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The Husband | [Dean Koontz]

The Husband

With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes, and the pulse rate, higher than any other author. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself, and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.
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Publisher's Summary

With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes, and the pulse rate, higher than any other author. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself, and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.

What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?

We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash. Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he's standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.

Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch's wife and he's named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn't care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He's confident that Mitch will find a way.

If he loves his wife enough...Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He's got 72 hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he'll pay a lot more. He'll pay anything.

From its tense opening to its shattering climax, The Husband is a thriller that will hold you in its relentless grip for every twist, every shock, every revelation, until it lets you go, unmistakably changed. This is a Dean Koontz novel, after all. And there's no other experience quite like it.

©2006 Dean Koontz; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Koontz ratchets up the tension....[A] pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Hitchcock and Cornell Woolrich." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Deborah Raleigh, NC, USA 11-27-07
    Deborah Raleigh, NC, USA 11-27-07
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    "The Husband"

    Wow, should have had more faith in the other reviewers. What a waste of time. I thoroughly enjoyed two of the "Odd" books, I hope this author isn't a "one trick pony". Buy something else, even watch the road while your driving other than waste your time.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 10-13-07
    Shirley Oakland, TN, United States 10-13-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Narrator beware"

    The story was good, a little overboard with some descriptions of plants, trees, etc. The narrator was slow, paused in places not appropiate. The story line was also "wordy". This was my first Koontz and I was not impressed.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Flagstaff, AZ, USA 06-08-06
    Deborah Flagstaff, AZ, USA 06-08-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Poorly written"

    Poorly written and poorly narrated. Koontz writes likes he's using a Thesaurus to replace words -- unnecessarily. It would read better if he wasn't trying to impress us with his vocabulary. It would read better if his characters weren't so implausible. It would be hard for any narrator to read this naturally.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lynda blakney pembroke pines, florida, US 07-21-09
    lynda blakney pembroke pines, florida, US 07-21-09 Listener Since 2008
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    "wonderfully performed"

    I like listening to books because I can escape in my mind easily if it is read well ... I enjoyed this book and it was read well it was like I was watching it in my head ...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christy Franklin, IN, USA 06-07-09
    Christy Franklin, IN, USA 06-07-09
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    "Very good read."

    This was a wonderful book. If you like Koontz style this one is absolutely supurb. I liked it alot, and have read more than half of his books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Russell 01-13-09
    Russell 01-13-09 Member Since 2008

    I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.

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    "Good listen"

    Again Koontz writes a great book with an interesting plot, a situation that you can envision yourself in.
    The characters were believable and the pace was well maintained throughout the book.
    I didn't give it 5 stars because I thought the narrator could have done a better job with some of the passages and voice he portrayed for some of the characters.

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    galen leary 10-13-08
    galen leary 10-13-08
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    "Typical Koontz...which is good."

    I feel Koontz works have been only average as of late, but this is better than the previous works.

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    Joanna Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA 01-17-07
    Joanna Nine Mile Falls, WA, USA 01-17-07
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    "Awesome"

    This is a great story and very well read!!!

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    Paul Fountain Valley, CA, United States 09-12-06
    Paul Fountain Valley, CA, United States 09-12-06 Member Since 2001
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    "Not bad if its not your primary book"

    I found that during the book I kept thinking; 'This is happening in 1 day?' hmmm
    It is an interesting concept but it was a little 'wordy'. I had to rewind a couple times because a change of thought happened too quick.

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    Nora Spanaway, Wa 08-16-06
    Nora Spanaway, Wa 08-16-06
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    "Big Time Yawn!"

    I agree with Simon (Luxemborg) I couldn't wait for this book to be finished. I am very disappointed with Koontz's writing this time. He just went on and on about things that had no meaning in the story. And as far as the story being engrossing or exciting as some others pointed out I found it to be neither.
    I just wished I hadn't bought it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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