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Hideaway
Hideaway
Author: Dean R. Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780399136733
ISBN-10: 0399136738
Publication Date: 1/16/1992
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Really strange book. Koontz is defintely original. I don't know where he comes up with his topics but they all scare the crap out of me. But I always keep reading and buying more Koontz books.
If you are a Koontz fan - you'll love this as usual. But if you don't like creepy and gorey you won't like it.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorite Dean Koontz books--two people are clinically dead for a long while. After the docs manage to revive them, they bring something back from the "other side." One brings a force of goodness; the other broings a force of evil. These Forces must do battle...here on Earth.
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Helpful Score: 3
Hatch has just survived a car wreck. Well, actually, technically he DIDN'T survive it--Hatch was clinically dead for 80 minutes. When he comes back, there is SOMETHING with him, a presence in his head...a mysterious, murderous character who calls himself Vassago, and yearns for nothing more than death and destruction...

But Hatch is determined to continue his life. He and his wife adopt a child. They live happily. But Vassago is closing in. He, too, is aware of the connection with Hatch, and he would relish the opportunity to ruin Hatch's life, and kill everyone he loves...

"Hideaway" is one of Koontz's all-time best...and also, as he points out in the new afterword, the first to receive hate-mail. Still, don't let a few letters get you down; "Hideaway" moves along at breakneck speeds, like most of Koontz's books, and features characters that are so real, you are genuinely afraid for--or of--them. This is one of the best books by one of the best authors out there, and shouldn't be passed up by suspense fans.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Dean Koontz so my opinion may be a little biased. He writes a very satirical letter following this novel replying to people who were highly offended by the subject. This should make you want to read this book without further detail. But in essence it is a battle between evil and good.
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Helpful Score: 1
He was clinically dead after the accident - but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life...shadowed by a his glimpse of death.

Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all.....
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book! Read this many years ago (when it was first published) and the ending has stuck with me. I enjoyed the pace and the good vs evil theme. Don't read this late at night...or you will not sleep peacefully.
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Helpful Score: 1
As usual Dean Koontz can keep you on the edge of your seat! This one involves danger to a child. I found it hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an old classic by Dean Koontz. It concerns a man who is revived after a car crash, who was clinically dead. He starts seeing visions of a murderer who is stalking women near where he lives. He knows he has to stop the man, but how can he find him, and how can he stop them when he can't tell the police what he knows? It is a very suspenseful book and is definitely worth reading.
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Excellent!!!
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Another good weird Dean Koontz book!
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Good book, not very suspenseful until the end, but well worth the time spent reading it.
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I loved this book great thrill ride
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Extrmely Riveting another good read by Koontz
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Supernatual Mystery
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He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life...shadowed by a glimpse of death. SOMETHING has come back from the other side. A terrible presence thta links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all....
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A fun Koontz read.
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A must for any Dean Koontz fan.
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Story about a man that clinically died, but came back. He is haunted by a supernatural force. Great reading!
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Just loved this book. "He was clinically dead after the accident - but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey approach each day with a new appreciation of life....shadowed by his glimpse of death. something has come back from the other side, a terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. a dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all.
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He was clinically dead after the accident -- but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach eadh day with a new appreciation of life. Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic.
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Typical Dean Koontz.....great! As always, the characters begin to become "people" and draw you in to their world and situation. This author is one of few who get this right every time without becoming the same story, different names.
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Typical koontz scary book.
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He is a definite favorite author of mine.
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its a great read
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A husband and wife still in mourning five years after their son's death find a reason to go on living when a car accident nearly claims both of their lives--and does claim the husband's for an hour. After his resuscitation, Hatch finds himself mysteriously linked to a terrifying murderer.
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Good story with a great bad guy. The afterward from the author is hillarious.
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In this book Koontz's writing skill put you almost there. This book is a real page turner and truly enjoyed reading it.
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THIS is one ofd my favories. A battle between light and dark.
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This book and Movie are both fantastic mos def reccomend for all Koontz fans and new to him he is well established in his genre.
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Pretty much typical Dean Koontz. Not one of my favorites but not a bad read either. Kind of creepy and downright disturbing at times. Everything I have come to expect from Mr. Koontz.
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Enjoyed it quite a bit, but as I have read so many of Koontz's books, I can't say it was the best one, but I liked the battle of good versus evil at the end.
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Chilling!
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A scary, twisty book.
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Hatch has just survived a car wreck. Well, actually, technically he DIDN'T survive it--Hatch was clinically dead for 80 minutes. When he comes back, there is SOMETHING with him, a presence in his head...a mysterious, murderous character who calls himself Vassago, and yearns for nothing more than death and destruction...

But Hatch is determined to continue his life. He and his wife adopt a child. They live happily. But Vassago is closing in. He, too, is aware of the connection with Hatch, and he would relish the opportunity to ruin Hatch's life, and kill everyone he loves...

"Hideaway" is one of Koontz's all-time best...and also, as he points out in the new afterword, the first to receive hate-mail. Still, don't let a few letters get you down; "Hideaway" moves along at breakneck speeds, like most of Koontz's books, and features characters that are so real, you are genuinely afraid for--or of--them. This is one of the best books by one of the best authors out there, and shouldn't be passed up by suspense fans.
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Very spine-chilling, keeps you on the edge of your seat. As usual for Koontz, never know what is going to happen next.
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Dean Koontz! Now there's a name to remember! Like Stephen King, he's a teller of strange tales! This is one of the first I read, a few years ago, and I was hooked! If you can take the graphic depictions, you will be rewared with a great story! Of the two authors, Mr. Koontz is the one I would want to spend time reading! And I read alot of mysteries! He's the best of the best!
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He was clinically dead after the accident- but was miracoulsly revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life.....shadowed by a glimpse of death. Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all...
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Great book it keeps you guessing in many plot turns and unexpected twists.
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It's Koontz, It's great.
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A great read!
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keeps the reader interested from the first page til the last
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More gruesome and macabre than Dean Koontz usually writes, but overall a thrilling and suspenseful story.
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Loved it! Another great Koontz!
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If your into creepy/wierd/disturbing plot lines, check this out!

I loved it.
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A terrifying novel that compels us to explore the meaning of death, the nature of sociopathic evil, and the transcendent power of love.
Synopsis: Hatch Harrison was an accident victim. He died on the way to the hospital. However, he is revived by a brilliant physician. Although Hatch was given a glimpse of an Afterlife, he has reason to fear that he has brought a terrible Presence back with him.
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TYPICAL DEAN KOONTZ
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He was clinically dead after the accidentbut was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life.

But something has come back with Hatch from the other side. A terrible presence that links his mind to a psychotic's, so that a force of murderous rage courses through him.
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Classic Koontz! A man is revived after being killed in a wreck. When he comes back, he is linked to an evil man. Fast paced!
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Creepy, creepy, creepy. I'm not a big fan of creepy, but if you are, this Koontz book is for you!
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I generally like Dean Koontz, but haven't finished this book yet. I started it so long ago that I'd really have to reread from the beginning! Just thought I'd share it so someone else could read it in the meantime...
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Great Koontz!
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Koontz is a sick freak. This book gave me nightmares. If you like to have the living hell scared out of you, this is your book.
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Way better than the movie!!!
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Vintage Koontz
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Kinda weird but a great book.
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NY Times # 1 Bestseller, inside cover says "not just a thriller, but a meditation on the nature of evil"..."fiercely exciting...a slam-bang finale"...
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This is a great mystery novel, very suspensful. Got throught this one in four days!!!
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KOONTZ!
He never disappoints ...... He's always horrid, evil, wicked ... and that's on a good day.
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Loved it, kept my attention!
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I usually stay with police procedurals/murder mysteries, but once in a while I like to break out and Dean Koontz never fails to entertain. This book contains a seriously sick serial killer, with a big dash of macabre thrown in and topped with dollop of good and evil/light and dark.

Hatch is brought back to life after an extended period of being flatlined from a horrific accident and he finds he has a mental "connection" to the serial killer. While it takes him a while to come to terms with it (the frustrating part of the story for me), once he finally does, the action then kicks in and the story moves quickly. But don't let that deter you, because learning about the serial killer is the real "carnival ride." Another great Dean Koontz novel.
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After the car accident, Hatch Harrison was clinically dead for over seventy minutes - but was miraculously revived. Now he and his wife Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation for life. But something has come back with Hatch from the land of the dead. A murderous psychotic now has a link to Hatch's mind.
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this was too scary for me. i finished it because i had to see what happened.
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Pretty good
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Not a fan of the authers type of writings
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A wonderful page turner. A++
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Good read.
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He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life...shadowed by his glimpse of death. Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all.
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He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciaton of life... shadowed by his glimpse of death. Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all...
Good read. Edge of your seat thriller.
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He was clinically dead after the accident-but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a new appreciation of life...shadowed by his glimpse of death. Something has come back from the other side. A terrible presence that links Hatch's mind to a dangerous psychotic. A dark force of murderous rage that hides within us all...