Your Heart Belongs to Me
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|Format: ||Paperback, 416 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 March 2010|
Dean Koontz's compelling and high-concept new thriller is the story of a young man who owes his life to a heart transplant ... but confronts an imminent and far worse death because of whose heart it was. At 34, Ryan Perry never expected to find himself on a waiting list for a heart transplant, with time running out. So when miraculously he receives a new heart and the transplant is a success, he thinks his troubles are over. A year later, he has never felt so good. But then he starts to get mysterious gifts from an unknown person. He has the feeling he is being watched. $100,000 suddenly vanishes from his bank account, donated to the cardiology department of the local hospital. And then comes a terrifying threat: everything he has - his money, his reputation, his friends, his freedom, and his new heart - will all be ripped away from him. He is promised a nightmare death. In grave danger, alone with his beating heart and its secrets, can Ryan unlock the mystery of the enemy who threatens his very existence? Prepare for the unexpected in this compelling and fast-paced thriller from the master of suspense.
About the Author
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.
The shadowy woman stalking heart transplant survivor Ryan Perry has one demand--she wants her heart back. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Dean Koontz: `A terrific pursuit story ... clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting' Guardian `There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale ... a read-in-one-go novel' Independent on Sunday `Velocity hits its pace from the first page and races through to a suitably climactic ending' Sydney Sunday Telegraph `Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times `Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' The New York Times
After the sophistication and ingenuity of such recent Hitchcockian thrillers as The Husband and The Good Guy, bestseller Koontz stumbles inÅthis pallid effort. Ryan Kelly, a 34-year-oldÅInternet entrepreneur, has it all, including an attractive journalist girlfriend he wants to marry, Samantha Reach, and a house in a gated community in Newport Coast, Calif. Harsh reality intrudes when he learns he has a serious heart defect and must get a transplant. Fortunately, a compatible donor turns up in time, but then someone launches a reign of psychological terror that leaves Ryan suspicious of Samantha and his longtime servants. The ultimate plot payoff is unworthy of this gifted author, as are patches of ponderous prose ("With the moon still tethered to the eastern horizon but straining higher, with the giant pepper tree occluding most of the eternally receding stars, the time to talk of death had come"). Koontz fans can only hope for a return to form next time. (Nov. 25) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5 centimetres (0.29 kg)|
15+ years |