Despite her deformed left leg and withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani's effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation that the girl dares not express. Leilani's mother is little more than a child herself, and her stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now "gone to the stars".
While the child-protection bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away into the night. So Micky sets out across America to find them: for the first time living for something bigger than herself. One Door Away from Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom that will have listeners cheering.
©1991 Dean Koontz; (P)1991 Random House, Inc.
Dean Koontz vividly sees the beauty and dispair in this world. This novel touched me. His dialogue is inspired. He weaves together plots to culminate in just the right way. Through sci-fi he represents answers to why a Trump can resonate with some and how hope through someone like Pope Francis can come along at just the right time to lead by example
Hard to follow for a bit, but it eventually comes together. really made me think about how people interact with one another and how easy it is to judge weekday we don't know.
Beautiful story. Koontz dialogue and writing are beautiful to read.He really makes you feel like you are there. It is an amazing story. I see some reviews where people say they figured it out early. I think you might figure out the basic ending, but not all the details. It is very exciting down to the end. Just an amazing, wonderful book.
Yes. There are multiple stories all gong on at the same time. During one chapter, you will get to a very climatic point, then the next chapter will be about another part of the story. It's keeps you on the edge of you seat. You want to read more and more.
The voices. A feeling of being there and experiencing what the characters are doing and experiencing.
In the top Five. It was good from start to finish.
There were several. My favorite was at the end when they get saved from the fire.
Not sure. She does a great job.
Hmmm.... Not sure.
i love listening to stories in my car!
It took me about 4 hours to get use to the reader
I didn't like her at all!
After the 4 hours I grew accustomed to her and really enjoyed the rest of the book
Of course I love Dean Koontz ! Awesome writer
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