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.
"Koontz ratchets up the tension....[A] pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Hitchcock and Cornell Woolrich." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
never read the book. i can not see well enough to read. i loved the audio version!
i found the motivation for the whole kidnapping interesting. there were different motives for the kidnapping for some of the kidnappers and the catalyst of the whole crime had a completely different motive.
anson and mitch in the laundryroom.
brotherly love is not always reality.
figuring out why the whole thing happened was the most interesting thing for me. i found the plot to be very clever. koontz gets a five for this one! the reader was great!
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 ...
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
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.
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.
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.
Oh please give us something exciting! It took me 3 weeks to finally finish listening to this book because I was forever falling asleep when I tried listening to it. The ONLY reason I made myself listen to the whole thing was so that I could give it a (bad) review!
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