The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner. “No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.” These are the words that ring in the mind

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jane Hawk—fiction’s most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine—continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner.

“No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.”

These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun—just before she takes her own life, and many others’, in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.

In the wake of her husband’s inexplicable suicide—and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals—Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America’s future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue—and become the nation’s most wanted fugitive—in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.

Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.

Jane Hawk’s story continues in The Crooked Staircase.

Praise for The Whispering Room

“Koontz has never exactly shied away from complex characters or situations. And this situation gets very complex indeed, as Jane pursues the people behind the conspiracy with the kind of single-minded relentlessness that makes the book absolutely spellbinding. As good as The Silent Corner was, this one’s even better. . . . Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“A deeply layered, satisfying thriller that is character-driven and nearly impossible to put down . . . grounded in many real-world, current issues . . . [The Whispering Room] never loses sight of the classic political/sci-fi/thriller elements that make it so much fun to read.”—Bookreporter

Comments

Stacy A. Haines says:

Bloated and boring I read the first book in the series, “The Silent Corner” and it was okay, except for the cliffhanger ending. Guess what? The Whispering Room also has a cliffhanger ending! Koontz has never been much of a writer, but he usually provides a compelling storyline. This is an exception: it’s bloated, filled with extraneous characters and subplots that go nowhere ultimately to be forgotten. None of the excitement of the first book is present, the threat is now same old-same old, the action scenes fall flat, and Hawk spends far too much time moping about. I guess we’re supposed to eagerly anticipate the third book in the series. I won’t.

M. Belken says:

Back to his better style Builds on previous book “Silent Corner”. I have ready many of Koontz’s book and most were getting to be similar w/ supernatural or time travel. I still see the “Watchers” as one of his best books. This is in line w/ his best books to me. Only criticism is does there have to be a thunder storm every time there is a peak in the story? It is a fast and hard to put down story, waiting for the next book in series to come out.

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