The Face

The Face

by Dean Koontz
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The Face by Dean Koontz

The Face
Acknowledged as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone ) and as one of today’s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human. Now he delivers the page-turner of the season, an unforgettable journey to the heart of darkness and to the pinnacle of grace, at once chilling and wickedly funny, a brilliantly observed chronicle of good and evil in our time, of illusion and everlasting truth.
He’s Hollywood’s most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic “messages” breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate.
The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheim’s fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheim’s security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an
insidious killer—and forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life. As a seemingly endless and ominous rain falls over southern California, Ethan will test the limitsof perception and endurance in a world where the truth is as thin as celluloid and answers can be found only in the illusory intersection of shadow and light.
Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope.
Here a magnificent mansion is presided over by a Scottish force of nature known as Mrs. McBee, before whom all men tremble. A mad French chef concocts feasts for the mighty and the malicious. Ming du Lac, spiritual adviser to the stars, has a direct line to the dead. An aptly named cop called Hazard will become Ethan’s ally, an anarchist will sow discord and despair, and a young boy named Fric, imprisoned by celebrity and loneliness, will hear a voice telling him of the approach of something unimaginably evil. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern-day beast.
A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh. It will give you chills. It will fill you with hope.
From the Hardcover edition.

Author Biography: Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.
From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007368235
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(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.

Hometown:

Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania

Education:

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

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The Face 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Brandi Tennant More than 1 year ago
I could barely put it down. If you have never read a koontz book, this is the one to start with!!!!
Snowdove More than 1 year ago
I REALLY enjoyed this book. A real page turner, it was hard to put down! It did start to creep me out a little, and I was concerned it would lean more toward horror than I would prefer - but it never crossed that line. I risked it and continued to read, and was glad I did. I'm a real scaredy cat so that's a testament to how good this book is. I did get a little scared when reading it alone at night in the dark (on my Nook Color), but I simply couldn't put it down. The book kept me guessing and continued to enthrall and surprise me from beginning to end. Once I finished this book, I went on to a new book I got from one of my favorite authors, and my favorite series of hers - but couldn't get into it. The FACE is a hard act to follow. I highly recommend this book! Yet another amazing work from Dean Koonz.
missheather520 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read at the beach (my favorite place to read) but only thought that I would read a few pages. I ending up reading it in just 3 days; it was so hard to put down! It has a really good plot, as well as complex and interesting characters. I would completely reccommend this book to anyone, as I would for most of Dean Koontz books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Dean Koontz for years and while I haven't read all of his novels, I've read most of them. This one is the best. It was a wonderful, thought provoking story, a real page turner and a genuine thriller. I went through so many emotions while reading it. At one point, I was so creeped out, I had to put the book down until the next morning. By the end, I was crying my eyes out. I usually don't read books more than once, but I'll definitely read this one again.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Koontz has done it again! I always love the realism in his characters and how each one draws you in. He goes so deep into the minds of each one. The Face is a keep you up all night page turner! Absolutely loved this book! Thank you again Mr Koontz for another fabulous story.
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A fast paced thrilling book.
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Misque says...Please read. You won't be disappointed. Different in idea and format. Excellent reading!!
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Loved it
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I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
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Couldnt stop reading.
Jennifer24 More than 1 year ago
A very good read with some twists and turns. Only gave it four stars because it's not one of my favorites, but I enjoyed it plenty, nonetheless.
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