False Memory

False Memory : A thriller that plays tricks with your mind...

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Martie Rhodes, a happily married, successful video games designer, takes an agoraphobic friend to therapy sessions twice a week. Each trip is a grim ordeal, but the experience has brought the two friends even closer together. Then, one morning, Martie experiences a brief, irrational but disquieting fear of... her shadow. When autophobia - one of the rarest and most intriguing phobias known to psychology - is diagnosed, suddenly, radically her life changes, and her future looks dark. Martie's husband, Dusty, loves her profoundly, and is desperate to understand the cause of her autophobia. But as he comes closer to the terrible truth, Dusty himself starts showing signs of a psychological disorder even more frightening than that afflicting Martie...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 56mm | 381.02g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747258341
  • 9780747258346
  • 607,099

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`A fast-paced read` Mail on Sunday `This is a book to keep you awake reading long into the night, but for once not afraid to turn out the light... Nice one, Mr Koontz` The Times `Koontz has bridged the commercial gap between the occultism of Stephen King and the scientism of Michael Crichton` Publishers Weekly `Masterfully styled, serious entertainment. These are Koontz`s great years` Kirkus Reviews Praise for SOLE SURVIVOR `Koontz can really spook, and his dialogue and pacing rival the best` New York Post `Koontz is working right where popular culture swells into something larger, just as it did for Homer, Shakespeare and Dickens. He`s got the gift` The Weekend Australian `Plausibly chilling... Koontz at his best` Express on Sunday `Koontz presents a unique fictional world well-grounded in convincing detail. Readers will be riveted to the narrative. Koontz`s familiar theme of life`s victims surviving the odds emerges here as forcefully as it does in SOLE SURVIVOR and INTENSITY, but Snow`s physical limitations give it a more dangerous and intriguing edge` Publishers Weekly `Fast and furious... like a hospital trolley on a toboggan run` Mail on Sunday Praise for FEAR NOTHING `A moral fable for the turn of the millennium, an engagingly written, hugely entertaining parable for our times` The Times `Koontz presents a unique fictional world well-grounded in convincing detail. Readers will be riveted to the narrative. Koontz`s familiar theme of life`s victims surviving the odds emerges here as forcefully as it does in SOLE SURVIVOR and INTENSITY, but Snow`s physical limitations give it a more dangerous and intriguing edge` * Publishers Weekly * `He combines rich, evocative prose, some of the warmest - and also some of the most despicable - characters to be found in fiction, technical speculations that seem to come directly from today`s headlines and a sense of on-the-edge-of-the-seat pacing to create thrillers that are not just convincing, but thought-provoking as well` Mystery Scene `Fast and furious... like a hospital trolley on a toboggan run` * Mail on Sunday * `A master of the thriller genre` Washington Post `Koontz`s art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it` Sunday Telegraph `A moral fable for the turn of the millennium, an engagingly written, hugely entertaining parable for our times` * The Times * `Koontz`s style bleaches out cliches while showing a genius for detail` Publishers Weekly `He combines rich, evocative prose, some of the warmest - and also some of the most despicable - characters to be found in fiction, technical speculations that seem to come directly from today`s headlines and a sense of on-the-edge-of-the-seat pacing to create thrillers that are not just convincing, but thought-provoking as well` * Mystery Scene * `Koontz redefines suspense` The Times `A master of the thriller genre` * Washington Post * `Koontz`s art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it` * Sunday Telegraph * GENERAL`Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler` The Times 'A compulsive nail-biter of a thriller-cum-love story that will satisfy Koontz's legion of fans' Caravan Magazine `Koontz`s style bleaches out cliches while showing a genius for detail` * Publishers Weekly * 'A very readable, fairly ingenious and completely preposterous story' Mail On Sunday `Koontz redefines suspense` * The Times * PRAISE FOR FALSE MEMORY `Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler` * The Times *show more

About Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.show more

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`Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler` The Timesshow more

Rating details

38,245 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 30% (11,593)
4 36% (13,742)
3 26% (9,919)
2 6% (2,244)
1 2% (747)
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