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What the night knows

What the night knows

Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-

Billy Lucas confesses to a shocking crime. He's only 14 years old but he's a sadistic killer and proud of it. He's in the secure wing of the state hospital but he seems too wise for his age, not crazy, too knowing about the nature of evil, and whether it lives on beyond death

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: HarperCollins, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0007326912, 0007327080, 9780007326914, 9780007327089
Physical Description: 442 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Mentally ill offenders Fiction.; Serial murder investigation Fiction.; Good and evil Fiction.; Serial murderers Psychology Fiction.

Author note

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

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Evil never dies.

The stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Velocity and Breathless.

Billy Lucas confesses to a shocking crime. He's only fourteen years old but he's a sadistic killer and proud of it. He's in the secure wing of the state hospital but . he seems too wise for his age, not crazy, too knowing. About the nature of evil, and whether it lives on beyond death. Too knowing about other crimes that took place before he was born .

Other murders from twenty years ago surface in the mind of Detective John Calvino as he interviews young Billy Lucas. Calvino carries away a signed confession . and a sense of great danger. That night he feels that somehow Billy has come home with him, to his family.

Over the next weeks, this haunted feeling does not go away. It only gets worse. Then another killing spree happens, just as and when John Calvino dreaded it would. Billy is safely locked away, but not the ghost, if the ghost exists, that links these murders with past crimes, and with John Calvino.

Anything could happen, and surely will . again.

Reviews

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

'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