Book review: 77 Shadow Street

This thrilling novel will keep you guessing until the last page.
This thrilling novel will keep you guessing until the last page. Contributed

BOOK: 77 Shadow Street
AUTHOR: Dean Koontz
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers
RRP: $32.99

THE Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill, a palace built in the late 19th century as a tycoon's dream home.

But its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide and mass murder. Since being converted into luxury apartments in the 70s, however, the Pendleton has been at peace.

For its fortunate residents the Pendleton is a sanctuary, its dark past all but forgotten.

But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths.

As nightmare visions become real, a group of extraordinary individuals hold the key to humanity's destiny.

Full of heart-stopping suspense, 77 Shadow St delves into a dark future where the one called The One rules.

Dean Koontz writes a deeply thrilling novel that takes unexpected twists and ultimately leaves you asking yourself - what sort of future do we face.

Admittedly I found this a difficult novel - it was only when I reached the last page that I full appreciated it, especially the style, the theme and the absolute mastery Koontz had over the plot.

You can tell, he envisioned exactly how he wanted it to end and expertly manipulated to plot to keep you guessing until the final page.

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