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False Memory
False Memory
Author: Dean Koontz
On the heels of his critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Fear Nothing and Seize the Night, "America's most popular suspense novelist"* will stun readers with a deeply sinister and endlessly surprising tale of a rare and terrifying phobia: autophobia? fear of oneself. — Martie Rhodes is a young wife (happily married...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553592146
ISBN-10: 0553592149
Publication Date: 7/1/2008
Pages: 784
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Leigh avatar reviewed False Memory on + 378 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This book is one of Koontz's better ones, filled with suspense and a deep sense of mystery. Infused with themes from "The Manchurian Candidate," this novel touches on how we remember things - and most importantly, if we can trust our own memories.
lolaslibrary avatar reviewed False Memory on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Dean Koontz is by far my favorite author. This book however, gave me some trouble. Hard start...but once I was into it I couldn't put it down! This book is so worth getting thru those first 13 chapters! A MUST READ!
drunkenmimes avatar reviewed False Memory on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the creepiest books I have ever read-and I read Stephen King-raises the hair on the back of your neck scary! A suspenseful page-turner, as is the signature quality of Dean Koontz's finest. If you liked "The Face," and "Seize The Night," you'll love this one-good luck putting it down once you get started.
reviewed False Memory on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was my first Dean Koontz book and I absolutely loved it! This is an amazing and highly recommended novel.
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Helpful Score: 4
Martie Rhodes is a successful young computer games designer with a loving husband, Dusty, and a seemingly normal life. Her best friend, Susan, however, suffers from agoraphobia, or a fear of open spaces, and relies on Martie to take her to weekly therapy sessions. Suddenly and inexplicably, Martie herself begins exhibiting worrying signs of a mental disorder, fearing herself capable of inflicting great harm on her loved ones. At the same time, Dusty's brother Skeet also succumbs to irrational mental behavior and tries to throw himself from a roof. It soon becomes clear that these four characters are involved in something much more than a sinister coincidence.
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I do enjoy Dean Koontz a lot but felt this book was to slow moving. I never was able to finish it
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Very good psychological thriller. Hard to put down.
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Suspensful but a little gross in parts. This author has some imagination.
pumpkinofthepopcorn avatar reviewed False Memory on + 4 more book reviews
Addicting, albeit frustrating. Koontz reveals the main antagonist much too soon, in my opinion, and it's terribly annoying. This is the only Dean Koontz book I've read and it's good enough to make me want to check into his other works.
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Mind control at it's scariest!
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This is good "soap opera"/"lifetime" book. It doesn't have the best plot, but once you start reading you have to keep going.
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good reading
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I hate not finishing a book so I find myself struggling through the bad ones so I can move on to something, hopefully, better. This was not even close to Koontz's better works. How disappointing.
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No fan of D.K. or of classic psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind's capacity to torment--and destroy--itself. In False Memory, D.K. has created a novel that will stay in your memory long after the final page is turned--a story not only of gripping fear but also of the power of love and friendship. Once more Koontz reveals why he has, as People put it, the "power to scare the daylights out of us".


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