By Dean Koontz
Within the past due summer time of an extended in the past 12 months, a killer arrived in a small urban. His identify was once Alton Turner Blackwood, and within the area of some months he brutally murdered 4 households. His savage spree ended purely while he himself used to be killed by way of the final survivor of the final kinfolk, a fourteen-year-old boy.
part a continent away and 20 years later, a person is murdering households back, recreating
intimately Blackwood’s crimes. murder detective John Calvino is bound that his personal family—his spouse and 3 children—will be ambitions within the fourth crime, simply as his mom and dad and sisters have been sufferers on that far-off evening while he was once fourteen and killed their slayer.
As a detective, John is a guy of cause who offers in chilly evidence. yet a unprecedented event convinces him that typically dying isn't really a one-way trip, that usually the useless return.
this is ghost tale like no different you've learn. within the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to existence a family members that will be your personal, in a struggle for his or her survival opposed to an adversary extra malevolent than any he has but created, with their very own domestic the battleground. Of all his acclaimed novels, none exceeds What the evening Knows in strength, in chilling suspense, and in sheer spell binding storytelling.
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The flashlight beam did not quiver on the mahogany floor. In the sidelights that flanked the front door, the panes of glass were nearly as dark as the wooden muntins that separated them from one another. The sun had sunk far down the gullet of the storm. John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open.
Longer than you would believe, Johnny. ” “It matters to me,” John Calvino said. Pulses of lightning brightened the windows, and fat beads of rain quivered down the panes, leaving a tracery of arteries that throbbed on the glass with each bright palpitation. “I killed my mother first, in her wheelchair in the kitchen. She was getting a carton of milk from the refrigerator. ” Billy stopped rolling his head, but he continued to face the ceiling, eyes still closed. His mouth hung open. He raised his hands to his chest and slid them slowly down his torso.
John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open. Bedclothes had been neatly turned down, but Sandra had died before retiring for the night. No one, with or without bells, waited there. John had no interest in any remaining ground-floor rooms.