The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk Series #2)

The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk Series #2)

by Dean Koontz

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.

“No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.”

These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun—just before she takes her own life, and many others’, in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue—and become the nation’s most wanted fugitive—in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.

Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.

Jane Hawk’s story continues in The Crooked Staircase.

Praise for The Whispering Room

“Koontz has never exactly shied away from complex characters or situations. And this situation gets very complex indeed, as Jane pursues the people behind the conspiracy with the kind of single-minded relentlessness that makes the book absolutely spellbinding. As good as The Silent Corner was, this one’s even better. . . . Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”Booklist (starred review)
“A deeply layered, satisfying thriller that is character-driven and nearly impossible to put down . . . grounded in many real-world, current issues . . . [The Whispering Room] never loses sight of the classic political/sci-fi/thriller elements that make it so much fun to read.”—Bookreporter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345546821
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Series: Jane Hawk Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 12,027
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.50(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 spirits 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 Whispering Room 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic Koontz, hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am hooked on Jane Hawke!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spectacular as always. Constantly up on your toes, so to speak, wondering what's gonna happen next. Fast page turner! Gonna read it again!
lynnsreadingcorner More than 1 year ago
With Koontz's smooth and detailed story telling, this book starts right where the last ended! As we have already met Jane Hawk and so many of the characters in the previous story, we are able to jump right into the action and adventure which is all we have been waiting for! After the unimaginable attack by a much loved school teacher, this non-stop, action packed novel takes us across the country to a small town in Kentucky, in the attempt to find the heart of the mind controllers. Many important people have been taken out of the game and Jane is hopefully one step ahead of the game. While working closely with Sheriff Luther Tillman, Jane continues her epic journey to find and conquer the mind control programmers. We are introduced to new characters that will steal our hearts and others that we wish we could fight with right along Jane. An absolute wonderful continuation in the Jane Hawk series and I can't wait to continue the journey in the continuation of this series! Jane is a heroine we can believe in and fight the good fight along side!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Hawk is not to be believed. The scenario is very scary.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Exciting, suspenseful, action-packed. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Continuously suspenseful with lovable endearing characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my 2nd book on Jane Hawk Series. It was full of surprise's , full of Thrills. It was hard for me to lay it down so I could get some sleep. The first Novel on her Series was good but this one had Surprises I didn't see coming??I want to hurry up so I can get to the. next Novel to see if she let's put of this mass. Helen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Hawk continues on in The Whispering Room. I'm hoping this story has a conclusion that's successful for her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a story that made you not want to stop reading loved every minute of it.
TheBookLife More than 1 year ago
Jane Hawk, the rogue FBI agent still on the run from the aftermath of the first book, she has become hell bent on tracking down everyone involved with the new mind altering technology. The story opens with the death of Cora who is believed to be insane after claiming she has spiders in her brain. But Jane knows the truth ... This is the second book in the Jane Hawk series. I thought it was a little slow at first, had some intense plots but not enough to keep it moving. But that changed about halfway through the book. There were a lot of new characters, all equally important to Jane's cause. Each chapter switches to a different POV but Dean Koontz did a good job bringing everything back around. And, THE END, worth the read. I believe there are two more books in the series at the time of this review and I can't wait to continue on!
Celticlady1953KK More than 1 year ago
I have not read a Dean Koontz book in a lot of years. When I was offered this book, I thought it sounded really good and captivating. This book is a sequel to The Silent Corner which introduces the reader to a new heroine, Jane Hawk, whose husband committed suicide. Jane is on a mission to find out the truth. In The Whispering Room, Jane continues her search for the truth in the trail of a secret cabal of people who think that they are above the law. As usual, Mr.Koontz's writing is amazing as the story slowing pulls the reader in and doesn't let go. With believable characters and the continuation of a story that had me wanting more. I totally was immersed in the storyline and definitely want to read more by Mr.Koonz!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspirational words, that create amazing scenes in the readers mind. Its like a motion picture in your mind that places you in the action, with the added benefit of knowing the turmoil of emotions in the minds of the many diverse characters. Dean Koontz is the finest kind of writer.
scarl More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Dean Koontz for a long time, and I think Jane Hawk may be his most interesting character yet. This book, as well as its predecessor,, keeps you glued to it. I could not put it down. I was disappointed when I finished reading it because I just wasn’t ready for it to be over. It has a lot of action and thrills, but I think the basic humanity of this woman and her love of her child is the heart of the story. I can’t wait for the next book to come out.
PaperDiva More than 1 year ago
I read the Silent Corner, The first installment in Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series, and really like it a lot. Jane is an FBI agent that has gone rogue trying to find out why her husband is dead and in the process she uncovers a conspiracy that is much larger than she thought. The Whispering room starts off with a bang from the get go right where the Silent Corner leaves off. Jane continues her plight to uncover the nanotechnology conspiracy that threatens the world. There is a lot of action and suspense and the story is fast paced. I really like Jane Hawk. She is a character I want to root for. I like the new direction Koontz is taking with his Jane Hawk thrillers. I can’t wait to see how this series ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just love this character. One or two slow spots, but overall the story keeps moving. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of a new series centered around Jane Hawk, a widowed mother and former FBI agent who is trying to save the world from villains who plan to take over the world using nanotechnology. Mr. Koontz has done a great job so far filling us in on Ms. Hawk's travels and travails. Some great new side characters make their first appearance here, too. This book is 600+ pages of fun and exciting reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Could not put it down!
birdladyvm More than 1 year ago
STORY-LINE THE WHISPERING ROOM BY DEAN KOONTZ: In The Whispering Room, Jane Hawke is on the run. Not only is she running for her and her son's life, but Jayne is also trying to stop a conspiracy which could end life in America as we know it. A group of powerful and influential men have plans for the American people. Jane is determined to find and destroy as many of them as she can. As well as, unravel the real purpose of the conspiracy. Jayne's husband supposedly committed suicide. However, when other suspicious suicides occur, Jayne follows the trail to a place no one would suspect of harboring a nightmare. Jayne becomes a predator as she finds clue after clue. Jayne is hunting the hunters and kicking butt. Will Jayne become as bad as the men she is hunting or will they find her first? My mystery suspense book reviews of The Whispering Room follows. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT: The second book in the Jane Hawke novel's is a roller coaster ride of action and suspense, as well as, thought-provoking and chilling. When technology is in the hands of a few greedy demented people, evil easily occurs. Dean Koontz explores the avenues open to the greedy few in high places and the results. While nothing is as it seems, Jane's determination and grit carry her closer and closer to the full truth. Dean Koontz's writing is almost poetic as he lays out scene after scene with descriptive writing. I could vividly see each one. So vivid were the scenes I had chills reading the justifications and manipulations. As well as, the extent the few were willing to go to enslave America and the world. The depth Jane is ready to go to clear her husband's name and keep her son safe is a woman in search of answers. She is one woman against so many who have deep and endless resources, contacts, and demented furver. However, Jayne is not without her own seemly countless connections as well. Jayne's in possession of a truth they do not want made public; they must stop her. Will evil triumph over good in this chilling showdown? MY OPINION: The Whispering Room is a first-rate mystery suspense from the master of suspense, mystery, and horror. Dean Koontz's fully developed characters included a varied cast of interesting secondary characters. His writing flows smoothly and poetically throughout the novel. The premise of The Whispering Room is relevant to today and our advancing technology. I found the suspense held at a high peak throughout. The Whispering Room will cause chill bumps as Koontz explores the evil of man and the determination of a good woman seeking justice. As I neared the end of this book, I found myself nearer to the edge of my chair; anticipating the outcome. I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. THE WHISPERING ROOM RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: I received a copy of this novel from Bookishfirst and chose to review the novel with honest mystery suspense book reviews voluntarily. Reviews of any novel are dependent on the review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions.