The Door to December

The Door to December

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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"?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781428147973
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.


Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania


B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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The Door to December 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 102 reviews.
DLBG More than 1 year ago
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.
Amanda18 More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Blazingice0608 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An amazing book from start to finish, it just never lets up. Packed with suspense, mystery, humour, a great cast of characters, some of which you dont know if you cant trust, another who is one of Koontz best and funniest creaton, the book is the total package all the way. A must read for any fan of Koontz.
Pattistreasures on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Mr Koontz's Odd Thomas and have enjoyed a few of his other works this is one of them. It has a great story line and is a great tale. Once I got into it, reading went by fast. Love them dark creepy off beat stories, oh yes i do
wareaglern633 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My first Dean Koontz experience and I kept coming back year after year, book after book. Door to December is my favorite D.K. ever. It is deep with psychological thrills and suspense! 500 pages in less than a week..and I was in high school...AND I remember the that's a good book! Thanks to this book my term paper was actually fun to research and write.
brokenmuse21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
on my 15th birthday, a girlfriend of mine gave me a worn, ratty looking copy of 'the door to december' and told me she wanted me to have her favorite book :) this was my first koontz book, and while i've found other favorites, i can tell you that it was enough to make me come back for more.. and then some more.. to the point that now i'm hooked. i've been a koontz reader for going on 8 years now. he's my favorite, there's nobody better in my book. this is definitely worth checking out. it's a DECENT read, if nothing else.
andyray on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Koontz does it again! This is a pageturner, and especially as you come to the end you care about whether the little girl survives or not. Dean paints a better character protrait in his male protagonist, but Melanie's mother, Laura, still is fairly plastic. (That's why the just less than perfect rating). All in all, a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, reminds me of a great crime novel, that might need special attention. Never a dull moment in a Koontz novel Keep up the great work
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his books
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Jenrae More than 1 year ago
Good, easy read, but not edge of your seat stuff.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dean Koontz is the best. He is the Michaelangelo of the writing world!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest start to finish
Kshell More than 1 year ago
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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Great, as always!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What would be good ages to read this book?
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Every page was filled with horror and suspense. Kept me up all night.. Thanks Mr. Koontz..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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.