Book Reviews of Winter Moon

Winter Moon
Winter Moon
Author: Dean R. Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780606298391
ISBN-10: 0606298398
Publication Date: 1/2004
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great book by Dean Koontz. He just keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is coming next in the book. The events which occur to the little boy and the dog had me constantly anticipating what was about to happen, and then he throws the curve ball and it's nothing like you thought it was gonna be. NOT A PREDICTABLE BOOK BY NO MEANS.

I loved IT!
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read. I love the way that Koontz brings his characters together and makes everything so edge of the seat interesting.
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Helpful Score: 2
His books are great!! This was just another great one.
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Helpful Score: 2
A real good cobination of horror, suspense and science fiction.
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Helpful Score: 2
A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time, as the embodiment of common fears of urbanites confronted by open spaces. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose. Scared out of his wits, Ed succumbed to a heart attack, but not before scrawling his discovery on a legal pad and stashing it in the freezer. These Givers are actually takers, assuming control of bodies and corpses to use them as vehicles in which to create mayhem. And now they want control of Toby.
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Helpful Score: 2
When I read this book, I COULD NOT put it down! It grabbed my attention and kept me wanting to turn the page! Highly Recommend!
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Helpful Score: 2
A suspenseful tale that entertained me well as a Koontz fan.
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Helpful Score: 2
Scariest book I've ever read. I love Stephen King, but I'd cheat for Dean Koontz. This is a must-read for horror and sci-fi fans! Read it alone with the lights off.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very creepy, I love Dean Koontz... but not happy with the ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Koontz scarier thrillers - I could not put it down!
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This is an excellent book. Very suspenseful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good read.
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I really enjoyed this book. A scary supernatural plot that will keep you at the edge of your seat. As always Dean Koontz makes you feel for his characters. A+ read.
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I enjoyed this book very much.
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A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time, as the embodiment of common fears of urbanites confronted by open spaces. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose. Scared out of his wits, Ed succumbed to a heart attack, but not before scrawling his discovery on a legal pad and stashing it in the freezer. These Givers are actually takers, assuming control of bodies and corpses to use them as vehicles in which to create mayhem. And now they want control of Toby. Bestselling author Koontz ( Hideaway ) exploits and occasionally skewers many horror novel and film conventions--including telepathic mind control games and the obligatory "surprise" blizzard during the climatic battle--to great effect while building tension in this gripping parable about the real cost of "getting away from it all."
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I just love reading this book; I like how he had the two stories going on at the same time.
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LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is wounded in a fiery apocalypse. Fernandez, Jack's dead partner's father, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight. There's a watcher in the woods.Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confrontation that could rob him of his sanity or his life - or both.
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In a lonely corner of Montana, Eduardo Fernandez, the father of McGarvey's murdered partner, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight..The stand of pines outside his house suddenly glows with eerie amber light. and Fernandez senses a watcher in the winter woods. As the seasons change, the very creatures of the forest seem in league with a mysterious presence. Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confrontation that could rob him of his sanity or his life--or both. The family of LAPD officer Jack McGarvey, badly wounded and in the hospital for months, is drawn to Fernandez's Montana ranch. In that isolated place they discover their destiny in a terrifying and suspenseful encounter with a hostile, utterly ruthless enemy from which neither the living nor the dead are safe.
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In Los Angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Five die. Heroic LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is badly wounded and lands in the hospital for months, uncerain he'll walk again. While he's out of commission his wife and young son are left to defend themselves against both the criminals that control an increasingly violent city and the dead director's cult of fanatic fans.
In a lonely corner of Montana, Eduardo Fernandez, the father of McGarvey's murdered partner, wintesses a stange nocturnal sight. The stand of pines outside his house suddenly glosw with eerie amber light, and Fernandez senses a watcher in the winter woods. as the seasons change, the very cratures of the forest seem in league with a mysterious presence. Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confronation that could rob him of his sanity or his life - or both.
As events careen out of control, the McGarvey family is drawn to Fernandez's Montana ranch. In that isolated place they discover their destiny in a terrifying and fiercely suspenseful encounter with a hostile, utterly ruthless, and enigmatic enemy, from which neither the living nor the dead are safe.
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Just might make ya scared of the woods at night!
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Deepest Night, Montana.... An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown-and unknowable.

Broad Daylight, Los Angeles....An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one-living or dead- is safe.
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a very good suspense novel that spans from the violent streets of LA to the isolation of a Montana ranch.
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Well written and creepy.
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A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose.

An excellent book, showing Koontz's skill at combining horror, suspense and just plain creepiness.
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Gripping Koontz suspense that follows two different sets of character seemingly unrelated as he weaves his way into all one story coming together! Starts with an L.A. street going up in a firey apocalypse and just doesn't stop!
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Loved it. You can never go wrong with Dean Koontz.
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A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time, as the embodiment of common fears of urbanites confronted by open spaces. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose. Scared out of his wits, Ed succumbed to a heart attack, but not before scrawling his discovery on a legal pad and stashing it in the freezer. These Givers are actually takers, assuming control of bodies and corpses to use them as vehicles in which to create mayhem. And now they want control of Toby.
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When Jack McGarvey, a tough Los Angeles cop, is badly injured and his new partner killed by a drug-maddened punk, he feels hes had it with the city. He moves with his wife, Heather, and their 8-year-old son, Toby, to a ranch he has inherited in Eagles Roost, Montana, where they expect to enjoy a quiet, safe life. What Jack and Heather dont know is that they previous owner had died of sheer terror. For something inhuman lurks in the woods around the ranch, something more dangerous, more purely evil, than any threat in the city streets, something that has targeted little Toby for its own.
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Classic Koontz. A wonderful suspenseful thriller.
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If you enjoy Dean Koontz you'll enjoy this one.
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In Los angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Five die. Heoic LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is badly wounded and lands in the hospital for months, uncertain if he'll walk again.While he is out of comission, he wife and son have to defend against criminals that control the city and the dead writer's fanatic fans.
In a lonley corner of Montana, the father of McGarvey's murdered partner, witness a strange nocturnal sight.The stand of tress glows with eerie light and he senses a watcher. the forest creatures seem to be in league with a mysterios presence He is caught up in aseries of events that escalate toward a congrontation that could rob him of his sanity or his life- or- both...
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This is vintage Koontz, good and scary. An LA cop and his family inherit a ranch in Montana....but what is living there with them?
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I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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In Los Angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Five die. Heroic LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is badly wounded and lands in the hospital for months, uncertain if he'll ever walk again. While he's out of commission, his wife and young son are left to defend themselves against both the criminals that control an increasingly violent city and the dead director's cult of fanatic fans.
In a lonely corner of Montana, Eduardo Fernandez, the father of McGarvey's murdered partner, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight. The stand of pines outside his house suddenly glows with eerie amber light, and Fernandez senses a watcher in the winter woods. As the seasons change, the very creatures of the forest seem in league with a mysterious presence. Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confrontation that could rob him of his sanity or his life--or both.
As events careen out of control, the McGarvey family is drawn to Fernandez's Montana ranch. In that isolated place, they discover their destiny in a terrifying and fiercly suspenseful encounter with a hostile, utterly ruthless, and enigmatic enemy, from which neither the living nor the dead are safe.
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Not a fan of the authers type of writings
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As always, an excellent read by Dean Koontz...definite page turner!
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Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown -- and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one -- living or dead -- is safe.
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Had never read anything from this horror author. Yep, don't read it at night alone especially if you live in an out of the way area. The actual story wasn't that great, but Koontz is a master of the build-up that makes you reluctant to read the next page, but yet your HAVE to. A spine-tingler for sure.
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Heart touching / spine tingling
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Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown -- and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one -- living or dead -- is safe.
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One word... CORNY! Don't waste your time.
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Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown--and unknowable. Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat. Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. Fore there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, form which no one--living or dead--is safe.
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Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrivel of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown--and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their wordst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one--living or dead--is safe.
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Didn't read it.