“The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz forgot to end

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The Silent Corner by Dean KoontzI finished reading my free, pre-published proof of Dean Koontz’s new book, The Silent Corner, to be released on June 6.

I thoroughly enjoyed it….

Until I got to the end.

It simply ended.

It was like Koontz said, “You know. This book is already over 400 pages. I think I’ll just quit. Go do something else.”

The last two chapters, which were a page each, seemed completely disconnected from the book itself and left me wondering what the hell just happened.

After the book ends, Koontz includes 15 pages from his next book, The Whispering Room. Sources indicate that The Silent Corner is the first “Jane Hawk” novel and that The Whispering Room is the second “Jane Hawk” novel. I don’t usually read teasers from future books because I know that I can’t read the book, so what’s the purpose? Because I was so perplexed about how The Silent Corner ended, I thought that maybe, just maybe,  there was something in the 15-page teaser that actually applied to The Silent Corner rather than The Whispering Room. I read about five pages and decided that there wasn’t. Nothing to indicate that The Whispering Room is the sequel to The Silent Corner and will answer all my questions. The only way I even know that it’s the second Jane Hawk novel is because Wikipedia told me so, and said that it’s due to be released in 2018.

Maybe I just missed something.

Or maybe the pre-published proof actually was missing a few pages or chapters.

I don’t know what to do.

Maybe go fly my drone and take sky pictures….

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9 thoughts on ““The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz forgot to end

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      He calls this one a “suspense thriller.” Well, 438 pages were thrilling, and I am in suspense, but those last two pages were crap. I’m hoping someone forgot to bind a few pages or chapter and that the published book will bring me out of suspense. I really don’t want to be suspended until 2018 after reading 440 pages! I deserve better!

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      I have found errors before when reading these pre-published proofs. In one Stephen King re-published proof there were spelling and grammatical errors in virtually every paragraph. I felt sorry for the poor proofreader because either s/he didn’t do the job or it was going to be a tedious job.

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  1. appletonavenue

    How very odd. I enjoy a good Dean Koontz. I’m with you in thinking someone screwed up the last chapters, or they were unfinished at the time of publication. Though you think you’d be warned. I hope you receive satisfaction with the final product. If not, at least you saved me from wasting my time reading 440 pages of a book with no end. It’s like a sneeze that just won’t come. Completely unsatisfying.

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