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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 What would you do for love Would you die Would you kill We have your wife You can get her back for two millio. This books contains the funniest simile ever The man character drives his car and is accompanied by The hobgoblins of wind Yes HOBGOBLINS OF WINDOkay so I ve read The Husband when it came out and forgot it entirely Deciding to write a review of it I grabbed a paperback and began to read The Husband is one of those airport books that will keep your attention during the flight but you can leave them on the plane without feeling any guilt Character development is practically nonexistant But it s all about the plot eh The book starts with a bang A gardener s wife is kidnapped and the kidnappers want 2 million dollars Obviously a gardener doesn t have such money but the kidnappers are serious they shoot an innocent passerby just to prove itIt all gets better and better from here As I was reading I kept saying hey Dean it sa not bad not bad at all Sure the characters are bland the villains are bland but who cares it s not a book that you d read for school The tension keeps increasing and our gardener finds himself in situations that neither he nor the reader could have expectedUntil the endKoontz has been carefully building his house of cards to impress the reader but at the very end he gets like whew who gives a crap anyway and blows the whole thing down It crashes painfully and ruins the whole experience Because there s absolutely no need to even try to explain how the gardener got out of the mess he has made He committed various things illegal of course and there are no repercussions All we get is 3 YEARS LATER 1 page epilogue where everyone is happy and sappy Not one word is devoted to any sort of explanation Which one might think would come if there were whole pages devoted to Koontz s philosophy and the whole book was written in his new prose short sentences being interrupted by paragraphs of some new age bullshit Yes describing the inspirational grass is absolutely necessary but satisfying the reader is not You re wondering how Koontz will tie up all the loose ends Here s your answer he doesn t do it at allThis could have been an enjoyable beach read but Koontz decided to write another 50 books that year so he had to call it uits Shame on you Dean The First Partition of Poland raises the stakes and the pulse The Hero of Varay 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 Blackmailed By Daddy read The Husband when it came out and forgot it entirely Deciding to write a उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] review of it I grabbed a paperback and began to Cock Tales read The Husband is one of those airport books that will keep your attention during the flight but you can leave them on the plane without feeling any guilt Character development is practically nonexistant But it s all about the plot eh The book starts with a bang A gardener s wife is kidnapped and the kidnappers want 2 million dollars Obviously a gardener doesn t have such money but the kidnappers are serious they shoot an innocent passerby just to prove itIt all gets better and better from here As I was Son of the Hero reading I kept saying hey Dean it sa not bad not bad at all Sure the characters are bland the villains are bland but who cares it s not a book that you d The Alien Jigsaw read for school The tension keeps increasing and our gardener finds himself in situations that neither he nor the Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning reader could have expectedUntil the endKoontz has been carefully building his house of cards to impress the The Illusion of Gods Presence reader but at the very end he gets like whew who gives a crap anyway and blows the whole thing down It crashes painfully and Folk Tales From The Soviet Union ruins the whole experience Because there s absolutely no need to even try to explain how the gardener got out of the mess he has made He committed various things illegal of course and there are no Not The Hot Chick repercussions All we get is 3 YEARS LATER 1 page epilogue where everyone is happy and sappy Not one word is devoted to any sort of explanation Which one might think would come if there were whole pages devoted to Koontz s philosophy and the whole book was written in his new prose short sentences being interrupted by paragraphs of some new age bullshit Yes describing the inspirational grass is absolutely necessary but satisfying the Pegged and Plugged at the Club reader is not You Tunnel Through Time re wondering how Koontz will tie up all the loose ends Here s your answer he doesn t do it at allThis could have been an enjoyable beach Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 read but Koontz decided to write another 50 books that year so he had to call it uits Shame on you Dean

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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 than life itself He's got seventy two hours to prove it He has to find the two million by then But he'll pay a lot 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 revelationuntil it lets you go unmistakably changed This is a Dean Koontz novel after all And there's no other experience uite like it.. THE HUSBAND Review This could possibly be the last good Dean Koontz novel I only say possibly because I have yet to read RELENTLESS which was published after this one and do not hold high hopes for me liking it Written in 2006 three years after the stellar debut of Pico Mundo s paranormally inclined fry cook THE HUSBAND avoids all the typical Koontz trappings There s no wittysarcastic narrator no uber smart Golden no blond female lead no unrealistic dialogue absolutely zero filler and not a hint of uirky preposterous mustache twirling villainous types There s something truly fresh about this book and I think what stands out the most is Koontz actually managed to scare me again There are than a few scenes from the kidnapped wife s POV that chilled me to the bone One especially terrifying chapter has the kidnapper s voice circling her in the darkness drawing closer drifting away leaning in ebbing sometimes it s so close that she fears he s about to kiss her I m not doing justice to the scene but suffice to say that after reading it I needed a space heater to thaw the blood in my veins I haven t felt that way during a Koontz novel since reading DRAGON TEARS in 1993 and I think that novel only scared me because I was 13 years old Back then Barney the Big Purple Pedophile scared the shit out of me Our main character Mitch is a likable enough guy but by the end of THE HUSBAND he s a broken individual He manages some pretty nasty and twisted things after finding out why his wife was kidnapped If I d been in Mitch s shoes well the song Five Minutes Alone by Pantera comes to mind Needless to say I still rooted for the man Mitch became but I was a tad fearful of him than for him In the last Koontz book I read the MC a pastry chef droned on and on about this baked good or that tasty confection It was useless information and as boring as turtle sex Koontz is also known for describing at length plantlife in exceedingly banal prose When I first started THE HUSBAND and found out that the MC was a gardener I almost slammed the book closed I thought Wonderful now he has a reason to bore me to death but I continued to read Boy am I ever glad I did The ending ties everything up nicely if a bit too uickly But I think the finale only speeds by because the middle of the book is so well paced Koontz had me on the edge of my seat for over 95% of this book so much so that I didn t want the ride to end Sweet baby Tom Cruise I wish he still wrote like this I did deduct half a star for the tacked on final chapter It read as if someone told Koontz You have to say something about what happened afterward Toss in a one page epilogue of sorts and call it a day To which Koontz responded Fuckin A I m on that shit like scars on John Wayne Bobbit The final thousand words of THE HUSBAND are so rushed and heartless you ll feel as if you ve just been raped by a rabbit that suffers from premature ejaculation leaving you with this final thought That was brief and uncalled for In summation should you choose to read a Dean Koontz book from this century pick up THE HUSBAND It won t win any literary awards but it s a tense thriller by a former master of suspense This is Koontz on his game and it shouldn t be missed Highly recommended

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N 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. I read this book in about a day and I really enjoyed it One of the things I love about reading a Dean Koontz book is that I can pretty much tell just by the fact that he wrote it that it will be a good readThis book follows a man who is trying to ransom his kidnapped wife It explores the elastic nature of human morality and is full of twists and turns Mitch the protagonist is a simple gardener who finds his life turned upside down in the blink of an eye He is forced to alter his entire perspective on good and bad right and wrong in order to save the life of his wifeThis book doesn t have some of the mysticalsci fi properties of other Koontz books but it keeps the action up just the same There are several other authors that I have read over time who have become predictable in their plot devices and story lines and I am pleased to say that after 20 years of reading Dean Koontz novels he still surprises meAlso I love that in the back of his book he gives his address for fans to write to and if you listen to his podcast you know that he and his wife answer every letter that is sent That is one good man

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • The Husband
  • Dean Koontz
  • English
  • 21 October 2017
  • 9780553804799

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10 thoughts on “The Husband

  1. says:

    I liked it but it wasn't as good as my old Koontz's books BACK TO KOONTZ There was a while since I had read a new novel by Dean Koontz well at least a new novel to me and I was uite excited to read this oneI thought that the premise was very goodA husband is threatened by some unknown people kidnapping his wife and demanding two million dollars that indeed he doesn't have and he hadn't the least clue of how to get itThe book is

  2. says:

    I've always thought of Dean Koontz as the master of psychological suspense His novels are aways full of weird and over the

  3. says:

    This books contains the funniest simile ever The man character drives his car and is accompanied by The hobgoblins of wind Yes HOBGOBLINS OF WINDOkay so I've read The Husband when it came out and forgot it entirely Deciding to write a review

  4. says:

    I read this book in about a day and I really enjoyed it One of the things I love about reading a Dean Koontz book is that I can pretty much tell just by the fact that he wrote it that it will be a good readThis boo

  5. says:

    Suspenseful and brilliant Koontz is the master with words indeed Brilliant plot fast paced and thrilling I read this book

  6. says:

    I thought it started well with a twist that surprised me and captured my interest From there it just got less and less believable From a storytelling standpoint it was marginal but as a uality piece of writing it was much worse It felt churned out uickly crafted without much afterthought other than the meticulous use of landscaping vocabulary I'll say this for it though there weren't a lot of words on the page so I did

  7. says:

    I envy the simple life that Mitch and Holly have created for themselves I agree with Holly's belief that we create our own realities this idea was also presented in By The Light of the Moon one of my favorites by Dean Koontz I also believe in Mitch's belief that there is meaning to be found Having recently read I

  8. says:

    THE HUSBAND Review This could possibly be the last good Dean Koontz novel I only say possibly because I have yet to read RELENTLESS which was published after this one and do not hold high hopes for me liking it Written in 2006 thr

  9. says:

    Audiobook performed by Holter Graham35 Mitch Rafferty runs a small 2 man landscaping business He’s in the middle of planting impatiens in a client’s yard when he gets a call on his cell phone His wife starts with “Whatever happens I love you” Then the kidnapper gets on the line and demands 2 million There must be some mistake; he an

  10. says:

    Koontz Group Read July 2017 July 2017 read In my second read it reminds me of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn where Nick Dunne is being lead by Amy Dunne to her phony kidnapping ransomIn The Husband is Mitch Rafferty being lead by real kid

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