The Husband

The Husband

Book - 2006
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With each and every new novel, Dean Koontz raises the stakes--and the pulse rate--higher than any other author. 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--and to a showdown with the darkness that would destroy it forever.

What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?

We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash. Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he's standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.

Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch's wife and he's named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn't care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He's confident that Mitch will find a way.

If he loves his wife enough. . . Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He's got seventy-two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he'll pay a lot more. He'll pay anything.

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. This is a Dean Koontz novel, after all. And there's no other experience quite like it.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780553804799
Characteristics: 400 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 10, 2019

Interesting twists throughout the story and does a good job of tying in new characters. Many of the circumstances are a little hard to believe and the detective who keeps showing up at unusual times and situations is more humorous than anything.

ArapahoeChristine Feb 08, 2017

I couldn't put this book down!

Jul 15, 2014

Koontz is a master of suspense! The book is full of adventure, interesting characters and a great story line.

henrydeb May 15, 2013

Again Koontz is mesmerizing - you just want and have to know what will happen next and how.

Nov 24, 2010

The book starts off really intense and keeps going that way for the entire thing but I foudn the ending a litte too "easy" and the prologue was just useless. However, that is not to say I didn't like it. It was a really good book but the ending could have used a little tweaking.

Oct 05, 2010

Koontz starts out with a fast paced situation, but I kept thinking there was going to be an ending that would just freak me out. However the end turned out to be quite predictable.
Plenty of twists & turns, except for the end.

Dec 18, 2009

Good read, will make an interesting movie for sure... very intense at the end, with a quick come down... didn`t quite understand the whole New Mexico thing... I`ve read better Koontz.. also, what's up with the wind thing???

Nov 05, 2007

I love this author.

Oct 21, 2007

This is probably the best Dean Koontz story I've read. It's a real page turner.

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Sep 06, 2010

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