Watchers

Watchers

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A "superior thriller"(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods. That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind's darkest creation...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 106.68 x 193.04 x 43.18mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0425188809
  • 9780425188804
  • 45,145

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Praise for Watchers

"A suspenseful page-turner...Koontz gives us characters we can care about...and enough tension to satisfy any thrill-seeker."-The Cincinnati Post

"A winner. Give this one a straight 10 right across the board."-The San Francisco Examiner

"The suspense holds to the end."-The New York Times

"A glorious hit...a superior thriller that makes the implausible seem all too possible...Koontz weaves a tight plot, full of twists and complications."-Oakland Press

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
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Praise for Watchers "A suspenseful page-turner...Koontz gives us characters we can care about...and enough tension to satisfy any thrill-seeker."--The Cincinnati Post

"A winner. Give this one a straight 10 right across the board."--The San Francisco Examiner

"The suspense holds to the end."--The New York Times

"A glorious hit...a superior thriller that makes the implausible seem all too possible...Koontz weaves a tight plot, full of twists and complications."--Oakland Press

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 "A suspenseful page-turner...Koontz gives us characters we can care about...and enough tension to satisfy any thrill-seeker."--The Cincinnati Post
"A winner. Give this one a straight 10 right across the board."--The San Francisco Examiner
"The suspense holds to the end."--The New York Times
"A glorious hit...a superior thriller that makes the implausible seem all too possible...Koontz weaves a tight plot, full of twists and complications."--Oakland Press
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 A suspenseful page-turner Koontz gives us characters we can care about and enough tension to satisfy any thrill-seeker. The Cincinnati Post

A winner. Give this one a straight 10 right across the board. The San Francisco Examiner



Watchers gives new meaning to the word terror Koontz s most original novel yet. Erie Times-News (PA)



Watchers is an absorbing, intelligent, and altogether touching book. West Coast Review of Books



If you like suspense, grab dean koontz s Watchers it is utterly chilling. Essex Journal (NJ)



A glorious hit a superior thriller that makes the implausible seem all too possible Koontz weaves a tight plot, full of twists and complications, as he builds up the suspense to the inevitable violent confrontation. Oakland Press



Keeps the reader on the edge of his seat. Keen-edged, insightful thought-provoking. Asbury Park Press



A spine-tingling thriller Readers who are seeking a riveting page-turner should look no further, because Watchers offers an engrossing read with an unusually satisfying conclusion. Chattanooga News-Free Press



One of those rare reading experiences a book I didn t want to end. Rocky Mountain News

An entertaining and exciting book that hooks you early and keeps you turning the pages suspense builds and builds totally enthralling. The Orange County Register



Mind-boggling suspense This sensational book will have you gnashing your teeth at the villain and wiping away your tears as your affection grows for the other characters Watchers never lags for an instant Koontz has learned to cross the barrier between horror and literature and his books have become things of beauty. Ocala Star-Banner



Gripping, intriguing, thoughtful, and fast-paced. Milwaukee Journal



One of the most exciting terror tales of the season marvelously effective as well controlled as it is well written Koontz has our vote as the best now working in his field. Anniston Star (AZ)



Relentless suspense and mounting tension The climax is a stunner. Cape Cod Times



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About Dean R 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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118,607 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 44% (52,405)
4 33% (39,513)
3 18% (21,418)
2 3% (3,921)
1 1% (1,350)
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