The Eyes of Darkness

The Eyes of Darkness

by Dean Koontz


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A mother’s greatest wish—or worst nightmare—comes true in this chilling novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

Tina Evans has spent a year suffering from incredible heartache since her son Danny's tragic death. But now, with her Vegas show about to premiere, Tina can think of no better time for a fresh start. Maybe she can finally move on and put her grief behind her.

Only there is a message for Tina, scrawled on the chalkboard in Danny's room: NOT DEAD. Two words that send her on a terrifying journey from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold shadows of the High Sierras, where she uncovers a terrible secret...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425240403
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.


Newport Beach, California

Date of Birth:

July 9, 1945

Place of Birth:

Everett, Pennsylvania


B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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The Eyes of Darkness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Latisha Nelson More than 1 year ago
I read this this book in my apt during my first month living there. Big mistake. Huge. Do not read this if you get scared easily. It had me terrified if those bumps in the night, you know the ones.... but this is also the book that made me break up with stephen king to begin my lifelong love affair with dean.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of Koontz best a very good book. Koontz outdoes himself this time. A story about Love lose, and finding it again. It's got it all Love, Action and Suspense. I loved it, I recommend it to anyone. If you like Koontz books or just Suspense this will blow your mind. you will never guess the out come. It takes you from Vegas strip to the mountains out side Reno Nevada. Tina Evens a mother that has lost her son finds out the truth about her sons death and falls in love with cool guy that saves her but threw the hole book. It's also got some super natural stuff going on which makes it very suspenseful and scary book.
austinator More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mom whose young boy went on a camping trip. Something big happens and she can't believe it. She blames it on herself. She goes on an adventure to fix it. It is very action packed, mysterious, and suspenseful. I like how he explains why she blames herself, how he intertwines the story with suspense, and how she is going to fix it. He did a great in this book describing key moments in this book. He also did a great job of keeping this book interesting, I usually get very bored of books very fast. He kept me interested in the book the whole time and I had no intention of setting it down for one minute. It was one of the best books I have ever read in my entire lifetime. Overall I would give this book probably about eight or nine out of ten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I finished in in only a few days. It is gripping and hard to put down. Any mom that loves a good heart gripping thrill should read this book.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
This is one of Koontz's first novels, written originally under a pen name. It's definitely not up to par with his latest works but it wasn't bad either. A mother looses her son to a tragic accident while he's on a scouting trip in the Nevada mountains. A year later and she's coping....until two words show up on her dead sons chalkboard. NOT DEAD. Lots of mysterious paranormal incidents occur that lead the mother and her new flame on a hunt to uncover what has been covered up and to discover why. The Eyes of Darkness was a good story but it didn't have enough depth. Why the events occurred was explained but the how part was left a mystery. The characters were very cardboard with very little background. If this was written by the Koontz of today I think it would make a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's Dean Koontz. What else can I say. The suspense and the turn arouond ending are pure Koontz. This mother will leave nothing unturned to find her son, even when the evil ones are out to stop her.
Calebsmumma More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite Koontz book! This book had me from the beginning, I finished it really quickly. This book is about a Mother who has lost her son to a mountain adventure accident, she get's divorced because of it and the childs room remains the same way it was when he went missing. The bodies of this accident were never found so it leaves you with skeptic thoughs about whether or not he is really gone. This story goes on to unravel a secret about her son and the secret is more than you can imagine. You'll enjoy this one but becarefull you might not want to put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of Dean's books. Many are very good, and this was right up there with the best. The story starts slowly, with the usual in depth character development that Koontz is so famous for, then really takes off. Once it gets going it never stops. I couldn't put it down once the action started. Fast paced and on the edge of your seat chases and twists. You are left with an ending that left me a bit teary eyed because you felt so good how things turned out. I would highly recommend this book as it is one of Dean's best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only Koontz could come up with such a tale of horror and the twists of fate that envelopes his characters. A great read that will have you intrigued and terrified.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Eyes of Darkness was an amazing book. I just picked it up one day, to have something to read, and fell in love with Koontz's work. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to read: Koontz fan or not. I do wish the ending had a little more closure...but that's my only complaint.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mystery, action, suspense, a little romance. Typical Koontz, but this story is the most intriguing one I've come across so far. I ended up reading it out loud to my family on a long car trip.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Dean Koontz for years and this is the 6th book I have read so far. I have 13 more of his sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I could not put this book down. The mother in me wanted so bad for Tina to find her son I read until my eyes hurt. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a good mixture of all the things essential to make a book great. Suspense, action, romance, and Science Fiction. All the people who like these genres will LOVE this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was one of the greatest ones that he has written. I didn't want to ever put it down. It is worth the time to read.
arnett4388 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was originally written under Koontz's pen name. Being one of his older novels, I, of course, really enjoyed the mystery and the supernatural aspect. It is certainly not as good as Watchers, and he did get carried away with the kid's abilities in the end, but overall it was very entertaining and worth reading.
turtlesleap on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A reprint of some of Koontz's early work and not as satisfying a read as I had hoped. Clearly, he has made great strides as writer.
andyray on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Christina Evans has lost her son, Danny, to a weird accident that killed him and 13 others in the Rocky Mountains. An attorney she meets, Elliot Strykker, nibble at some weird events happening in Christina's house, in Danny's room, and eventually find out Danny wasn't killed at all. Koontz often uses children as victims, yet they usually (always?) are saved by family and love, not nessarily in that order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always love Deans books, this one is no exception :)
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This book is so good I could read it over and over and over it is about a mother who loses her son on a camping trip or a field trip for something. But it has a twisted ending that I am NOT going to spoil. The mother's name is Tina her boy is name is named Danny. And when he dies his mother goes into his room and every time she goes in there, she sees scrawlled on his chalkboard " not dead " This book is amazing it has a twisted ending, and is very detailed!
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