The husband by dean koontz unknown binding january 1, 2006 4. Chapter one a man begins dying at the moment of his birth. To not give the plot away, this is an excellent read. This is to warn people though that koontz has a wind problem not only in this book but in alot of his other books. His childhood had a strong influence on his writing as he grew older. A writer visits a town that isnt what it appears to be. Deans father, raymond koontz, was extremely abusive to him and his mother. The husband tba frankenstein 2004 phantoms 1998 hideaway 1995 whispers 1990 watchers 1988 the intruder 1977 there are a total of 18 movies. The television commerical for dean koontzs novel the husband. Dean koontz was born in july of 1945, a month before world war ii ended in the pacific. The television commerical for dean koontz s novel the husband. With each and every new novel, dean koontz raises the stakesand th.
Dean ray koontz born july 9, 1945 is an american author. The husband by dean koontz is an exciting drama that tests one mans devotion to his wife. When he was a senior in college, dean koontz won an atlantic monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. Did dean koontz really predict the coronavirus in his novel. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. He needs to give the guy 2 million dollars, cash or else. The husband is a novel by the bestselling author dean koontz, released in 2006. Focus features, in conjunction with random house films, has announced. Piqued my interest on the first page and i wasnt bored for a moment reading it.
Coming to his married life, dean koontz married his longtime girlfriend turned wife, gerda cerra. I love his use of metaphor and his overall command of the english language and the way koontz writes keeps a reader involved in his books from beginning to end, but not in this story. The husband is its own story however and is worth you while to read. See all 41 formats and editions hide other formats. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure. It was filmed in france and italy and released in french. The husband by dean koontz paperback harpercollins. Dean koontzs husband headed for the big screen dean koontz, the author whose every book is a multimillion copy bestseller in the u.
May 30, 2017 the changing face of dean koontz adam smith may 30, 2017 for years, i would have said that despite everything i had read the classroom greats and notsogreats, dean koontz was my favourite. As we mentioned earlier, greda was the one who supported her husband for his career as a writer. He needs two million dollars and he only has sixty hours to find it. Dean koontz bio, age, height, spouse, family, net worth. The husband by dean koontz 2006, hardcover for sale online. He tries everything he can to find money, but hes only a gardener. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 500 million copies to date. May 20, 2009 new york awardwinning filmmaker ole bornedal has signed to direct the thriller the husband, based on the bestselling dean koontz novel of the same name.
This was the first book i read from koontz, and the first nonking book i read for fun in a while. The husband is a coproduction in their unique partnership of random house inc. Focus features, in conjunction with random house films, has announced that a film adaptation has been greenlit plot summary. With each and every new novel, dean koontz raises the stakesand the pulse ratehigher than any other author. The husband by dean koontz 2012, paperback for sale online. Dean ray koontz, popularly known as dean koontz is an american author with novels billed as suspense thrillers but frequently include elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. A suspense novel and love story from one of the most acclaimed and popular authors of modern tim. After the death of his wife and daughter in a plane crash, a newspaper reporter discovers that the crash may. Mitch rafferty has just sixty hours to save his wife. The husband, by dean koontz, is a very sketchy novel. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and redemption to the mystery of love itself. Mitch has just received a phone call telling him that his wife has been kidnapped and he has sixty hours to come up with two million dollars. His novels are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.
If youre thinking about trying out a dean koontz book i highly recommend the husband. May 30, 2006 from its tense opening to its shattering climax, the husband is a thriller that will hold you in its relentless grip for every twist, every shock, every revelationuntil it lets you go, unmistakably changed. His novels are broadly described as suspense thrillers, but also. He has published over 105 novels, a number of novellas and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work. Details about digital the husband dean koontz digital the husband dean koontz.
From its tense opening to its shattering climax, the husband is a thriller that will hold you in its relentless grip for every twist, every shock, every revelation, until it lets you go, unmistakably changed. Eventually, mitchell rafferty would be able to cite the minute that he began to recognize the inevitability of his. Sep 25, 2010 the husband was published in 2006 and i read it that year after my uncle gave it to me. Dean koontzs bestselling novel is brought to tv in this 4 hour miniseries. The changing face of dean koontz cultured vultures. James schamus, president of focus features, part of nbc universal, and peter gethers, president, random house. Dean koontz lives in southern california with his wife, gerda, their golden retriever, anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden. The husband is the first dean koontz book ive read and it leaves me wanting to read more of his work. Mitch rafferty, owner of a small landscaping business, receives a phone call from someone claiming to have kidnapped his wife holly. His mothers courage in standing up to her husband also served as an inspiration in deans writing. Dean koontz film adaptations 1977 the passengers aka the intruder 1979 video release this was adapted from the novel shattered, which koontz wrote under the name of k. Dean koontzs 1981 thriller about a deadly virus from wuhan.
The husband will twist you in knots and that is a good thing. The denver post dean koontz thrillers are the perfect way to chill out on a hot summer day. Mar 04, 2020 dean koontz s 1981 thriller about a deadly virus from wuhan tops bestseller lists 39 years on as fans say it predicted the coronavirus outbreak koontz novel the eyes of darkness describes a. The husband by dean koontz is a murderdramamystery with nothing of the supernatural involved other than the occasional feelings of closeness or dread among the characters. The central character in the husband is a gardener named mitch rafferty. The husband moves like a roller coaster without brakes. He is often unfairly maligned because of this evolution by readers that want the same dose of koontz each time. Focus features, in conjunction with random house films, has announced that a film adaptation has been greenlit. A mans love for his wife is put to the test after he receives a mysterious phone call from a stranger. Now, in what may be his most suspenseful and heartfelt novel ever, he brings us the story of an ordinary man whose extraordinary commitment to his wife will take him on a harrowing journey of adventure, sacrifice, and. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 450 million copies to date.160 63 1403 1103 1069 376 162 640 1522 665 897 186 941 786 1195 27 613 317 98 1289 539 1494 1650 636 1317 451 628 641 1297 1050 106 90 1046 442 506 64 397 1385 259