The Face of Fear

The Face of Fear

by Dean Koontz

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For one man, facing his own murder is not as terrifying as surviving it in this blistering novel of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. 

A brutal killer known as “The Butcher” is stalking women in New York City. When the police enlist the help of clairvoyant Graham Harris, the horrifying images of the Butcher’s crimes replay in Harris’s mind—sometimes even at the moment they are happening. Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all—that of his own murder.

Harris and his girlfriend soon find themselves trapped on the fortieth floor of a deserted office building. The guards have been killed, the elevators shut down, and the stairways blocked. The only way out is to climb down the sheer face of the building. Otherwise they'll become the Butcher’s next victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425250754
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 192,165
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Real suspense…tension upon tension!”—The New York Times

Praise for Dean Koontz

“A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life. And his fast-paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune

“One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers.”—The Macon Telegraph & News

“His prose mesmerizes…Koontz consistently hits the bull’s-eye.”—Arkansas Democrat

“An exceptional novelist…top-notch.”—Lincoln Journal-Star

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Face of Fear 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was incredibly suspencful! I mean, wow! I read it a year ago, and it still has this impression on me. I couldn't put the book down, because there was always something going on, and I wanted to see what happened on the next page...and the next page, and the next page, and the next page... I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen to the characters next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HATE reading... but a friend told me it was good... and i figured great... its long and probably boring... plus i only had a month or so to read it and im slow.... i started it and finished it in two weeks... it was RAVISHING!...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! My bro-in-law told me to read the first chapter, and if I didn't like it, I wasn't going to like the rest of the book. The first chapter is what got me hooked to Dean Koontz! I read it in a day. Totally Great! I love stories with great endings, and althought this was a little gross, great ending!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a big horror fan-and the only 2 people whose books I have read in this genre are Stephen King and VC Andrews. But when I got this book, I couldn't put it down! I enjoyed it, and found it very imaginative, as well as supenseful. Even my best friend, who hates reading, is currently reading the book-he started today and is already on page 37!
clstaff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Koontz. A fairly quick and easy read. For those who like a straight forward action/thriller that doesn't force you to think to hard, this book is for you.
Blazingice0608 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A koontz book with no supernatural tone, complete real life thriller all the way. One of his most fast paced and suspensful novels to date, a very quick and thrilling read until the end. Packed with characters that are nicely drawn out, break neck pacing, and twists that will keep you guessing until the end, this is a must have for any reader out their, but especially a fan of Mr. Koontz.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The bulk of Koontz's books lie in the 'mediocre' range, but this one in particular falls flat.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dean Koontz can develop great characters quickly (Odd Thomas) but this book had none of thar. Graham. Connie and the killers......there was never anything there until the last 10 pages when the motive is revealed.....that would have been creepy if that had been developed. However, it wasnt so I am left thinking that the only reason for this book was so that the author could learn about rock climbing and write it off as a business expense. Most disappointing book by Mr. Koontz and now I really cant get excited about the new Odd Thomas book......DISAPPOINTING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.
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I initially read this years ago and while it isnt the most popular of koontz novels i thought i might revisit it. It was a very quick read and went straight to the point. One of the few that doesnt take place in california.
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Finished this just to finish. Not very good.
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Great book!!!!!!
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