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The Husband
The Husband
Author: Dean Koontz
What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill? — We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash. Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he's standing in a normal suburban neighborhood ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553589092
ISBN-10: 0553589091
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 448
Rating:
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3.9 stars, based on 869 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 18
How much does he really love his wife? And how far will he go to get her back? Mitch is just an ordinary guy living an ordinary life with the woman of his dreams. Life is very good until out-of-nowhere a group of high-tech, calculating psychos kidnap his wife and demand a ransom of two million dollars. Mitch has no clue where a lawn gardener can find that kind of money, but the kidnappers have a well thought out plan that is slowly and painfully revealed in stages. And just when you think you have everything and everyone figured out - bam! Dean Koontz takes us on another wild ride through some unimaginable twists and turns. This is another great masterpiece by the master of mystery! I find it so amazing how this writer can have me doing belly laughs one minute and pulling the covers over my head the next. Make sure you have some reading time on your hands when you pick up this book, because you are not going to want to put it down.
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Helpful Score: 16
I used to be a big Dean Koontz fan and had kind of gotten away, but I took this with a book bazaar deal. The description didn't sound like any of his books and I picked it up with pretty low expectations, but wow! I was trying to not get into it and I was hooked by the third chapter. And the chapters are really short (usually only 5-10 pages) so it's easy to start and stop. Of course it's also next to impossible to put down because every other page has some insane plot twist that you never see coming! The Denver Post wasn't kidding when they said "Moves like a roller coaster without brakes..."
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Helpful Score: 8
I am a real Dean Koontz fan, and this is one of his best ever. Exciting from front to back, it's a thriller all the way. I had white knuckles just reading it.
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Helpful Score: 7
2006 NYT Bestseller. Straightforward thriller about an average man dealing with those who kidnap his wife and demand $2M ransom. Excellent plot. Four stars.
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Helpful Score: 6
Good Book...It was a nice light read, but there were times that I found myself making faces and my skin crawled. It's a bit disturbing at parts.

The only thing I can say that bothered me was the constant references to trees, plants and flowers. I got that the man was a gardener. It was driven sufficiently into my brain. I didn't need every description of a scene to have a corresponding plant metaphor.

Other than that - worth it. A good summer read.
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This book was an easy read. I found it quite simple and read through it very fast. The ending seemed to soon to me. Maybe there will be a part 2
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Story line was good but was a slow starter. If you stay with it, it is a good read.
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Everything Dean Koontz writes is great. He has the knack of creating an intricate plot that never-the-less is easy to follow and he strategically places mystery around every corner. His latest book, "The Husband" is no different. Easy to start and hard to put down. It is one read that would appeal to male or female reader.


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