Friday, January 18, 2019
The Night Window, Jane Hawk #5
Although I didn't read the first novel in this series, I've read each of the four following novels.
About the series: Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for contemporary thrillers. Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk's resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the "Arcadian" conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the "adjusted" people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America's future, Jane will require all her resources--and more--as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.
When reviews call the books suspenseful and categorize the series as thrillers--there is no exaggeration. Your heart will speed up, your grip on the book or e-reader tighten, and you will wonder if you can continue. Sometimes, I had to get up and walk around before coming back to see what happened next in each of the four books I read.
The Night Window won't be released until May, but if you are interested in this series, you have time to check out the earlier books and see what you think.
The Night Window is the concluding book, and I sped through it. Here is another one of those reading dilemmas: do you want the series to end? --yes, I want a conclusion and no, I'm not ready for the characters to abandon me. So...now it has ended, and I'm left with both satisfaction and a little sadness.
Suspense/Thriller. May 14, 2019. Print length: 432 pages.