77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

Book Description

Publication Date: December 27, 2011
 
I am the One, the all and the only. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. I am the Pendleton’s history and its destiny. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. . . .
 
The Pendleton stands on the summit of Shadow Hill at the highest point of an old heartland city, a Gilded Age palace built in the late 1800s as a tycoon’s dream home. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of  madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its fortunate residents—among them a successful songwriter and her young son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed attorney, and a driven money manager—the Pendleton’s magnificent quarters are 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. With each passing hour, a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. Soon, all those within its boundaries will be engulfed by a dark tide from which few have escaped.
 
Dean Koontz transcends all expectations as he takes readers on a gripping journey to a place where nightmare visions become real—and where a group of singular individuals hold the key to humanity’s destiny. Welcome to 77 Shadow Street.
 
Review –
What a way to start off the New Year, staying up, reading  the Dean Koontz new thriller,77 Shadow Street .  Great story but just a tad too much description in places but never the less, I almost read it in one sitting, almost.  If you’re a fan of Dean Koontz, be sure to put this one on your “to be read” list.  You won’t regret it.
 

Happy New Year Everyone

 

Old Goal and New Goals:

Last year I exceeded my goal of reading  135 book by 14, although those figures don’t jive with Goodreads because they don’t take into consideration reading a book twice.  This year I have set my goal at 140, a safe conservative number because you never know what might happen to limit your  reading time.

 

 May 2012 be a great reading year for everyone.