Written by: David Gatward
I would hazard a guess that everyone’s got a Koontz novel they loved. I had a crack at Tick-Tock a while back (not least because I’d written a still unpublished novel with the same name a few years ago) and loved it. Funny, tense, original. The kind of skill and talent that this man has almost makes me violent…
Anyway, here’s a heads-up: out in December (don’t worry, I’ll bung a reminder up when it comes round) Koontz is launching his new novel, Innocence. Here’s the blurb:
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen.
She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found.
But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.
Reading that, I’ve not a clue what it’s about, but knowing Koontz it’ll be big on ideas, real characters, killer dialogue and lots of other things he seems to do effortlessly. It’s available to order now, and you can grab an excerpt to have a taste of what’s to come at his website here: http://www.deankoontz.com/innocence/