The Door to December

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One of Koontz's best-loved novels of psychological suspense, The Door to December takes readers into the darkest recesses of the human mind-and into the tempest of a father's obsession.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a truly suspenseful novel of a mother who must save her daughter from a threat she can hardly understand. What happened to nine-year-old Melanie during the six years she was subjected to terrifying experiments? And what is the ...

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Overview

One of Koontz's best-loved novels of psychological suspense, The Door to December takes readers into the darkest recesses of the human mind-and into the tempest of a father's obsession.

The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a truly suspenseful novel of a mother who must save her daughter from a threat she can hardly understand. What happened to nine-year-old Melanie during the six years she was subjected to terrifying experiments? And what is the unstoppable power that she can unleash from behind the "Door to December"? Original.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Published pseudonymously in 1985, Koontz has revised this thriller portraying a pediatric psychiatrist's attempts to unravel the mental trauma suffered by her estranged nine-year-old daughter. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451205421
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 174,849
  • Product dimensions: 4.29 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.

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    1. Also Known As:
      David Axton, Brian Coffey, K.R. Dwyer, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe
    2. Hometown:
      Newport Beach, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 9, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      Everett, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
    2. Website:

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Koontz is a Master at Suspense and the Macabre

    I read this book sereral years ago. I found this book to be one of his better ones. I started reading Dean Koontz books about 20 years ago with the book" Watchers" but the best one was "Lightning" Mr. Koontz deifinately has a flair for the weird. I highly recomend Koontz.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

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    Exilaratng!

    Ive been looking for a new interesting book for quite sometime and Ive read a lot so it takes something pretty intese to get me interested. This book drew me in right away, I was hooked by the first chapter and finished it in a couple days. I hated putting it down. I sort of figured out what "it" was halfway through but it was still a thoroughly enjoyable book. The characters were strong and relatable and the plot kept the pages turning. My ony complate was that *spoiler alert!* I wish Koontz would've ended the book with a happily ever after kiss between the two main characters. All in all 4.5 stars (harry potter is the only book i give 5 stars too ;)) I highly recommend it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2007

    premier voice performance

    Obie award winner George Guidall is a premier voice performer. Although active on Broadway, in films and on television, he still has found time to narrate some 800 unabridged novels. He's versatile - tackling comedy, drama, and dark thrillers, such as The Door to December. Suspense novels tend to produce a maximum number of goose bumps when a child is involved, and that is certainly the case with this fiendish tale from Dean Koontz. Melanie is just three-years-old when she's abducted by her father and taken to a laboratory where she is forced to participate in ghastly experimentation. Her mother, a psychiatrist, is distraught but does not see her daughter again until six years later when now nine-year-old Melanie is found on the streets of L.A. It's obvious that something diabolical has happened to the girl. Yet whatever dire damage done to her is not enough as soon those involved in the experimentation are killed and it seems that the final one to lose her life will be Melanie. Who is committing the murders and why? This is Dean Koontz at his best abetted by the talented George Guidall - don't miss it! - Gail Cooke

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2005

    read a lot of better Koontz books...

    Overall the beginning and ending were good, but the middle part just dragged on. I couldn't get through the parts where Mondale and Haldane are constantly being sarcastic to one another. It really ruined the book for me and I even had to skip through a few pages because I had enough of their bickering. Haldane didn't have a likeable personality and Laura was so boring. I forced myself to finish the book, but was pleasently surprised at the ending. I really wanted to read more on Melanie's rehabilitation though.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    I was going to give it 3 stars, but gave it an extra because of a great endding.

    This isn't one of Dean Koontz's best, but still ok. There aren't very many scary parts in it. There are a few and they are good. The Door to December isn't one of those books that you just want to read for the whole day, it's more like the kind of book that you would take to school or work if you had any spare time. It had a great ending though, so that's why I gave it the extra star. It could of been better too. But oh well. If you are a first time read of Dean Koontz's books, don't read this one first. Ya'll would be happier reading Watchers as your first Dean Koontz book. Not this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

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    Good, easy read, but not edge of your seat stuff.  

    Good, easy read, but not edge of your seat stuff.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Love the book gonna read another

    Dean Koontz is the best. He is the Michaelangelo of the writing world!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    A real page turner

    Held my interest start to finish

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

    Not his best!

    I am a huge Dean Koontz fan, but this was not one of his best efforts. It was still a fun read, but unlike other Koontz books, I figured out the ending halfway through the book. A first for one of his books for me. He's still a great writer and his books are page turners no matter what, but there are better choices among his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    Never disappointed

    Great, as always!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2013

    What would be good ages to read this book?

    What would be good ages to read this book?

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    Posted July 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Every page was filled with horror and suspense. Kept me up all n

    Every page was filled with horror and suspense. Kept me up all night.. Thanks Mr. Koontz..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Fine

    Ya its ook

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Wow

    You blow my mind again

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Scourge OMFG

    I love it!!!! Try writing seven pages!!! Anyways i love it when thy ge turned into cats thats pretty cool. Read my story at hall way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Awesome!

    LOVE Dean Koontz, and couldn't put this one down! It gripped me from the first page!! Highly reccomend! Think this one should be made into a movie.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    MUST READ!!!

    This is exactly the kind of book that always has me coming back for more! From the time you begin reading, you are constantly wondering whats next and never stop. Highly recommend this book to anybody looking for a fast-paced book with that Dean Koontz feel that so many people love. One of his best books, period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Very good

    Love Koontz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    INCREDIBLE

    Wow!!! All i can say.

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