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Shadowfires

An unbelievably tense and spine-chilling horror

By Dean Koontz

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In Shadowfires, acclaimed author Dean Koontz writes a thrilling novel of a woman, a murderous presence and her fight for survival.

What do you do when there's nowhere left to run?

Dean Koontz's Shadowfires is a thrilling horror story of jealousy, danger and the fight for survival. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben.

'Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... 'Serious' writers... might do well to examine his technique' - The New York Times Book Review

Rachael Leben's violently possessive ex-husband, Eric, hideously mangled in a freak accident, is dead. But his body has disappeared from the city morgue.

Now someone, or something, is watching Rachael. Calling her. Stalking her. And though no one will believe her, she knows who it is; that his walking corpse is a grotesque mockery of life, and his brilliant, warped mind, once again 'alive', is seething with jealous rage, seeking an unspeakable revenge.

What readers are saying about Shadowfires:

'This book is a 'once-you-start-you-can't-put-it-down' exhilarating reading experience'

'This novel is exceptionally brilliant'

'This book is entertaining, spine-tingling, and utterly terrifying as the possibilities become ever more real...'

Biographical Notes

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.

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  • Publication date: 06 Dec 2012
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Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... 'Serious' writers... might do well to examine his technique — The New York Times Book Review
Dean Koontz has always boldly gone where no other fiction writer has even considered going before. As ever, the writing is fluid, the dynamic taut and the relationships between characters compulsive — The Times
Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it — Sunday Telegraph
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
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
[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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