Synopses & Reviews
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 hes 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 Mitchs wife and hes named the price for her safe return. The caller doesnt care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. Hes 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. Hes got seventy-two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But hell pay a lot more. Hell 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 theres no other experience quite like it.
From the Hardcover edition.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Koontz is America s No. 1 author of thrillers and] The Husband is one of his finest novels. The Denver Post
We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn t care that Mitch can t raise that kind of money. If she s everything to you, then you ll find a way.
Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he ll pay a lot more. He ll pay anything.
Praise for The Husband
Breakneck speed and complexities . . . Koontz is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form. The Star-Ledger
A pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Hitchcock. Publishers Weekly
A] hair-raising thriller . . . Nothing should be given away about this sinuous nail-biter s developments . . . all help ratchet up the suspense. Booklist (starred review)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise that kind of money. If she’s everything to you, then you’ll find a way.
Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.
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, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.