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By The Light of the Moon Book Review

Updated on May 5, 2016

Light of the Moon

Join Me and Read By the Light of the Moon

Dean Koontz is one of my favorite suspense mystery authors. I bought this book a few years ago with the intention to read it. I have read many Dean Koontz books and love the way he builds his stories with the many plot turns and twist. Why had I forgotten this book is beyond me. It has been sitting on my bookshelf, crying out for me to pick it up.

Why have I forgotten this book? Perhaps, I have been going with the excuse, "I don't have time."

Why do I want to read this book? Simple...I would like to see how this book measures up to the type of Dean Koontz books that I have read. Since I am an online junkie, it would only make sense to have some friends join me in this offline adventure.

The best part about this book club is we don't have to leave our homes and sit around drinking coffee or soda. Though that might be fun. We can sit at the beach, relax in the backyard or stretch out on lazy boy. There is no time frame involved, no other books to read (unless you have a suggestion), just people with similar interest who happen to be Dean Koontz fans or are curious about the book.

Won't you please join me in a good read with "By The Light of the Moon" by Dean Koontz?

(Mini review at the bottom.)

By the Light of the Moon (Dean Koontz)

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Love to! I will be checking back adding my reviews.

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    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I love this book. The super hero nut in my loved that Koontz wrote something like this. I'll read it again.

    • rewards4life info 6 years ago

      I'll join you, I love Dean Koontz and this is new to me.

    • catfreak 7 years ago

      Love Dean Koontz!! At some point, I am sure I will read this book, it's just a matter of when! Great lens!

    • Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      You hit on my favorite author, I have almost all his books. Even one that is signed by him! I might just have to get this one out again!

    • LoKackl 7 years ago

      Looks great!

    • squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Dean Koonz is a great author...this one has been added to my fictional reading list. Thanks!

    • anonymous 7 years ago

      It sounds like an interesting book so I'll join you. :)

    Sorry, I would rather wait for the movie.

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      • Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

        I know Dean Koontz is very popular but it is not my genre.

      • julieannbrady 7 years ago

        Hope you don't mind, but I want to see the movie first and then consider reading the book. Enjoy it! Be anxious to hear your review afterwards.

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      A Synopsis of By the Light of the Moon

      Dylan O'Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He's on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious "doctor," injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him...or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee-before the doctor's enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police.

      Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life...and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery-and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep's path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they'll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly's classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air.

      BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us—a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.

      What Others are Saying

      "Koontz seems to know us, our deepest foibles and fears." -USA Today

      "Surefire plotting and a roster of characters built out of painful tragedies make the pages move...Koontz has a touching faith in the human spirit."-People

      My Mini Review on By the Light of the Moon

      By the Light of the Moon is worth the read. Out of 5 stars, I would give it 4. It was a suspenseful novel and I found that I couldn’t put it down. Though it had a conclusive ending, it was predictable and a little disappointing. The three main characters were brought together by a sinister doctor. Like most suspense novels, we find that the chain of events has been planned out and there is some kind of relationship between the evil and the good.

      This is my personal opinion. What did you think of the ending? Be my guest reviewer. Send me an email and your review without giving away the story.

      Dean Koontz Collection

      Dean Koontz Novels and Movies

      On Amazon you will see a number of Dean Koontz books and movies made from his books.

      Check out Dean Koontz works in novels and film here

      © 2009 Sandy Mertens

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          Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

          I'm actually reading three books at once right now, so I won't be able to join you on this one, I'm afraid. But I like how you did the lens. And it sounds like a book I'd eventually pick up.

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          Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

          I am a Dean Koontz fan. I have read just about every one of his books, and loved at least half of them. Not really enough time to read right now either, but I will keep this one on my list. :)

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          Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

          I'm afraid I can't read suspense novels. I just can't handle the suspense. i seem to have an abnormal emotional reaction to suspense or violence, which is why I can't watch most movies. I can read John Grisham, but that's about all I can handle, and sometimes I have trouble with that.

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          WhiteOak50 7 years ago

          You did a fantastic job putting this lens together! Wow, I see a lot of things that I did wrong on mine :0( Anyway, to be honest the only books I read are books on topics that I am studying at the time. If I was into suspense novels, this lens has enough information on it that would lead me to reading this book, without a doubt! Will you redo my lens? (smiles) I am joking, but you did a great job! Fav'ed, 5*

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          Robin S 7 years ago from USA

          I love Dean Koontz.

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          Frankie Kangas 7 years ago from California

          Love his books. Haven't read this one and will definitely add it to my list for later. I have an overwhelming stack of books to-be-read right now. Bear hugs, Frankie

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          Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

          Sounds like I ought to check this one out for sure!

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          AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

          Never read any of his books but I may give this one a try.

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          squid-janices7 7 years ago

          Love Dean Koontz and looking forward to giving this book a read some day. Great lens!

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          sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

          heard about dean koontz but not yet read him. i'll check this one. very good presentation sandy, best of luck

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          Joan4 7 years ago

          Adding this one to my list! I have so many I want to read! Great review!

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          Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

          Nice looking lens!

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          sittonbull 7 years ago

          My SIL has loaded me up with Koontz books to read, and I love to read, but my reading time is limited and usually goes to Lamour, Cussler and McDonald among a few others. Koontz is very well presented by you in this lens and you do make "By the Light of the Moon" sound enticing.

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          Holley Web 7 years ago

          I can't wait to see what you think of this book! Let me know!

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          religions7 7 years ago

          Great review - almost as if you've already read it :) blessed by a squidangel today.

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          cappuccino136 7 years ago

          Sounds like an intriguing book. Unfortunately there are too many things on my reading list right now. I hope this novel meets your expectations.

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          Wendy Henderson 7 years ago from PA

          I'll be looking forward to reading the reviews. Love the lens! :)

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          Marelisa 7 years ago

          This book sounds great: one minute your life is fine and the next you're infected with something that might kill you and you're being followed by people in overcoats. I guess anyone's life can change dramatically in just an instant. I'll add it to my reading list.

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          Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

          Great lens for a good book Sandy, and one awesome author. Dean Koontz is my favorite!

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          Sniff It Out 7 years ago

          Dean Koonz is one of those authors that I always meant to get around to reading some of their work. This sounds quite good so I will add it to my books to read list!

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          Andy 7 years ago from London, England

          Great idea for a lens. I have several other books to read first, but I shall add this to my list.

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          tdove 7 years ago

          Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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          Adrienne Jenkins 7 years ago

          I love that the Dean Koontz picture with his dog makes him look calm and peaceful unlike the suspense and havoc that ensues in his books.

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          capriliz lm 7 years ago

          Dean Koontz always writes a good book. Nice job Sandy!

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          ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

          I love Koontz, work but I haven't read this one. Unfortunately I have a bunch of books ahead of it.

          Thanks for sharing.


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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This book sucks it makes no sense when he starts helping people it is the most confusing book ever but his other books are excellent an d are suspensefull. I really expected more out of the book

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          Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          [in reply to Robert] It isn't one of his better books. I don't agree that it sucks. But compared to his other books, it was a bit of a let down. My mini review is at the bottom.

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          jennysue19 7 years ago

          not my usual genre of books, and wouldn't pay full price for it, but if I saw it in a book sale or charity shop I might be moved to pick it up having read this review and give it a try. I like the way you did the paragraph headings in this lens

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

          I haven't read this one either! I will have to check it out. I always love a good book recommendation. Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens

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          Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

          I used to read a lot of Koontz and this one sounds good, too.

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          rewards4life info 6 years ago

          So I've just added a new title to my "to read" pile. I love Dean Koontz and so far have worked my way through about 15 or so but this is new to me. Thanks for the review it has helped me decide to buy it. Top marks.

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          Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

          Not one of his best but still leaps and bounds ahead of some of his newer novels in my opinion although his Frankenstein series was a fun read.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I think Shep is one of my favorite characters of all time. I've worked with several individuals with autism, and it was nice to see a character handled in a positive, and often truthful way. The ending was a bit abrupt to me, but I think I'll read it again, with a nice piece of cake. I don't ike shapy foods either.

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