Review: Your Heart Belongs to Me By: Dean Koontz
As a Dean Koontz fan I am always interested in reading his books and must say the latest not only made me adore him even more, but respect him for the craftiness his latest character portrayed.
By his mid thirties Ryan Perry is highly regarded and made a fortune with his Internet social-networking site, regardless of his upbringing. An ideal life seems to lie ahead of him-- until he discovers that he has cardiomyopathy and will die within a year unless he receives a heart transplant. A match is found, and a year later, he is healthy once more, but then the weirdness begins. Ryan who once enjoyed taking risks, mastering his skills both at work and surf boarding and very much in love with Samantha, an aspiring writer is now haunted by weird occurrences that only keep messing with his head.
Ryan then struggles with telling Samantha the news and once he does it not only tests their love for one another but helps them cope with the inevitable the best way they know how. How Koontz implemented my favorite poet into this book really thrilled me as I am also a diehard Edgar Allen Poe fan. This book not only deserves high props for being exceptionally constructed and put together, but an absolute high five for keeping things as interesting as only Dean Koontz can. The man’s imagination is a pure joy and as psychologically complex as they can get when placed on paper and I can’t wait to simply give this one a second read.
Among my past favorites were the “Frankenstein trilogy, Sole Survivor, The Husband and Midnight.” Dean Koontz, born July 9th, 1945 has been writing since his senior year in college where he won an Atlantic Fiction competition and since then has continued writing and sold 400,000,000 copies of his books. Which are published in 38 languages and increases by more than 17 million copies a year.
I am honored to be writing this piece about one of my favorite authors, and having it published just a few days shy of his 64th birthday is truly a treat. May he continue to give his readers what he’s successfully done throughout the years and may we always be blessed with exceptional talents for many years to come…
Courtesy of Dean Koontz Official Website
#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human nature—and the anarchy simmering just beneath society’s surface—as a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice...
Bestselling novelist Cullen “Cubby” Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children’s book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed “Spooky,” and a non-collie named Lassie, who’s all but part of the family.
So Cubby knows he shouldn’t let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him—even if it does appear in the nation’s premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she’d tell Cubby to ignore them, too.
Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career—or a life.
But Shearman Waxx isn’t what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn’t take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life.
Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish—and of those who would tear those bonds asunder.
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