#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz "pulls out all the stops" (Publishers Weekly) in this haunting psychological thriller...
For thirty-five years, Bruno Frye has lived in the shadow of the adopted mother who made his heart beat with constant fear. And even though she died five years ago, the whispers still haunt him in the dark...enough to make him kill--and kill again.
Hilary Thomas is one of his intended victims. And she's about to learn that even death can't keep a bad man down...
More Praise for Dean Koontz
"Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth."--The Seattle Times
"Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....'Serious' writers...might do well to examine his technique."--The New York Times Book Review
"Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone."--Associated Press
"In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans."--Suspense Magazine
"[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match."--Los Angeles Times
"Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift."--Publishers Weekly