The Door to December

The Door to December

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz takes readers into the darkest recesses of the human mind--and into the tempest of a father's obsession. A call in the middle of the night summoned psychiatrist Laura McCaffrey out into the rain-swept streets of Los Angeles. The police had found her husband-beaten to death. But what of her daughter, Melanie, whom he had kidnapped six years earlier? At the brutal murder scene, the police lead Laura into her husband's makeshift lab--and open the door to a rising tide of terror that has trapped Melanie in its midst...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 109.22 x 170.18 x 45.72mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0451205421
  • 9780451205421
  • 264,461

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"First-rate suspense, scary and stylish."--Los Angeles Times 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 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
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About Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
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32,056 ratings
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4 34% (11,004)
3 26% (8,177)
2 5% (1,729)
1 1% (338)
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