The Whispering Room – Dean Koontz

Happy belated release day!

Thanks to Bantam Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE WHISPERING ROOM by Dean Koontz (released November 21st, 2017)

This is book two in the Jane Hawk series (see my review for THE SILENT CORNER here)

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

I read book one to the Jane Hawk series, THE SILENT CORNER, earlier this year. I absolutely loved it! So when I saw book two was coming out, THE WHISPERING ROOM, I knew I needed to grab a copy. I will say, despite being book two, it does read fine as a standalone. However, I would definitely recommend the first book.

This picks up right where THE SILENT CORNER left off – rogue FBI Agent Jane Hawk is on the run. After her husband’s mysterious suicide, as well as that of many other promising and intelligent people, she went on a mission to find the people responsible. Now a schoolteacher, Cora Gundersun, is the next to commit suicide. When her journals are uncovered, they find disturbing content. All signs point to Cora simply being insane, but Jane knows better. Is this part of the same conspiracy behind her husband’s death?

While book one was much more edge-of-your-seat thriller, this was a little more tame. I love the technology element to this kind of thriller. Someone is always watching and how they can manipulate cameras and other devices to track Jane. She is still the most wanted fugitive but has been able to evade those that are trying to stop her. I feel like the character development was so strong in the first book for Jane, so there wasn’t too much more progression with that in this novel.

I did enjoy this book, but I’d say that THE SILENT CORNER was such a solid debut for this series that it was hard to follow up. So I would highly recommend getting book one if you want to start the Jane Hawk series! If you like the thrillers that are very believable and have that “this could really happen” vibe, then I’d highly recommend jumping into this new series from Koontz!

Overall, this was still a great paced thriller. If you want a strong female protagonist and love a good suspense novel with some technology elements, then you should grab the Jane Hawk series from Koontz!

 

Check back after the holiday weekend for the collective #allthebookreviews thoughts!

–Jess

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