What the Night Knows by Dean Koontz. Library Call Number: PS3561.O55 W48 2011.
Dean Koontz, one of America’s premier suspense and horror authors, began 2011 with this ghost story of terrifying dimensions. Homicide detective John Calvino finds a serial killer is stalking and murdering whole families, in a fashion similar to a previous killer twenty years before. What shakes the detective to his core is that two decades before, when he was 14, his entire family was the last murdered and Calvino had killed the homicidal maniac himself in self defense. But he has always suspected that some evil refuses to stay buried and now he’s certain that same spirit has turned its attention to his wife and children. Bookreporter.com call this “…a fast-paced novel of hurt and evil, redemption and love. The first half will have you jumping at every little noise, afraid of things that go bump in the night, and the second half will convince you that danger is often closer than you think.”