signs of haunting begin to increase, darkness descends over the once happy family. But nothing can prepare John for the dread that will grip him thirty-three days later, when a multiple murder confirms his suspicions. Crimes from the distant past have started to repeat themselves, and, John knows, they will culminate on the night of his son's fourteenth birthday - when a killer John thought he had long ago vanquished returns to exact his revenge at last.

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About the author (2011)

Besteslling author Dean Koontz was born 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 this own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street and Innocence.

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