Saturday, August 27, 2022

The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz – Book Review

Dean Koontz is a master storyteller. His fiction journey began when he was a senior in college and won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition. Since then, he has never stopped writing.

The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz

Koontz latest book published in 2022, The Big Dark Sky, is all we have come to expect from this master of suspense.


A Montana landscape photo
Image by Daniel Burkett  from Pixabay 
The setting is Montana where, as a girl, Joanna Chase lived on a ranch until tragedy changed her life. At age 9, after both parents die, Joanna goes to live with an aunt in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Now it is twenty-five years later. Joanna is a writer still living in Santa Fe. She has only vague memories of the past until she begins to receive pleas – by phone, through her TV, in her dreams.

I am in a dark place, Jojo. Please come and help me.

Unable to ignore these desperate pleas, Joanna is compelled to return to Montana.  Unknown to her until she arrives back at Rustling Willows Ranch, other people, including a scientist, a boy from Joanna's childhood, a private investigator and a computer expert, have also been drawn to this isolated area in Montana, haunted by a sense of imminent danger.

Meanwhile, on the outskirts of this remote ranch, a madman lurks with a disturbing vision which tells him that mass murder is the only way to save the future. 


The Big Dark Sky novel
Available on Amazon

The synchronicity of coincidences brings together this band of strangers under Montana's big dark sky. Will they be able to defeat the threat that could spell the end for humanity? 

The Big Dark Sky is listed as a #1 Bestseller in Amazon's Science Fiction Adventures~

More Reviews of Books by Dean Koontz:

*The Big Dark Sky – Book Review by Wednesday Elf


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  1. I have read Dean Koontz before and have always enjoyed his books. Thanks for this recommend.

  2. As you already know, my husband loves Dean Koontz books. I usually hear all about them as he reads them and he tells me which ones he thinks I will like. Koontz does have a gift for tying reality and the supernatural / spiritual world together. He, himself, tends to have a prophetic vision that can be rather spooky & disconcerting. He always offers much food for thought even though his books are fiction.

    1. I agree with your assessment of Dean Koontz and his visions. I've read several books where he infers this (whatever situation he has described in his story) never happened in real life ~ but leaves you with the impression "that it could!"

  3. Oh this sounds so good! Sounds scary but intriguing! My mom read a lot of this author's books. Honestly, this would make a good movie.

    1. Several of Koontz' books have been made into movies, Barbara. This one would definitely make a scary movie. :)

  4. This sounds like a literary banquet for Dean Koontz aficionados! Just reading your excellent review sends shivers up my spine.

    1. I agree, Margaret. It was a scary book, but really good!

  5. This book sounds a compelling and scary read! You can really feel it through your descriptions. I am sure from your review that anyone who likes this genre will love this book. I also feel it would make a great film!

    1. Dean Koontz fans will really enjoy this book. Thanks for your visit, Raintree Annie.

  6. Koontz is on my list of favorite authors, so this will go on my reading list for sure. Thanks for the review and recommendation Pat!

    1. Glad I could add to your reading list, Olivia. :)

  7. This one might be too spooky for me. I read Dean Koontz when he writes about his dogs. That makes me respect him even beyond his writing... for his humanity.

    1. I've always loved his 'dog' stories, Diana. Watchers was my favorite, but also the dog in the two books about Christopher Snow.


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