The fifth, and final, book in the Jane Hawk series is here!
Thanks to Random House for sending me the free early copy earlier this year in exchange for my honest review
THE NIGHT WINDOW – Dean Koontz (Released May 14th, 2019)
The series includes: THE SILENT CORNER, THE WHISPERING ROOM, THE CROOKED STAIRCASE, and THE FORBIDDEN DOOR
And work can kiss my ass today because I was able to get this one done in time for the end of the month before my wrap up post went live lol last one for #bravethebacklist and #fallintomybacklist for 2019
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings Jane Hawk’s one-woman war to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent wages her final battle against a terrifying conspiracy–for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom.
Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for contemporary thrillers. Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk’s resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the “Arcadian” conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the “adjusted” people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America’s future, Jane will require all her resources–and more–as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
I’ve been with this series from the beginning and I’ve loved Jane Hawk since I was first introduced to her in THE SILENT CORNER. She has been a clever, determined, stubborn, and resourceful lead character and I really liked seeing how she grew and adapted throughout the series. Well done to Koontz for continuing to flesh her out with each book as the different events unfolded.
I 100% recommend you start with book one, THE SILENT CORNER, if this piques your interest. This won’t make much sense if you start here and it will ruin the experience if you start here and start over – because then you’ll know how it all ends. From the very beginning, it was evident that the “Arcadian” conspirators had an incredible reach of power, especially considering they were able to turn a former FBI operative into the most wanted fugitive. When Jane once stood alone, she began to meet people that stood with her and her fight against them.
I don’t want to give away a lot with this final installment because I don’t want to spoil anything. This one is just as action packed and explosive as some of the other books have been in the series. As with a lot of crime series there can be some books that are more or less fillers – ones that will help add information and background to progress the story without a ton of action – and I think books 2 and 4 were that way for me. This one was on par with THE SILENT CORNER, in my opinion. A great way the end the Jane Hawk story!